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Indians sign Shane and Whitehouse

Indians sign Shane and Whitehouse
June 14, 2013
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The Cleveland Indians have officially signed two more players from the 2013 Draft to minor league contracts on Friday as they announced the signing of 6th round pick right-handed pitcher Casey Shane and 19th round pick left-handed pitcher Matthew Whitehouse.

Shane is the highest profile signing to date and is a prep pitcher who had a committment to Texas A&M but opted to sign with the Indians. He is a sinkerballer who sits in the low 90s and has some interesting secondary stuff and a projectable frame, and should open the season at rookie level Arizona. Whitehouse missed some time due to injury but has a promising upper 80s fastball and cutter mix. If he is healthy, he should open the season at short season Single-A Mahoning Valley.

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