The Indians sign Juan Uribe

3 Comments

This one has been simmering for a while, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cleveland Indians have signed third baseman Juan Uribe. Terms aren’t yet known but there were reports in January that he had rejected a $3 million offer from Cleveland and wanted more. UPDATE: Uribe will make just shy of $5 million on a one-year deal.

Uribe, 36, spent last season with the Dodgers, Braves, and Mets. He hit a combined .253/.320/.417 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI over 397 plate appearances. He’s still a solid third baseman and is renowned as one of the best clubhouse guys in the business. He stands to be an everyday player for Cleveland. Other suitors, such as the Giants, viewed him in a utility role.