Indians agree to minor league deal with outfielder Venable


The Associated Press



The Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year minor league deal with 33-year-old outfielder Will Venable.

Venable, a college teammate of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff at Princeton, was at Cleveland’s player development complex on Friday, where he will undergo a physical and is expected to sign with the team.

Over his eight-year major league career, Venable has posted a career .251 average with 81 home runs, 387 RBIs and 135 stolen bases.

He spent the 2015 season between the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers, hitting .244 with 6 home runs and 33 RBIs.

Venable will join Rajai Davis, Joey Butler, Shane Robinson and Robbie Grossman as offseason outfield additions for the Indians.

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