Justin Masterson talks break off

Updated: March 21, 2014, 9:30 PM ET
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have suspended contract talks to focus on preparation for the regular season.

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said he spoke with Masterson about the talks Friday. The sides may resume negotiations at a later time.

Masterson, projected to be one of the top starters in free agency next offseason, is seeking a multiyear deal worth about $17 million annually, according to reports. The right-hander's agent proposed ...

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