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Cleveland Indians sign Shane Robinson, Adam Moore to minor-league deals with invitations to Spring Training

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 24: Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of the game on June 24, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 24: Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of the game on June 24, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians signed free agent OF SHANE ROBINSON and C ADAM MOORE to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.

Robinson, 31, spent his first full season in the Major Leagues with the Minnesota Twins in 2015, batting .250 (45-180) with 7 doubles, 3 triples and 16 RBI in 83 games. He collected single-season career-highs in hits, runs (28) and triples and appeared in 55 games in left field, 15 games in center field and 12 games in right. He began his professional career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 after his fifth round selection in the June draft out of Florida State.  He appeared in 268 regular season games and 18 postseason contests with the Cardinals from 2009-14 before signing with the Twins last December.

Moore, 31, begins his second stint in the Indians organization after spending the entire 2015 season at Triple-A Columbus, batting .282 (93-330) with 20 doubles, 6 home runs and 44 RBI in 92 games for the International League champs.  The Royse City, TX native batted .421 (16-38) in the Triple-A playoffs with 2 2B, 3 HR & 10 RBI in 10 games and over his last 44 regular season games at Triple-A he batted .323 (53-164).  He appeared in one game for the Indians (Sept. 30) after his September 23 promotion from Columbus.

Financial site 24/7/ Wall Street names Goodyear, Arizona — home of Cleveland Indians Spring Training — one of 50 best cities to live in U.S.


Except for the fact that it’s in Arizona in March, here’s one more reason to visit Goodyear for Indians Spring Training: It’s one of America’s 50 best cities to live.

That’s according to the financial blog 24/7 Wall Street, which ranked the West Valley suburb No. 7 on its newest ranking of America’s 50 best cities to live. From Phoenix Business Journal:

To determine its list, the website reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. It looked at a range of variables such as crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.

Some highlights for Goodyear include average household income of roughly $70,000, which is about $20,000 higher than the statewide average. And the Southwest Valley city is pretty light on crime.

“With 132 incidences of violent crime per 100,000 residents annually, the city’s violent crime rate is less than half that of the state a whole,” according to 24/7 Wall Street.

Goodyear also boasts a poverty rate below the state average: 12.1 percent vs. 18.2 percent.

The city’s median home value is $243,000.

Goodyear was the lone Arizona city on the list, which was topped by Meridian, Idaho, a suburb of Boise.

Goodyear is home to a number of warehouses and fulfillment centers for retailers including Amazon. REI also is building a warehouse in the West Valley city. Goodyear also has seen other economic activity including a new Harkins Theatres under construction, and Valley favorite Oregano’s opened a restaurant in the city last year.

To check out the full list, visit 24/7 Wall Street.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jose Ramirez’s car found a parking spot at shortstop & we fall to the Reds in Spring Training action, Mar. 26

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Mike Aviles decided to play a little prank on Jose Ramirez in the AM, then it was time for game action. Michael Bourn collected a few hits, and Kipnis returned from his back spasms we fell to the Reds.

-Photos By Dan Mendlik

PHOTOS: Indians beat Giants behind mammoth homers by Moss, Sands

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While you were sleeping, Brandon Moss homered and Jerry Sands did the below — hit a mammoth, 480-foot homer over the 55-foot batter’s eye at Goodyear Ballpark — as the Tribe took down the Giants, 9-5. Fun night.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTOS: Tribe beats Oakland, 8-3, behind Chisenhall’s three hits, Santana’s booming homer

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Sold out crowd in Goodyear sees Tribe fall 11-5, March 20

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The first night game in Goodyear, Arizona this Spring season didn’t end in victory for the Tribe. The Indians still rapped out 13 hits and Sean Casey had a little extra addition to his cap.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Bauer solid, Moss’ debut, Lindor’s inside-the-parker, Santana’s moon shot and more

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On Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark:

  • Trevor Bauer’s solid five innings
  • Lindor inside the parker
  • Moss’ debut in the field
  • Moonshot from Santana
  • And more!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Indians Manager Terry Francona hosts Goodyear Fire Dept., other first responders at Tribe Spring Training

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Indians Manager Terry Francona will play host to five nonprofit or first responder groups over the final month of Spring Training as a way to show his appreciation for the groups’ efforts in their respective fields.

Goodyear Little League baseball players first visited camp on March 7. On Friday, members of the Goodyear Fire Department visited, followed by Luke Air Force Base, Goodyear Police Department and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Each group’s participants will visit camp in the morning and either watch Indians Major League players take batting practice – or, if they choose, they can shag fly balls during BP with Tribe players. BP typically begins around 10:30AM.

Later, each group will receive tickets to that day’s game at Goodyear Ballpark on behalf of Francona, who also consistently plays host to similar groups at Progressive Field during the summer months.

“I love to recognize groups like these and this is a cool way to do it,” Francona said. “This is one small way we can give back to the community and we’re happy to.”

The complete schedule of group visits includes:

  • Goodyear Fire Department: Friday, March 13
  • Luke Air Force Base: Saturday, March 21
  • Wounded Warrior Project: March 24
  • Goodyear Police Department: March 29

PHOTO GALLERY: Perez, Santana homer, Kluber pitches simulated game, March 12

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The Tribe fell, 10-5, to KC on Thursday, but not before Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana smacked homers and Corey Kluber got his work in in an earlier simulated game.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Holt, Bourn, Aviles have big days in win over Cubs

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik


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