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Kearns lands back in Cleveland

Posted By Chad Jennings On December 20, 2010 @ 12:22 pm In Misc | 285 Comments

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ph_400290His stint in New York was rather forgettable, but Austin Kearns turned an otherwise solid 2010 into a $1.3-million deal with the Indians. [2]

One year ago, Kearns had to settle for a minor league deal. Cleveland invited him to big league camp, he made the team and he hit .272/.354/.419 before a deadline deal to the Yankees, who gave up Zach McAllister for the rental. With the Yankees, he hit for no power and only a .235 average.

The Yankees need a right-handed reserve outfielder, but after his stint last season, it would have been hard to see the Yankees bringing Kearns back.

Speaking of not coming back: Chan Ho Park has agreed to a deal with the Orix Buffaloes. [3]Try to contain your disappointment.

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[2] $1.3-million deal with the Indians. : http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101220&content_id=16347104&vkey=news_cle&c_id=cle

[3] Chan Ho Park has agreed to a deal with the Orix Buffaloes. : http://twitter.com/Orix_Buffaloes/status/16836250736533505