Indians sign outfielders Matt Carson, Cedric Hunter

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielders Matt Carson and Cedric Hunter to minor league contracts.

The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielders Matt Carson and Cedric Hunter to minor league contracts, reports Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The new deals Cleveland extended to Carson and Hunter include invitations to major league spring training.

Hunter spent last season with the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate, hitting .268/.355/.375 with 19 doubles, two triples and five home runs over 355 at-bats. The 24-year-old made his major league debut in 2011 with the San Diego Padres, collecting one hit in four at-bats, and owns a career line of .288/.348/.390 over seven seasons in the minors.

Carson appeared in 26 games with the Minnesota Twins last season, collecting 15 hits, including one double, over 66 at-bats. He spent most of the season with Minnesota’s Triple-A club, hitting .282/.347/.457 with 28 doubles, two triples and 14 home runs over 422 at-bats.

The 31-year-old Carson owns a career line of .211/.224/.319 over 166 major league at-bats, while he’s hit .264/.326/.448 over 11 seasons at the minor league level.

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