Indians sign catcher Matt Treanor to minor league deal
The Cleveland Indians today announced that the club has signed free agent catcher Matt Treanor to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
Treanor, 37, has batted .221 (281-for-1272) with 45 doubles, 18 HR and 129 RBI in 468 career games across nine major league seasons with Florida (2004-08), Detroit (2009), Texas (2010, 2011), Kansas City (2011) and Los Angeles-NL (2012) after being selected by the Royals in the fourth round of the 1994 June draft. He owns a career .989 fielding percentage (32 E, 3047 TC) and has caught just over 27% of runners attempting to steal (68 of 247).
Treanor appeared in four games behind the plate during the Rangers’ 2010 postseason run, including Game 2 of the World Series against San Francisco. The Garden Grove, CA native last appeared in the Majors with the Dodgers in 2012 and spent the 2013 campaign recovering from a left knee procedure. He is married to Misty May-Treanor, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in volleyball.
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