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The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with free agent reliever Dan Wheeler on a minor league contract.,
Wheeler, who pitched in 37 games for Boston last season, will be in training camp with a chance to win a spot in the Indians bullpen. The 34-year-old has a 3.88 ERA and 43 career saves in 577 major league games. He has also pitched for Tampa Bay, the New York Mets, Houston and the Red Sox.
Last season, Wheeler had a 4.83 ERA, missed two weeks in May with a strained calf and was shut down on Sept. 8 with right forearm soreness. He posted a 0.84 ERA in 10 appearances (10 2-3 innings) against AL Central teams.
Wheeler has made 466 appearances since 2005, fourth most in baseball over that span.
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