Juan Uribe Signs With Indians
The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran infielder Juan Uribe to a one year deal, according to multiple sources.
The thirty-six year old has had quite the journey throughout his fifteen years in the Majors. In 2015 he spent time with the LA Dodgers and Atlanta Braves before joining the New York Mets. Last season he hit a combined .253 batting average along with fourteen homers and 43 RBIs in 119 games and battled a back and shoulder injury toward the end of 2015. In his career Uribe has also spent time with the Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants.
The deal will be confirmed once Uribe joins the Indians and passes a physical exam; the deal could be worth up to $5 million.
The Indians were in the market this offseason for a veteran third baseman, someone who the young Giovanny Urshela could learn from. Urshela had a few injuries in 2015 as well as issues at the plate, hitting just .225 with six homers and 21 RBIs.