The Indians signed infielder Andy LaRoche to a minor league with an invitation to spring training. I also like these moves because adding guys with a little potential always makes spring training interesting. Once a top prospect in the Dodgers organization, LaRoche never panned out and now he’s 28. He had one decent year at Pittsburgh but outside of that, he’s been mostly used as a part timer. Last year he had a .654 OPS in 104 plate appearances and he didn’t have a single home run.
Jason Donald is LaRoche’s primary competition because he plays a lot of the same spots as the Indians utility infielder. Still, having a guy like LaRoche at Triple-A can be nice because he can fill in for a few different spots if someone goes down.
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