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Austin Kearns signs one-year deal to return to Indians

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians have brought back outfielder Austin Kearns, signing the former player to a one-year contract, the team said on Monday.

The Indians did not release financial terms but local media reported the contract was worth $1.3 million.

Kearns, 30, spent the first four months of the 2010 season in Cleveland before being traded to the New York Yankees. He hit .263 for the year.

(Writing by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)