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Indians sign veteran catcher Redmond, add him to 40-man

By jcfortun Published: January 15, 2010

Here is the press release:

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed CA MIKE REDMOND to free agent Major League contract.

Redmond, 38, owns a 12-year Major League career batting average of .289 (636-2201) with 113 doubles, 13 home runs and 238 RBI in 741 games with the Florida Marlins and Minnesota Twins since debuting in 1998.  The Spokane, Washington native was a member of the 2003 World Series Champion Marlins and was a member of Minnesota’s AL Central winning teams in 2006 and 2009.

Redmond has spent the last five seasons, since 2005, in the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins where he hit a combined .297 (256-863) in 257 games.  He hit .341 (61-179) for the Twins in 2006 and last season hit .237 (32-135) in 45 games.

The 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.

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