Though I confess that I already knew, but was sworn to secrecy, I'm excited to officially announce the signing of right-hander Jason Grilli to a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians with a big-league invitation to spring training. Grilli will be given the opportunity to compete for a spot in the Indian's bullpen. If he makes the big league club, he'll earn $800,000 for the season. Grilli, who has become a close friend and confidant through his work with the award winning children's book, A Glove of Their Own, remained tight lipped about who he had officially signed with as a respect to his future employer. He had let those in his inner circle know that he had signed with someone and had Fed-exed his contract out on Sunday. "I felt that that was the class way to handle things despit ...
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