Bryan LaHair 1B CLE 4 Months

Indians reassigned 1B Bryan LaHair, C Luke Carlin, and 1B David Cooper to minor league camp.

No real surprises among this round of cuts. LaHair needed surgery this offseason on his wrist and didn't really get a chance to prove himself this spring. The 31-year-old could become useful at some point for the Tribe.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE 4 Months

Bryan LaHair (wrist) will make his Cactus League debut Sunday.

LaHair has been brought along slowly in camp following offseason wrist surgery. He could still have time to be ready for Opening Day but seems unlikely to crack the roster.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE 5 Months

Bryan LaHair (wrist) has been cleared to swing a bat.

LaHair will only play first base in an intrasquad game Friday, but he'll be allowed to swing the bat during an intrasquad game Saturday. Recovering from a left wrist debridement procedure, LaHair could still have time to be ready for Opening Day but seems unlikely to crack the roster.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE 5 Months

Bryan LaHair is not yet cleared to take batting practice after having left wrist debridement surgery in September.

LaHair has been cleared for all other activities and is hitting off a tee as he works his way up to batting practice. Signed to a minor league deal earlier this month, the 31-year-old will almost surely begin the season at Triple-A.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE 6 Months

Indians signed 1B/OF Bryan LaHair to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

LaHair, a former All-Star in 2012, was released by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League last month after he hit just .230/.236/.428 during his lone season in Nippon Professional Baseball. The 31-year-old will compete for a bench job during spring training.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE 6 Months

The Japanese Softbank Hawks released Bryan LaHair.

The 31-year-old former big-leaguer is now a free agent and could elect to return stateside. LaHair was an MLB All-Star only two years ago, slashing .259/.334/.450 in 2012 while manning first base for the Cubs. Of course, he rode a blazing hot first half onto the roster and fell apart after the All-Star break, causing the Cubs to give up on him last winter. He'll have to settle for a minor league pact.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE Nov 29 '12

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Bryan LaHair's two-year deal with the Softbank Hawks is for $4.7 million.

It was originally reported as a $4.5 million deal. Heyman says the Hawks are also calling other big leaguers.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE Nov 22 '12

Bryan LaHair has agreed to a contract with the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League.

The deal will pay him $4.5 million over the next two seasons. It's a nice score for LaHair, who was designated for assignment by the Cubs earlier this week and would have made close to the league minimum had he remained in the major leagues. The 30-year-old first baseman batted .259/.334/.450 in 2012.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE Nov 21 '12

According to Sanspo.com, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League are close to an agreement with Bryan LaHair.

LaHair was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, but it was reported that the club was trying to find an opportunity for him in Japan. Former Cubs Matt Murton, Bobby Scales and Micah Hoffpauir have also played in Japan in recent seasons.

Bryan LaHair 1B CLE Nov 20 '12

Cubs designated 1B/OF Bryan LaHair for assignment.

The 2012 All-Star fell apart at the seams following a hot start to the season and was firmly planted on the bench for most of the second half. The Cubs are currently trying to find an opportunity for him in Japan.