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Duncan, Carlin reject assignments; become free agents

After refusing minor league assignments from the Indians, Shelley Duncan and Luke Carlin become free agents.

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Outfielder Shelley Duncan and catcher Luke Carlin refused minor league assignments from the Cleveland Indians and will hit the free agent market, reports Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer:

Duncan has spent the past three seasons with the Indians after signing with the club in January of 2010. He’s totaled over 200 at-bats in each of the past three years, hitting a combined .231/.309/.430 during his time in Cleveland.

The 33-year-old hit .203/.288/.388 with 10 doubles and 11 home runs over 232 at-bats in 2012. He made a majority of his appearances as the team’s left fielder, but he also manned right field and first base as well as designated hitter.

Over six seasons in the majors with the Indians and New York Yankees Duncan owns a career line of .229/.306/.427.

Carlin appeared in four games for the Indians this season, collecting three hits over 14 at-bats. The 31-year-old spent most of the year with the team’s Triple-A affiliate, hitting .252/.358/.345.