Shoppach signed, Aubrey outrighted
The Indians have avoided salary arbitration with Kelly Shoppach, who signed a one-year deal today. The Tribe has not gone to arbitration with a player since Jerry Browne and Greg Swindell in 1991.
Also today, Michael Aubrey, designated for assignment when Carl Pavano was signed last week, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus. Aubrey will be a non-roster invitee to Spring Training camp.