(CLEVELAND) – WTAM 1100 has confirmed an initial report by Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com that the Indians are closing in on a multi-year contract extension with outfielder Michael Brantley.

The club has not officially announced the deal and the terms of the new contract have not yet been disclosed.

This reported extension will help the Indians avoid arbitration with Brantley.

Brantley, 26, hit .284 in 2013 with 10 HRs and 73 RBIs.

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the Indians on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

- Nick Camino