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Indians sign OF Hermida to minor league deal

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The Cleveland Indians signed outfielder Jeremy Hermida to a minor league contract, reported Monday.

Hermida, 29, was rated as a top 30 prospect by Baseball America three straight years, including No. 4 overall in 2006 but has not reached his projected potential.

The 2002 first round draft pick of the Florida Marlins has not played regularly in the major leagues since 2010. Last year, he had just 24 at-bats for the San Diego Padres. He has played mostly in Class AAA the past two seasons.

In eight major league seasons, Hermida has batted .257 with 65 home runs and 250 RBI.

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