Indians agree to minor league deal with outfielder Venable
Feb. 26, 2016
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have agreed to a one-year minor league deal with 33-year-old outfielder Will Venable.
Venable, a college teammate of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff at Princeton, was at Cleveland's player development complex on Friday, where he will undergo a physical and is expected to sign with the team.
Over his eight-year major league career, Venable has posted a career .251 average with 81 home runs, 387 RBIs and 135 stolen bases.
He spent the 2015 season between the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers, hitting .244 with 6 home runs and 33 RBIs.
Venable will join Rajai Davis, Joey Butler, Shane Robinson and Robbie Grossman as offseason outfield additions for the Indians.