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Indians sign two to minor league contracts

By jcfortun Published: January 14, 2009

The Cleveland Indians signed right-handed pitchers Kirk Saarloos and Greg Aquino to minor league contracts today. The two will be non-rsoter invitees to Spring training.

Saarloos is a journeyman pitcher who began his seven-year career with the Houston Astros. He has also pitched with the Reds and, most recently, the Oakland A's. His career record is 29-30 with a 5.02 ERA.

Aquino, another journeyman, is a converted infielder with a 2-4 record and 17 saves in his five years as a pitcher. Aquino led the Arizona Diamondbacks with 16 saves in 2004.

The Indians have now extended 7 non-roster invitations to minor league free agents: RHP Tomo Ohka and catcher Damaso Espino. Infielders: Andy Cannizaro, Jesus Merchan and Wilson Valdez.

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