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Juan Uribe signed to play third base, pending physical

After "targeting" Uribe for what seems like months, the Indians finally hit the target, signing Uribe to a one-year deal. And also, Beware the Avocado!

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Juan Uribe

Indians sign veteran Juan Uribe to contract | - A source confirmed to on Friday that the Indians have reached an agreement on a contract with Uribe, pending a physical exam. Due to visa issues, it could still be several days before Uribe arrives to the Tribe's camp to take the physical and complete the signing.

Cleveland Indians reach agreement with Juan Uribe pending physical | - Veteran infielder Juan Uribe, who played with the Dodgers, Braves and Mets last season, has reached a one-year deal with the Indians pending a physical.

Why the Cleveland Indians' signing of Juan Uribe makes (temporary) sense | - Uribe will be a one-year stopgap, at most, which follows the front office's recent operating trend.

Indians sign 3B Juan Uribe to one-year deal pending physical - Cleveland Indians - Ohio - The question now becomes what the Indians do with Urshela. The most likely option is that Urshela would be sent down to Triple-A so he can continue to receive regular at-bats.

Other Tribe-Related

Terry Francona likes Cleveland Indians' catchers, but needs them to stay healthy | - Gomes finished third in Friday's endurance test for pitchers and catchers and Perez reported 20 pounds lighter than last year. Now they just have to stay healthy.

Cody Anderson sets tone in Indians camp | - Cody Anderson wins endurance race [insert Best Shape of His Life joke here]

100 years before the Brewers adopted Hank, the Indians had a bull terrier mascot named Larry | - To many, Jack Graney was the first former professional baseball player to make the transition into the broadcast booth. Some might regard him as a member of the 1920 World Series champion Indians. But to many Cleveland fans in the early 20th century, Graney was just one half of baseball's most adorable tag team.

Around the Horn

U.S. Accuses Sports Agent of Smuggling Leonys Martin - The New York Times - The baseball agent Bart Hernandez has been indicted by a grand jury in Miami on charges of human trafficking, stemming from the smuggling of the Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin out of Cuba and into the United States in 2010.

Tony Phillips an ultimate super-utility player | - An apparent heart attack claimed Phillips on Wednesday, at age 56. This is a stunner because he was not a man you could knock down, not for long anyway. You always knew he would find a way to get in the last word.

We are family: Pirates unveil 1979 throwback jerseys for 2016 season

And Finally,

Los Angeles Dodgers avocado causes Dodgers' first injury of spring training | FOX Sports - Second baseman Micah Johnson will be limited in his workouts for about a week after cutting his hand while trying to remove an avocado pit, The Orange County Register reported. Reporter Bill Plunkett called it the Dodgers' "first cut of the spring."