Indians bring back Kearns

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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielder Austin Kearns to a one-year contract.

Kearns spent the first four months of the 2010 season with the Indians before being dealt to the New York Yankees on July 30. The 30-year-old batted .263 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI in 120 combined games.

Originally drafted seventh overall by Cincinnati in 1998, Kearns is a .257 hitter with 115 home runs and 471 RBI in 962 career games with the Reds, Nationals, Indians and Yankees.


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