On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, the Cleveland Indians announced the club has signed free agent pitchers Scott Kazmir, Jerry Gil, and Edward Paredes to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.
View the official Cleveland Indians press release here.
Kazmir boasts a career MLB record of 66-6 with a 4.17 ERA. He played with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels from 2004-2011. In 2007 he went 13-9 with a 3.48 ERA and led the American League in strikeouts with 239. He spent the 2012 season in the independent Atlantic League.
Gil was a Major League position player from 2004-2007 before being converted to a pitcher in 2008. He boasts a Minor League record of 23-26 with 22 saves and a 5.63 ERA in 205 games. He spent the 2012 season with Triple-A Las Vegas (Toronto Blue Jays) where he posted a 7-1 record paired with a 4.92 ERA.
Paredes pitched for the Seattle Mariners organization from 2005-2011. He recently pitched very well in 24 games in the Dominican League where he went 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 14 innings pitched.
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