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Indians sign free agent 1B/OF Bryan LaHair to minor contract with invite to big league camp

By Stephanie Storm Published: February 5, 2014

Indians signed free agentfirst baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp.

LaHair, 31, is a veteran of three Major League seasons with the Seattle Mariners (2008) and the Chicago Cubs (2011-12), batting .260 with 26 doubles, 21 home runs and 56 RBI in 195 games with a .764 OPS. 

The Worcester, Mass., native was a player-voted National League All-Star selection with the Cubs in 2012 after batting .286 prior to the break with 12 doubles, 14 home runs, 30 RBI and a .883 OPS. 

The left-handed hitter owns a career batting average of .289 (.835 OPS) against right-handed pitching and ihas hit .326 (.914OPS) as a pinch hitter. He spent last season with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks after the Japan Pacific League club purchased his rights from the Cubs following the ‘12 season.  LaHair then attained free agency upon his recent Jan. 23 release from SoftBank.


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