The Cleveland Indians sign Austin Kearns

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 22 December 2010 at 9:03 am

The Cleveland Indians have signed 30-year old righty swinging outfielder Austin Kearns to a 1-year, $1.3 million dollar deal. Kearns played in 84 games for the Indians last season and he was 82 of 301 (.272 avg, .772 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 8 homers, 42 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Kearns played in 120 games overall last season with the Yankees & Indians and he was 106 of 403 (.263 avg, .746 OPS) with 55 runs scored, 10 homers, 49 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Kearns has now played in 962 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 843 of 3,282 (.257 avg, .775 OPS) with 480 runs scored, 115 homers, 471 RBIs and 31 stolen bases. The Indians have decided to bring back Kearns because he played pretty well for them last season before they traded him to the Yankees for Zach McAllister.

The Cleveland Indians sign Travis Buck

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 22 December 2010 at 8:58 am

The Cleveland Indians have signed 27-year old lefty swinging outfielder Travis Buck to a minor league deal. Buck played in 14 games for the A’s last season and he was 7 of 42 (.167 avg, .541 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer, 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Buck has now played in 170 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 147 of 587 (.250 avg, .755 OPS) with 74 runs scored, 18 homers, 71 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Buck is still young enough to bounce back for the Indians as he was once a very highly thought of prospect with the A’s. I like this move for the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians sign Adam Everett

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 17 December 2010 at 8:27 am

The Indians have signed 33-year old righty swinging shortstop Adam Everett to a 1-year deal. Everett played in 31 games for the Tigers last season and he was 15 of 81 (.185 avg, .468 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 4 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He has now played in 846 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 655 of 2,698 (.243 avg, .642 OPS) with 325 runs scored, 40 homers, 282 RBIs and 66 stolen bases. Everett will get a chance to make the Indians as a utility infielder next spring and he will have a good chance of making the team due to his defensive glovework.

The Cleveland Indians sign Paul Phillips

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 8 December 2010 at 3:08 pm

The Indians have signed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Paul Phillips to a minor league deal. Phillips played in 12 games for the Rockies last season and he was 5 for 23 (.217 avg, .497 OPS) with 4 runs scored and 1 RBI. He also played in 34 games in AAA-ball last season and he was 29 of 122 (.238 avg, .636 OPS) with 15 runs scored and 10 RBIs. Phillips has now played in 91 games in his first 7 years in the majors and he is 58 of 221 (.262 avg, .655 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 3 homers and 26 RBIs. Phillips will battle with Lou Marson and Luke Carlin for the backup catcher job behind Carlos Santana next spring.

The Cleveland Indians sign Jack Hannahan

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 4 December 2010 at 9:38 am

The Indians have signed 30-year old lefty swinging 3B/1B Jack Hannahan to a minor league deal. Hannahan played in 96 games in AAA-ball last season and he was 79 of 334 (.237 avg, .714 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 9 homers, 45 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He last played in the majos in 2009 with the Mariners & A’s. Hannahan has played in 290 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 192 of 856 (.224 avg, .658 OPS) with 91 runs scored, 16 homers, 90 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Hannahan will get a shot to make the Indians next spring.

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