Jeremy Hermida #47 of the San Diego Padres poses for a portrait during a photo day at Peoria Stadium on February 27, 2012 in Peoria, Arizona.
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CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians signed free agent outfielder Jeremy Hermida to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
The 29 year old has batted .257 with 104 doubles, 65 home runs and 250 RBI over 632 games in his Major League career.
Hermida has played for Florida (2002-09), Boston (2010), Oakland (2010), Cincinnati (2011) and San Diego (2011-12).
]He split the 2012 between San Diego’s Major League club and Triple-A Tucson, but was limited to fewer than 60 combined games due to a strained left adductor muscle and hip flexor. Hermida was originally selected by the Marlins in the first round (11th overall) of the 2002 June draft.
The Indians now have 61 players in Major League camp, including 21 non-roster invitees.
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