Indians sign Branyan to Minor League deal

Indians sign Branyan to Minor League deal

KANSAS CITY -- The Indians signed veteran infielder Russ Branyan to a Minor League contract on Friday.

Branyan, who will report to Triple-A Columbus, last appeared in the Majors in 2011 with the Angels. This season, he clubbed 19 home runs and posted a 1.043 OPS in 65 games with Tijuana in the Mexican League .

The 38-year-old has posted a .232/.329/.485 slash line over 14 Major League seasons.

Branyan was drafted by Cleveland in 1994 and spent his first five years with the organization. He rejoined the Indians for part of the 2010 season.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.