GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have signed infielder Cristian Guzman to a minor league contract.
Guzman didn't play last season because of a shoulder problem, but the 33-year-old passed a physical with the Indians on Tuesday and will have a chance to win a job during training camp. A two-time All-Star, Guzman is a career .271 hitter in 12 seasons with Minnesota, Washington and Texas. He played with the Nationals for Indians manager Manny Acta, who called and asked him if he wanted to keep playing.
With the Twins, Guzman won three AL Central titles and played in 18 postseason games.
Guzman has been mainly a shortstop at the big-league level but played in 72 games at second for Washington and Texas in 2010.