Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians added a veteran
presence to their starting rotation on Tuesday, signing Brett Myers to a one-
year deal, according to MLB.com.
The deal, which includes a club option for a second year, will be official
once Myers passes a physical.
Myers spent the entire 2012 season in the bullpen for the Houston Astros and
Chicago White Sox. He registered 19 saves and a 3.52 earned-run average as
Houston's closer before being shipped to Chicago at the trade deadline.
Myers was drafted by Philadelphia as a starter in 1999 and played eight
seasons in red pinstripes. He won 50 games as a starter for the club from
2003-2006 before closing games during the 2007 campaign.
He then reprised a starter's role in 2008 and helped Philadelphia win its
second World Series title that season.
Cleveland acquired former Diamondbacks prospect Trevor Bauer during the
offseason, but Myers will add a nice veteran presence to a rotation which
includes Ubaldo Jimenez, Zach McAllister, Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber.
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