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Pavano agrees to deal with Tribe

Updated: January 6, 2009, 9:47 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Cleveland Indians and free-agent pitcher Carl Pavano agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Tuesday.

Pavano can make another $5.3 million in performance bonuses, based on starts from 18-35 and innings from 130-235.

"Carl was very impressed with everything when he visited Cleveland,'' agent Tom O'Connell said. "He's excited to be there and he feels like this is a tremendous opportunity.''

Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said that Pavano, who turns ...

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