The Indians have an agreement with promising young catcher Yan Gomes, according to sources.
The agreement, pending a physical, is for $23 million over six years.
The contract is the largest ever pre-arbitration deal for a catcher, breaking the mark of Carlos Santana, the man Gomes displaced.
The deal covers two pre-arbitration years, three arbitration years and one free agent year.
Gomes his .294 in 88 games last season with Cleveland.