Indians sign Raburn, Francisco to minor league deals

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJanuary 21, 2013


The Cleveland Indians announced Monday that they signed free agent infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn and outfielder Ben Francisco to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training.
Raburn, 31, has spent his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. He has a .256 career batting average with 95 doubles, 54 home runs and 216 RBI in 566 games since 2004.
Francisco, 31, has a career .257 average in 1,535 at-bats with 104 doubles, 49 home runs and 189 RBI in 542 games with Cleveland, the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays since 2007.