Tribe reach deal with vet Graffanino
Graffanino has played with six teams during a 12-year major league career. The 36-year-old signed with the Indians last June, and after coming back from knee surgery, he batted .315 in 25 games for Triple-A Buffalo while playing four different infield spots.
Graffanino is a .267 career hitter. He batted .238 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 86 games for Milwaukee in 2007 before suffering a season-ending right knee injury in August. He has played for Atlanta, Tampa Bay, the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City, Boston and the Brewers.
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