Indians sign 2 free agents

The Indians have signed free agent infielder Jose Lopez and

outfielder Felix Pie to minor league contracts for next season.

Both deals include non-roster invitations to spring


Lopez, a versatile former All-Star for Seattle, split last

season with Colorado and Florida. The 28-year-old has a career .263

average in 955 games with the Mariners, Rockies and Marlins, who

signed him last June. He spent time at Triple-A New Orleans before

playing the final 32 games with the Marlins, batting .273 with six

homers and 13 RBIs.

The 26-year-old Pie has played with Baltimore and the Chicago

Cubs. He had his best season with the Orioles in 2009, when he

batted .266 with nine homers and 29 RBIs in 101 games. He played in

85 games for Baltimore last season.