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Brett Myers has agreed in principle, pending a physical, to a deal with the Cleveland Indians as he plans to return to the starting rotation. Myers’ situation was a little odd, as he had always been a starter except for the season he was injured with the Phillies. He returned later that season and relieved, but the following season, he was back in the rotation. He remained a starter until this past season, when Houston used him as their closer and traded him to the White Sox more than half way through the season. Among recent pitchers who have both started and relieved, Derek Lowe, John Smoltz and HOF Dennis Eckersley have had the most success doing both. Of course, there has been plenty of example of other pitchers who have had stretches of both starting and relieving. In earlier times, pitchers used to relieve when they were not scheduled to start.
Of course, the best example of success doing both was Eckersley. Eckers
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With Tuesday's signing of Brett Myers, the Cleveland Indians continued to address the team's needs. The Myers move is just the latest in what has been a very busy offseason for the Tribe. The team's needs have not differed much this offseason when compared to last offseason, yet the Indians have approached the needs in an entirely differently way this year. The IBI'...
When the IBI's Jeff Ellis first heard that the Indians had signed right-hander Brett Myers his initial response was that he should be a guy who eats innings and not do much else. After spending all of last season in the bullpen Jeff and others kind of overlooked him as a starting option for 2013; however, after Jeff did his usual research he found that Myers could be a pitcher...
Free agent right-handed pitcher Brett Myers passed his physical this morning and the Indians officially announced his signing today. He has been signed to a one year $7 million deal and has a club option for 2014 that will pay him $8 million if the Indians pick it up after the season. To make room on the 40-man roster the Indians designated Russ Canzler for assignment.
Right-hander Brett Myers has signed a one-year contract with a club option for 2014 with the Cleveland Indians, the team confirmed Friday in an announcement. It was reported earlier this week that Myers had reach a contract agreement with the Indians. Myers, 32, is expected to bid for a start in the starting rotation this season. He pitched in relief for the Houston Astos and...
In one fell swoop this offseason the Indians have completely changed their organizational culture with the hiring of manager Terry Francona and the signing of outfielder Nick Swisher. Both should have a big impact on the team both on and off the field this season and seasons to come, and Tony talks about the culture change they should bring and the foundation the Indians have set...
The Cleveland Indians' signing of right-hander Brett Myers to a one-year contract gives the team another option for the rotation, which is clearly still a work in progress. The only two spots that are settled are the top two, which belong to Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez. Even those two spots are subject to change, given that Masterson's name has surfaced in trade...
On Thursday the Indians officially announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Nick Swisher to a four year $56 million deal with a vesting club option for 2017. To make room on the roster they designated outfielder Thomas Neal for assignment.
Under the city lights of New York, Nick Swisher's personality often shined brighter than his performance. The smiling, laughing right fielder was largely overshadowed by the bigger names in the Yankees' lineup, but this winter, the Indians gave Swisher the star treatment and wooed him to Cleveland with a four-year deal. "Where we were going to be wanted and where we...
The Cleveland Indians will officially announce the signing of free agent outfielder Nick Swisher. Below is a statement released by the Tribe on the signing; The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent OF NICK SWISHER to a four-year contract with a vesting option for the 2017 [...]
It's been a busy week in the numerous winter leagues as now the Dominican, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan winter leagues have all begun round robin postseason play. A few Indians players are still working hard in the leagues, including Juan Diaz in the DWL and Ezequiel Carrera in the VWL. Plus, on another continent, Andrew Campbell continues to rake in the Australian Baseball League...
The playoffs in the winter leagues kept rolling Thursday night, with some Cleveland players in key roles. Jose Ramirez kept hitting (no surprise there), Ezequiel Carrera joined him, and Paolo Espino turned in a strong performance on the mound. To help recap their performances and look at the others in action, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
After taking Thursday off, Asdrubal Cabrera was back at it with a vengeance on Friday as the switch-hitting shortstop collected three hits in Venezuelan Winter League playoff action. Plus, over in the Puerto Rican Winter League, Rob Bryson continued his recent string of impressive performances. The IBI's Steve Orbanek recaps all of the night's action as he takes you Around the Farm.
The playoffs are in full swing, and there were five members of the Tribe organization playing on Saturday night. Jose Ramirez and Asdrubal Cabrera both showcased their bats, while relief pitcher Rob Bryson continued what has become a dominant winter for the righty. Would he be able to continue his scoreless innings streak? Join Jim Pete to find out...after the jump...
The Cleveland Indians officially announced the signing of free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher to a four-year contract on Thursday. The deal includes a vesting option for 2017. Among switch-hitters, Swisher is second with a 186 home runs from 2006-12, behind former New York Yankees teammate Mark Teixeira. The 32-year-old has batted .256 with 209 homers in 1209 games over nine seasons...
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