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The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have signed first baseman David Cooper to a minor league contract.
Cooper, 26, split the 2012 season between Triple-A Las Vegas and the Toronto Blue Jays. He began the year in Las Vegas where he hit .314 (82-261) with 27 doubles, 10 home runs and 52 runs batted in in 62 games before being promoted to Toronto in May. With the Blue Jays, Cooper hit .300 (42-140) with 11 doubles, four home runs and 11 runs batted in through 45 games. His 2012 campaign ended in late August due to a mid-back strain, an injury that led to his March 2013 release from Toronto and required surgery in April.
The Stockton, CA native is a career .301 (593-1972) hitter in the Minor Leagues and over two Major League seasons with Toronto in 2011-12 he batted .270 (57-211) with 18 doubles, six home runs and 23 runs batted in. The left-handed hitting first baseman led the Pacific Coast League in batting average (.364) and doubles (51) for AAA Las Vegas in 2011. He was Toronto’s first round pick (17th overall) in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and played collegiately at Cal State Fullerton and the University of California.
David has reported to the Goodyear (AZ) Player Development Complex and will eventually be assigned to the Triple-A Columbus squad.
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