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Indians sign outfielder Michael Brantley to 4-year extension

Brantley Michael Brantley signed a $25 million extension after setting career highs in home runs in 2013. (Jason Miller/Getty)

The Cleveland Indians locked up 26-year-old outfielder Michael Brantley on Thursday, signing him to a four-year extension with a team option for a fifth year.

The left fielder has spent all five of his major league seasons in Cleveland.

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The deal, for $25 million, secures one of Cleveland's best offensive players through his prime. In 2013, Brantley led the Indians in hitting with a .284 average, 10 home runs, 26 doubles and 73 RBI.

Brantley also stole 17 bases, tied for third-most on the team.

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