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Indians Sign Fedroff

August 7, 2008
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CLEVELAND, OH— The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed OF TIM FEDROFF, their 7th round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Fedroff, 21, finished his 2008 sophomore season at the University of North Carolina where he hit .404 (115-285) with 78 runs scored, 22 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 71 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 67 games as he helped the Tarheels advance to the College World Series. The Flagtown, NJ native finished 3rd among all Division I players in the entire nation in hits (115), T5th in total bases (183), T17th in runs scored (78), 37th in average (.404) and T37th in doubles (22), while also recording a .542 slugging percentage and a .568 on-base percentage (1.110 OPS).

Following the 2008 season, Fedroff was named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive season and earned 1st Team All-America honors by while also being selected to the 1st Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The 5’11, 190-pound outfielder (bats L, throw R) hit .344 with 5HR and 41RBI in 63 games during his freshman year at North Carolina while being named a Freshman All-American and 2nd team All-ACC. Fedroff will begin his professional career with the Mahoning Valley Scappers in the coming days.

The Indians have now signed 23 picks from the June 5-6 First-Year Player Draft, including 12 of the club’s first 14 selections.

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