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Indians add OF Ryan Spilborghs

Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:17 am
Ryan SpilborghsBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Free-agent outfielder Ryan Spilborghs has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Indians, Insider Jon Heyman reports.


Spilborghs, 32, hit .210/.282/.305 with three home runs in 223 plate appearances as a backup outfielder with the Rockies last season. He's a .272/.345/.423 hitter in his seven seasons in the big leagues -- all in Colorado.

The Rockies non-tendered Spilbroghs last month.

A right-handed hitter, he could help out Cleveland's left-handed lineup, which features three left-handed hitters in the outfield in Grady Sizemore, Shin-Soo Choo and Michael Brantley. Designated hitter Travis Hafner, second baseman Jason Kipnis and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall are all left-handed hitters as well.

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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Indians add OF Ryan Spilborghs

Yeah baby! There's the power bat we were supposed to sign this offseason!

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Indians add OF Ryan Spilborghs

another sub mediocre addition to a sub mediocre indians team....are we sure he's using the right name? (check his ID) will the indians do better
than the twins?  it's gonna be interesting to watch. 

Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:16 pm

Indians add OF Ryan Spilborghs

There's no problem with this player. All he is a solid backup not starter material, and by looking at his numbers, he's only going to probably play between 90 to 120 games for the Tribe.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:00 pm

Indians add OF Ryan Spilborghs

What's the problem? Most teams do not have enough lefties to throw out against this lineup for a series and as long as they hit righties these boys will be able to compete everyday. I am not impressed with this team however and I think that other boy they got from Colorado last year was a "HUGE" mistake by this organization. As a lifetime Indians fan I hope that I am wrong about this.

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