Indians agree to Minor League deals with Hood, Moore

Indians agree to Minor League deals with Hood, Moore

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have added some depth to their roster, agreeing to terms on Minor League contracts with outfielder Destin Hood and catcher Adam Moore on Sunday.

Upon completion of a physical exam, the deals will include an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club. The Indians have not confirmed the signings.

Hood, who was a second-round pick by the Nationals in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, split last season between three levels in Washington's farm system, topping out at Triple-A Syracuse. Overall, the 24-year-old hit .298/.348/.460 with 11 home runs, 26 doubles, two triples, 42 RBIs and 52 runs scored in 106 games.

Hood, who bats right-handed, would project to begin the season at Triple-A Columbus, where the Tribe also has a pair of promising outfield prospects in Carlos Moncrief and James Ramsey. Tyler Holt (spent part of last year with Cleveland) and prospect Tyler Naquin (at Double-A in '14) could see time in Triple-A next year, too.

Hood has hit .267 with a .725 OPS in parts of seven Minor League seasons in the Nationals' system.

The 30-year-old Moore gives Cleveland an experienced layer of depth behind starting catcher Yan Gomes and backup Roberto Perez. Like Hood, Moore would likely be ticketed for Triple-A, barring the unexpected.

Moore has played in 86 Major League games (265 at-bats) in parts of six seasons with Seattle, Kansas City and San Diego. In the Majors, the catcher has a .200 average and a .551 OPS, and he has thrown out runners at a 17 percent (9-for-54) clip.

Last season, Moore hit .200 (2-for-10) in only nine games with the Padres, but he spent the bulk of the year in the Minors. In 93 games between Triple-A El Paso (91 games) and the Rookie-level, Moore hit .305/.367/.506 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs.

In parts of eight seasons in the Minor Leagues, Moore has thrown out 31 percent of would-be basestealers.

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