Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst has been the plan of attack for president Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff.
The front office tandem has reportedly made their next off-season move by re-signing veteran backstop Adam Moore on a deal worth $570K if he plays for the Cleveland Indians in 2017, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network and FanRag Sports. Moore will join catchers Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez, Francisco Mejia, Guillermo Quiroz and Erik Kratz at spring training.
At 32 years of age, Moore appears to be at the tail end of his professional career behind the dish. In an eight-year span, Moore has appeared in 96 MLB games and batted .197 (54-274) with 11 doubles, six home runs, 21 RBIs and has a .540 OPS.
If the injury bug bites Gomes or Perez, then Moore could be next in line to take reps as the backup depending on his performance at Triple-A Columbus. The Longview, TX native has a .287/.352/.455 slash line with nine different minor league teams from 2006-16.
Moore is slated for a Feb. 12 arrival at the Tribe's spring training facility in Goodyear, AZ for pitchers and catchers camp.
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