Sources: Branyan chooses Indians over Rays

Free agent Russell Branyan has chosen the Indians over the Rays,
major-league sources confirmed.

The deal, first reported by ESPN.com, is expected to result
in Branyan getting everyday at-bats at multiple corner positions.
It is worth $2 million with $1 million in incentives.

The Rays had less playing time to offer. They would have used
Branyan mostly as a DH, and also in right field.

Branyan, 33, batted .251 with 31 home runs and 76 RBIs in 116
games for the Mariners last season.

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