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Felix Pie headed to the Cleveland Indians

Former Oriole outfielder Felix Pie is officially leaving the organization for another American League club.

Pie has agreed to terms on a minor league deal and spring invite with the Cleveland Indians, according to an industry source.

The 26-year-old Pie could make $1 million in salary and performance bonuses in the majors. He also would be able to opt out of the contract if he doesn’t make the Indians’ Opening Day roster.

Pie spent three seasons with the Orioles, batting .259 with 14 homers in 268 games. He was once considered the club’s left fielder of the future after the Orioles acquired him in 2009 from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Garrett Olson and a minor leaguer.

But injuries and inconsistency overshadowed his raw talent, and the Orioles took him off their 40-man roster in August. He became a free agent at season’s end. Pie made $985,000 last year when he avoided his first year of arbitration.

The Indians are an interesting fit for Pie.

Cleveland’s manager is Dominican Republic native Manny Acta. And two of the Indians’ top outfielders, Shin-Soo Choo and Grady Sizemore, suffered through injury-riddled seasons in 2011, though both are expected to be healthy for spring training.


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