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Nate Spears | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 174
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Indians signed INF Nate Spears to a minor league contract.
Spears spent the last three seasons in the Red Sox organization and has a history with manager Terry Francona. The deal is expected to include an invite to spring training. Sat, Nov 24, 2012 01:04:00 PM

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Red Sox sent INF Nate Spears outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Spears was designated for assignment last weekend to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Marlon Byrd. The 26-year-old has accepted a gig at the Triple-A level.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Red Sox designated INF Nate Spears for assignment.

Spears was removed from the 25- and 40-man rosters in order to make room for Marlon Byrd. Should he pass through waivers unclaimed, it's likely that Spears will be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 11:02:00 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Nate Spears from Triple-A Pawtucket

Spears will serve as a utility infielder for the Red Sox. Entering his age-26 season, he's no longer a prospect, but should be able to contribute defensively.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Red Sox sent INF Nate Spears outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Spears was designated for assignment on Tuesday after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout during a short stay in Boston. The 26-year-old infielder is far from a top prospect.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 05:04:00 PM

Red Sox designated INF Nate Spears for assignment.

He was cleared to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Spears, who was just called up from the minors last week, went 0-for-4 with a strikeout during his brief time with the big club. He is likely to remain with the organization.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 04:11:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of INF Nate Spears from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Spears, 26, batted .248/.355/.397 with eight home runs and 13 stolen bases in 96 games this year at the Triple-A level. He'll act as a utility infielder for the Sawx.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 09:44:00 AM

Nate Spears went 3-for-3 with a triple Tuesday for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League.

Spears, 23, was one of two players the Cubs picked up from the Orioles for Corey Patterson prior to the 2006 season. He finished at .299/.394/.458 for Double-A West Tenn this season. Like Mike Fontenot -- another second baseman traded between the two teams -- he's a smallish left-handed hitter with numbers that have tended to be more solid than spectacular. He's not taken very seriously as a potential regular, but like Fontenot, he could sneak up on people.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 03:06:00 PM

Cubs scquired infielder Nate Spears and LHP Carlos Perez from the Orioles for outfielder Corey Patterson.

Spears, a 20-year-old picked in the fifth round of the 2003 draft, hit .294/.349/.429 with eight steals in 445 AB in the Carolina League last season. With the potential to perhaps be an average regular second baseman, he was one of the Orioles' top 15 or so prospects. Perez wasn't, though he did strike out 146 batters in 151 1/3 IP for low Single-A Delmarva last season. Neither player is going to be of any help to the Cubs within the next couple of years.
Mon, Jan 9, 2006 03:52:00 PM

Nate Spears went 6-for-7 with a home run, a triple and a walk in Single-A Frederick's doubleheader yesterday.

The 20-year-old Spears is batting .298/.354/.430 with eight steals in 423 AB in the Carolina League anytime soon. He's not going to unseat Brian Roberts anytime soon, but if Roberts gets hurt next year, it wouldn't be surprised to see him called up to fill in at second base.
Tue, Aug 30, 2005 04:21:00 PM

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