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Indians invite OF Jeff Francoeur to Major League camp

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CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent OF JEFF FRANCOEUR (Fran-COOR) to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.

Francoeur, who turns 30 on Wednesday, owns a career Major League batting average of .263 (1209-4603) with 250 doubles, 25 triples, 140 home runs and 618RBI in 1227 games with Atlanta, New York-NL, Texas, Kansas City and San Francisco. He has driven in at least 75 runs over four different campaigns (2006-07, 2009, 2011), owns a Rawlings Gold Glove (2007) and has the second-most assists (121) of any active Major League outfielder. As recent as 2011 for Kansas City he hit .285/.329/.476/.805 with 47 doubles (2nd in AL), 20HR & 87 RBI in 153 games. Jeff was hometown Atlanta's first round pick in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft out of Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA and split the 2013 season between the Royals and Giants.

The Indians now have extended eleven (12) non-roster invites to Major League camp.

PITCHERS (7)                    

ATCHISON, Scott, RHP

BANWART, Travis, RHP

CAPPS, Matt, RHP

CLOYD, Tyler, RHP

MARCUM, Shaun, RHP

RAMIREZ, J.C., RHP

ZAGUSKI, Mike, LHP

CATCHERS (1)                  

TREANOR, Matt

INFIELDERS (2)                 

GIAMBI, Jason

ROHLINGER, Ryan

OUTFIELDERS (2)                            

CARSON, Matt

FRANCOEUR, Jeff

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