Luke Carlin returns to catch in Indians' system
Former Quebec resident hit .230 at triple-A last season
The Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Luke Carlin, who is returning to Cleveland's organization.
Carlin's deal includes an invitation to major league spring training camp.
The 33-year-old former resident of Aylmer, Que., spent time with the Indians and their triple-A affiliate from 2010-12, hitting .252 in 62 games in 2012. He played in 10 games for Cleveland during that span.
Last season, Carlin was in the Los Angeles Angels’ system at triple-A Salt Lake, hitting, .230 in 77 games with four homers and 29 runs batted in.
Carlin has played in 56 career games over four seasons with San Diego, Arizona and Cleveland.
With Carlos Santana likely to move to third base, Carlin gives the Indians depth at catcher behind presumed starter Yan Gomes.