(CLEVELAND) -- The Indians signed 1B/OF Bryan LaHair to a Minor League contract on Wednesday which includes an invite to big league spring training.

LaHair, 31, played in Japan last season, but was an All-Star with the Chicago Cubs in 2012.

In 2012 LaHair hit .269 and hit 16 HRs and had 40 RBIs.

LaHair will compete for a spot on the big league 25-man roster once spring training begins next week.

Pitchers and catchers for the Indians report to Goodyear, AZ on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

- Nick Camino