MLB Free Agency 2012: Cleveland Indians Preparing To Sign Ryan Spilborghs, According To Report

Free-agent utility outfielder Ryan Spilborghs, who was non-tendered by the Rockies back in December, is now likely headed to the Cleveland Indians, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Spilborghs played spot duty in the outfield for much of his career in with the Rockies, and enjoyed decent success up until the 2011 season. Despite hitting .272/.345/.423 for his career. Spilborghs had a disastrous 2011 at the plate, hitting just .210/.283/.305. His three home runs and 22 RBI last season were the lowest totals he has posted since his rookie season.

The Texas Rangers had also expressed interest, but Spilborghs and his agent Scott Boras may like the fit and opportunity to compete for a starting job with the Indians better than a small role on the Rangers. Spilborghs' best moment as a Rockies player came with his spectacular 14th inning grand slam against the San Francisco Giants during a game in August of 2009.

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