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Twins catcher Mike Redmond signs with Indians

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Mike Redmond, a gritty veteran catcher who backed Joe Mauer the past few seasons, has signed a one-year $850,000 with the Cleveland Indians.

A dugout prankster whose hustle more than compensated for comparative want of talent, "Old Dog" batted .297 during his five years with the Twins. For an in-depth look at Redmond, one of the more interesting personalities in the game, check out this City Pages' feature by David Hansen. It's worth the read.