Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with versatile free-agent infielder Andy LaRoche and invited him to spring training. He'll have a chance to win the club's utility infield job. Primarily a right-handed hitting third baseman, LaRoche was with Oakland last season. He was on the Athletics' opening-day roster and spent the first two months with the club. He batted .247 in 40 games and played four infield positions. The 28-year-old was sent to Triple-A Sacramento in June and spent the remainder of the season with the River Cats. LaRoche has also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh. His brother, Adam, plays for Washington and his father, Dave, pitched for 14 seasons in the majors. Dave LaRoche led the Indians in appearances and saves in 1975 and 1976.
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