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Indians sign catcher Matt Treanor to minor league deal

Indians sign catcher Matt Treanor to minor league deal
December 17, 2013
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The Cleveland Indians today announced that the club has signed free agent catcher Matt Treanor to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.

Treanor, 37, has batted .221 (281-for-1272) with 45 doubles, 18 HR and 129 RBI in 468 career games across nine major league seasons with Florida (2004-08), Detroit (2009), Texas (2010, 2011), Kansas City (2011) and Los Angeles-NL (2012) after being selected by the Royals in the fourth round of the 1994 June draft. He owns a career .989 fielding percentage (32 E, 3047 TC) and has caught just over 27% of runners attempting to steal (68 of 247).

Treanor appeared in four games behind the plate during the Rangers’ 2010 postseason run, including Game 2 of the World Series against San Francisco. The Garden Grove, CA native last appeared in the Majors with the Dodgers in 2012 and spent the 2013 campaign recovering from a left knee procedure. He is married to Misty May-Treanor, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in volleyball.

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User Comments

December 18, 2013 - 11:36 AM EST
Well Tony, if he's married to Misty May-Treanor, we've got to have him. I'm picturing a sand-pit behind home plate and exhibition beach volleyball during the seventh inning stretch. Definitely Antonetti's best acquisition so far. Where does he find these mid 30's catchers with under 60 MLB games per year? He has done this every year since he's been GM. Maybe he needs his hearing checked. Maybe when Francona told him you can never have enough pitching he heard catching.

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