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Juan Uribe | Third Baseman | #4

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Juan Uribe went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Reds on Thursday.
Uribe had just three hits in his previous 28 at-bats coming into the game. He continues to start the majority of the team's games at third base despite his .215/.288/.280 line, but Jose Ramirez has been getting some playing time at the hot corner of late. The 37-year-old will need some more multi-hit games if he wants to keep drawing regular starts. May 19 - 10:21 PM

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Juan Uribe is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

He and Jose Ramirez have been sharing time at third base pretty evenly, and Ramirez is at the hot corner Friday. Uribe is hitting only .224/.333/.328 so far this season.
May 6 - 3:18 PM

Juan Uribe went 3-for-4 with a walk in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

Uribe came into Friday’s action just 1-for-19 on the season, so of course he reached base four times against his former team. The 37-year-old cranked 14 home runs with a .737 OPS last season and is a popular clubhouse presence around MLB, so he should have some leash at third base as long as he’s healthy. Giovanny Urshela could eventually threaten for the starting job, but he hasn’t exactly been knocking the cover off the ball in the minors.
Apr 15 - 11:58 PM

Juan Uribe cranked his first home run of the spring Sunday in the Indians' 10-3 rout of the Brewers.

Uribe went deep in the fifth inning off Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann. He also had a single in the sixth. Uribe is expected to open the 2016 regular season as the Indians' starter at third base, though youngster Giovanny Urshela will be breathing down his neck.
Mar 27 - 7:13 PM

Juan Uribe will return to Indians' camp on Sunday after dealing with visa issues in his native Dominican Republic.

Uribe has missed over a week of action all told, which isn't ideal but shouldn't affect the veteran third baseman. He should be thrown into game action in a few days.
Mar 18 - 1:42 PM

Juan Uribe has returned to the Dominican Republic in order to deal with a visa issue.

Uribe was late reporting to camp because of a visa problem, and evidently it hasn't been fully addressed. It shouldn't be a big deal, though, as he's expected to return in a few days.
Mar 13 - 11:15 AM

Juan Uribe was 2-for-3 with a run scored Thursday against the Padres in Cactus League action.

Uribe recently latched on with the Indians on a one-year, $4 million deal and is expected to serve as the team's primary third baseman in 2016, which likely means that Giovanny Urshela is headed back to the minors. The soon-to-be 37-year-old cranked 14 home runs with a .737 OPS in 397 plate appearances last season between the Dodgers, Braves, and Mets, so there could be some sneaky value here in deeper fantasy formats.
Mar 10 - 5:58 PM

Juan Uribe is expected to leave Indians camp in the next few days to resolve a visa issue.

It shouldn't be a long delay. Uribe signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with the Indians in late February and projects to open the 2016 season as their starting third baseman. That likely pushes defensive wizard Giovanny Urshela back to Triple-A Columbus.
Mar 10 - 12:55 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Juan Uribe might DH in Monday's "B" game against the Reds.

Uribe didn't join the Indians until last week so he's getting a late start. He should be cleared for Grapefruit League games sometime in the next week. Uribe will open 2016 as Cleveland's starting third baseman.
Mar 5 - 10:40 PM

Indians signed 3B Juan Uribe to a one-year, $4 million contract.

The deal was reported over a week ago, but the official announcement was delayed while Uribe resolved visa issues. He'll have a chance to earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives. The veteran third baseman will take over at the hot corner for the Tribe, likely pushing Giovanny Urshela back to Triple-A. Uribe, who turns 37 next month, batted .253/.320/.417 with 14 home runs last season between the Dodgers, Braves and Mets.
Feb 28 - 11:36 AM

Juan Uribe has arrived at the Indians spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona.

Expect his deal with the Tribe to be announced shortly after the club gets the results of his physical. Uribe is expected to begin the season as the club's starting third baseman, forcing Giovanny Urshela to a reserve role or back to Triple-A.
Feb 27 - 12:21 PM

Juan Uribe is dealing with visa issues in his native Dominican Republic.

The Indians have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with Uribe, but the deal will remain unofficial until he can report to spring training to take a physical. It's unclear when he'll arrive to the states.
Feb 24 - 1:47 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians have reached an agreement with Juan Uribe, pending a physical.

The Tribe has been connected with Uribe for over a month now and it appears they've finally reached a deal. ESPN's Buster Olney says the contract is worth $4 million guaranteed and also notes that it's expected to take Uribe a while to arrive in camp due to visa issues. It's a good fit, as the Indians really need offensive help and he'll likely be an upgrade at third base over Giovanny Urshela. Uribe turns 37 in March and batted .253/.320/.417 with 14 home runs last season between the Dodgers, Braves and Mets.
Feb 19 - 2:07 PM

The Indians are monitoring the free agent market, including Juan Uribe,'s Jordan Bastian reports.

"We're looking at everyone," Indians general manager Mike Chernoff said on Wednesday. "If there's a player out there who we think can help us, we're looking at him." The team enters camp with Giovanny Urshela as its starting third baseman, so a veteran addition like Uribe or David Freese could make some sense. Uribe will turn 37 in March and hasn't received much in the way of interest on the open market.
Feb 18 - 9:15 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Giants have talked to Juan Uribe about a utility role, "but the salary ask has been too expensive for them."

Uribe, who turns 37 in March, had two of his most productive seasons as a Giant back in 2009 and 2010. However, he's also being pursued by the Indians and would likely be in line for quite a bit more playing time with them. Uribe sported a 253/.320/.417 batting line with 14 homers and 43 RBI last season between the Dodgers, Braves, and Mets.
Feb 5 - 4:19 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams