CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Indians are reportedly cutting ties with Closer Brad Hand, in a cost-cutting move.
The Athletic was the first to report the news.
Hand has a $10 million contract option in his current deal, with a $1 million buyout. If another team does not claim him off waivers, the 30-year old will become a free agent.
In the shortened season, Hand led the American League with 16 saves. He posted a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings of work.
The Indians also have decisions to make on the contract options for Catcher Roberto Perez and First Baseman Carlos Santana.