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Indians Sign OF Jeremy Hermida to Minor League Contract

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced that the club has signed free agent OF JEREMY HERMIDA to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.

Hermida, 29, has batted .257 (517-2012) with 104 doubles, 65 home runs and 250 RBI over 632 games in his Major League career, appearing with the Florida (2002-09), Boston (2010), Oakland (2010), Cincinnati (2011) and San Diego (2011-12) organizations.  He split the 2012 campaign between San Diego's Major League club and Triple-A Tucson, but was limited to fewer than 60 combined games due to a strained left adductor muscle and hip flexor.  Hermida was originally selected by the Marlins in the first round (11th overall) of the 2002 June draft.

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With this transaction, the Indians now have 61 players in Major League camp, including 21 non-roster invitees.

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