Indians Sign Grilli, Buscher, Gosling, Rodriguez

4:09pm: The Indians also signed Brian Buscher, Mike Gosling, and Luis Rodriguez to minor league deals, according to a team press release.

Buscher, 29 in April, has a career line of .266/.343/.356 with the Twins, mainly at third base.  Gosling, 29, tossed 25 innings for the Indians last year with a 5.04 ERA.  He posted a 4.81 ERA in an additional 67.3 Triple A innings.  Rodriguez, 29, had a career-high 251 plate appearances with the Padres this year but hit just .202/.319/.260.  He's capable of playing all around the infield.

10:59am: The Indians signed reliever Jason Grilli to a minor league deal, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.  Grilli will make $800K in the Majors.  Grilli first tweeted about the signing on November 23rd, but couldn't reveal the team.  The 33-year-old righty posted a 5.32 ERA in 45.6 innings for the Rangers and Rockies this year, whiffing over a batter per inning but battling control and elbow problems.  If the Indians are happy with Grilli, they can retain him for 2010 and 2011 as an arbitration-eligible player.



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