The 28-year-old pitcher spent the first half of the 2013 season split between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson. In that span he went a combined 2-0 with four saves while boasting a 1.52 ERA in 41 relief appearances. Hynes averaged 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and walked just two batters in 47.1 innings.
He spent the entire second half of the season with the Padres posting a 9.00 ERA in 22 relief outings. Despite the high ERA, he limited left-handed Major League hitters to just a .156 BAA.
Hynes was selected in the 31st round by the Padres in the 2007 draft and has compiled a career Minor League record of 21-25 with 13 saves and a 3.59 ERA in 321 games. He is currently pitching for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League.
It is assumed the acquisition is to add relief depth to the Indians’ farm system.
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