Indians To Sign Ryan Spilborghs

The Indians announced that they have agreed to sign free agent outfielder Ryan Spilborghs to a minor league deal. The Boras Corporation represents the outfielder, who was non-tendered in December. 

Spilborghs posted a .210/.283/.305 line in 223 plate appearances for the Rockies in 2011, appearing at all three outfield positions. The 32-year-old has a career .273/.357/.443 line against left-handed pitching and could add balance to a Cleveland lineup that includes a number of outfielders who hit from the left side: Michael Brantley, Shin-Soo Choo, Ezequiel Carrera and Grady Sizemore. The Rangers also expressed some interest in Spilborghs, who has an overall career line of .272/.345/.423.

Jon Heyman of first reported the news on Twitter. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported this morning that a deal was likely to occur and's Jordan Bastian added detail. 

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11 Comments on "Indians To Sign Ryan Spilborghs"

3 years 7 months ago

While we’re signing this guy, the rays are taking Pena out from under our noses

3 years 7 months ago

IMO it is time for a name change for this team How about the Stiff-ians or the If-ians.

Dan Mazzaro
3 years 7 months ago

Hopefully it’s just a minor league deal

3 years 7 months ago

Has to be…40men roster full. Cunningham out of options.
If it’s a MLB deal he takes Carmona (restricted lists) place.
But we can’t break camp with three 4OFs….

3 years 7 months ago

Carrera may be optioned back to Columbus

3 years 7 months ago

Yes , but if you want to remove him from the 40 men roster he has to go through waivers…
Anyway it’s a Milb deal.
That is more then fine with me.
One of those 4Ofs will break camp and produce against LHP

3 years 7 months ago

There’s no use crying over…spilborghs?

3 years 7 months ago

But whats his real name?

Richard Allen
3 years 7 months ago

Bye Spilly! Thanks for the memories!

3 years 7 months ago

WOW…Boras made a fortune on this contract…LOL

3 years 7 months ago

Notice it makes no mention of Scott, only his corporation.
He let the janitor mop this one up.