Tribe inks OF Robinson to Minor League deal

Catcher Moore returns to Indians with invite to Spring Training

Tribe inks OF Robinson to Minor League deal

The Indians added outfield depth Thursday by signing Shane Robinson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. It was also announced that catcher Adam Moore will return to the organization with a Minor League deal and an invite to big league camp.

Robinson, 31, hit .250/.299/.322 in 197 plate appearances for the Twins in 2015, but his defensive versatility should be an asset for Cleveland if he makes the big league club out of camp.

The Indians' depth chart is questionable right now, with Michael Brantley expected to miss part of April after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder, rookie Abraham Almonte returning to center and converted third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall slotted in right.

Robinson is a career .237/.302/.313 hitter in six seasons with the Cardinals and Twins.

Moore, also 31, spent 2015 with Triple-A Columbus and batted .282/.328/.397 in 92 games with six home runs and 44 RBIs. He played in one big league game for Cleveland and went 1-for-4.

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