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Indians Sign Rincon, Graffanino

Posted on: June 24, 2008 11:55 am
Edited on: June 24, 2008 12:46 pm

According to Anthony Castrovince at, the Indians have signed reliever Juan Rincon and infielder Tony Graffanino to minor league deals.

Rincon, 29, lost effectiveness in August of '06 and pretty much never recovered.  It's easy to try to tie his decline to his May '05 performance enhancing drug suspension, but he was solid for the rest of that season.

Graffanino, 35, is trying to work his way back from knee and ACL surgeries.


Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2008 3:29 pm

Indians Sign Rincon, Graffanino

Looks like someone is about to have a major fire sale or make a major aquisition to take a run at the postseason.  I would bet on the former.

Despite only being 7 1/2 games out, the season is over.  Time to rebuild, or in Cleveland, they call it, retool.

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