On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, Matt Loede of 92.3 The Fan reported the Cleveland Indians have come to terms with free agent pitcher Brett Myers, formerly of the Chicago White Sox. The deal is dependent upon Myers passing a physical.
In a split season with the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox, Myers went 3-8 with a 3.31 ERA primarily in relief. He recorded 19 saves for Houston on the year. He last pitched as a starter in 2011 with the Astros having posted a 7-14 record paired with a 4.46 ERA. Myers struck out 16 while walking just 57 batters.
Myers may not be the premier arm the team needs to shore up its rotation, but he certainly provides a veteran presence with starting experience. At the very least he has the potential to be used in long relief situations if a starting role fails to pan out.
If signed, Myers will likely compete for a starting job at the bottom of the Indians’ rotation.
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