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Indians Sign Trot Nixon

Despite recent interest from the Pirates, the Indians signed right fielder Trot Nixon for one year and $3MM.  Even with Nixon on the decline, it's hard not to like the signing for the Tribe.  The Indians already have a decent RF in Shin-Soo Choo, but this provides some depth and strong defense. 

A Nixon/Choo platoon probably wouldn't make sense - looking at the splits for both players, neither can hit lefties.  However, Casey Blake can play right when the Indians face a southpaw.

The Tribe will have roughly 1800 ABs to go around for Blake, Nixon, Choo, Ryan Garko, David Dellucci, Jason Michaels, and Franklin Gutierrez.  Perhaps a trade is in order. 

I tried to allocate the ABs for fantasy baseball, and my brain exploded.  Please go over to RotoAuthority and help out.



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