Indians Sign Selby, 3 Others To Minor League Deals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Infielder Bill Selby, who spent last season with Cincinnati after three years in Cleveland, signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Tuesday.

The club also announced it had signed pitchers Heath Murray, Dave Maurer and J.D. Brammer to minor league deals with invitations to major league spring training.

Selby split last season between Triple-A Louisville and the Reds. He batted .228 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 36 games for Cincinnati.

In 1999, Selby was an International League All-Star and the club MVP for the Indians' Triple-A Buffalo team. He appeared in 30 games for Cleveland in 2000 before signing as a free agent with the Reds before last season.

Murray, a left-hander, went 1-7 with a 6.54 ERA out of Detroit's bullpen last season.

Maurer was with three different teams last year after the lefty started out with the San Diego Padres.

Brammer did not pitch in the Indians' minor league system in 2001 because of injuries.

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