Indians sign infielder Luis Hernandez to minor-league deal, re-sign Hector Rondon

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The Indians signed infielder Luis Hernandez to a minor-league contract and re-signed right-hander Hector Rondon.

Both deals include invitations to spring training.

Hernandez, 28, spent most of 2012 with the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate. He batted .262 with eight homers and 70 RBI in 129 games.

He played 113 games at shortstop and 15 at second base. A switch-hitter, Hernandez appeared in two games for the Rangers when Michael Young went on paternity leave.

Rondon’s career has been slowed by two elbow surgeries.

He is 36-36 with a 3.88 ERA in 120 minor-league games.

Once considered one of the top prospects in the Indians’ system, Rondon has been limited to just 41⅔ innings in the past three seasons.

He is pitching this winter in Venezuela.

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