The Indians have signed 27-year old lefty swinging 2B/3B/OF Nate Spears to a minor league deal. Spears played in 4 games for the Red Sox last year and he was 0 for 4 with 3 whiffs. He also played in 108 games in AAA-ball for the Red Sox last year and he was 83 of 346 (.240 avg, .725 OPS) with 46 runs scored, 10 homers, 38 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Spears has now played in 7 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 0 for 8 (.000 avg, .000 OPS). Spears was likely signed at the request of Indians’ manager Terry Francona. Spears will get a shot to win a bench job with the Indians next spring.