Kearns, Indians go their separate ways
American League club sends outfielder packing for 2nd straight season
Outfielder Austin Kearns has been released by the Cleveland Indians.
Kearns cleared waivers and was let go on Thursday by the Indians, who designated the veteran for assignment last week.
The 31-year-old hit .200 (30-for-150) in 52 games this season with two homers and seven runs batted in. He signed as a free agent with Cleveland in December, his second stint with the Indians.
Last season, Kearns played in 84 games with the Indians before they traded him to the New York Yankees before the July 31 deadline for pitcher Zach McAllister.
Kearns has also played for Cincinnati and Washington.