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By The Sports Xchange January 21, 2013 3:40 PM
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.