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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed infielder Mike Aviles to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2015 season.
Financial terms were not immediately available.
Aviles, who was acquired in a trade from Toronto in November, gives the Indians depth at second base and shortstop. He spent last season as Boston's primary shortstop, batting .250 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs in 136 games.
The 31-year-old was eligible for salary arbitration before agreeing to the deal. The Indians have not gone to an arbitration hearing with a player since 1991.
Aviles also posted a career-high in doubles (28) last season and matched personal bests in extra-base hits (41) and steals (14).
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The Cleveland Indians will trade shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera
by next winter, sources told Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Spoke with a few sources from other teams who think Asdrubal will be traded by next winter. Aviles' 2+ deal w/ option increases that sense.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 7, 2013
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Rich Hill and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league deal. Hill will receive an invitation to spring training where he will compete for a spot in the Indians bullpen.
The left-handed Hill compiled a 1.83 ERA in 19 2/3 innings of relief while with Boston in 2012.
Hill has spent parts of eight seasons at the major league level with the Cubs, Orioles and Red Sox.