Nate Spears Rumors

Indians Notes: Lillibridge, Spears, Staff Assignments

On this day in baseball history (1941), Indians shortstop Lou Boudreau replaced outgoing manager Roger Peckinpaugh to become the youngest manager in baseball history at the age of 24. Here's the latest news coming out of Cleveland…

  • Utility man Brent Lillibridge has declined his outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, tweets writer Jordan Bastian. The move makes him a free agent.
  • Left-hander Nate Spears has received an invitation to the Indians' big league camp for Spring Training after being signed last week to a Minor League contract, says Bastian (via Twitter). 
  • Former first base coach Tom Wiedenbauer and bullpen coach Dave Miller are staying with the Indians organization as field coordinator and pro scout, respectively, tweets Bastian.