That’s why the Indians signed 32-year-old catcher Adam Moore to a new minor league contract yesterday. In 2016 with the Columbus Clippers, Moore slashed 247/.316/.365. He elected for free agency this off season, but returns back to the Tribe.
Since 2009, Moore has bounced back and forth between the Majors and the Minors in four different organizations. It is unlikely that the Indians will use him in any extended capacity this season. In the event of an injury to Yan Gomes or Roberto Perez, however, expect Moore to be the next man up to the major league roster.
It’s an insurance policy that costs the Indians virtually nothing, and they bring back a player that is already familiar with the organization and the cities in which he will play. Like any fan, I’m hoping for a best-case scenario where he inexplicably blossoms in his mid thirties and posts six consecutive 10-WAR seasons. It is much more realistic to hope that he has a brief, wondrous run with the big league club like Jerry Sands in 2015.