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Juan Uribe Reportedly Signs with Indians

New York Mets' Juan Uribe hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2016

Veteran third baseman Juan Uribe has reportedly found a new home in the AL Central after playing for three different MLB teams in 2015.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported Uribe is in agreement with the Cleveland Indians, pending a physical. Buster Olney confirmed the deal is worth just under $5 million.

Uribe, 36, hit .253 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI in stints with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets in 2015.

In Cleveland, Uribe will likely split time at third base with 24-year-old Giovanny Urshela, who hit just .225 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 81 games with the Tribe last season. Urshela leaves a lot to be desired at the plate, at least at this point in his career, though he's solid in the field and could benefit from a platoon with Uribe.

And while Uribe's days of being a solid, everyday third baseman are behind him, he's still a solid fielder at the position who brings pop to the plate. 


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