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Today in Tribe History: December 19, 1975

Corner infielder and occasional outfielder Russell Branyan is born in Georgia. Branyan was a home run hitting threat throughout his Major League career, often hitting long moonshots that impressed the crowd, only to strike out at frustrating rates while hitting for a low average. He spent his first five MLB seasons with the Indians before being dealt in 2002 to the Cincinnati Reds...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

8/29 Recap: Indians Ride Mustaches to Victory

Roster Update: Another familiar face will possibly be joining the Indians as Russell Branyan has signed a minor league deal with the team and will report to Columbus. Most likely this was so he could get in a few games in AAA before joining the team in September when rosters expand. In a separate move, Yan Gomes has been reinstated from the 7 Day Concussion DL and was in the starting...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The return of Rusell Branyan: Indians make handful of roster moves

Russell Branyan is back with the Indians organization, but don't expect to see him at Progressive Field the last five weeks of the season. The Indians signed Branyan to a minor-league contract on Friday. Branyan, 38, has been assigned to Columbus and was in the lineup, playing first base against Indianapolis. Branyan has not been in the Majors since 2011 and spent this year with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign Russell Branyan to minor deal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have reunited with slugger Russell Branyan, signing him to a minor league deal for the remainder of the season. The 38-year-old Branyan has spent part of six seasons (1998-2002, 2010) with Cleveland. He's played for Tijuana in the Mexican League this season, hitting 19 homers with 59 RBIs. The Indians have assigned Branyan to Triple-A Columbus for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign Russ Branyan, signal the return of #BlameBranyan

Just a short email from Bart Swain, but the wide-sweeping impact is felt across the universe of Cleveland Indians fans… Please note the Indians have signed INF RUSS BRANYAN to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus for the remainder of the 2014 season. Branyan, 38, has spent the 2014 season in the Mexican League with Tijuana (19HR, 59RBI, 1.043OPS). He has...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: March 28, 2010

The Indians place starting first baseman Russell Branyan on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his lower back. Matt LaPorta will fill in for him in the interim. Branyan will play in just 52 games for the Tribe this ... Read More
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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