The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran infielder Juan Uribe, according to multiple reports.
Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal first reported that Uribe, 36, would join the Indians after finishing last season with the Mets.
Cleveland.com reports the deal is worth around $5 million. Uribe must first pass a physical. He is currently in the Dominican Republic and dealing with Visa issues that are expected to delay the process before Uribe arrives at spring training.
“I know it's floating out there. It's no secret we've been interested in him,” manager Terry Francona told reporters of Uribe Friday following the team’s first workout. “I think there's a respectful way to do it and you can't just always go on reports. I don't want to dismiss it either.”
Uribe spent last season with three teams, the Dodgers, Mets and Braves, and hit .253 with 14 home runs in 119 games.