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2002 CLEVELAND INDIANS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   3rd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Charlie Manuel, Joel Skinner
General Manager:   Mark Shapiro
Stadium:  Jacobs Field
Attendance:  2,616,940
Payroll:  $78,909,449
Playoffs:  -

Cleveland Indians affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Chuck Finley (39)
Youngest Player:  Brandon Phillips (21)
Longest Tenure:  Charles Nagy (13)
Top Hitter:  Jim Thome (3)
Top Pitcher:  C.C. Sabathia (22)
Top Draft Pick:  Jeremy Guthrie (#22)

Roster Continuity:  67.14%
Top Prospect:   Corey Smith
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Minnesota9467.584--
Chi White Sox8181.50013.5
Cleveland7488.45720.5
KC Royals62100.38332.5
Detroit55106.34239.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Danys BaezCleveland Indians200020034$ 14,500,000$ 3.63mClub option for 2005 worth $5m (declined). Had defected from Cuba
Josh BardCleveland Indians200220021$ 200,000 Contract purchased from minors
Matt LawtonCleveland Indians200220054$ 27,000,000$ 6.75m
C.C. SabathiaCleveland Indians200220054$ 9,500,000$ 2.38mAvoided arbitration. Option year for 2006



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