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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 with the Oakland A's, Chicago White Sox and Yankees since 2004. Also, the Indians signed second baseman Matt Antonelli to a minor-league deal, according Baseball America. The 27-year-old was had a poor season in Triple-A for the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, but batted .297 with a .393 on-base percentage in 2011 for the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate. He was a first-round pick on the San Diego Padres in the 2006 draft.
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The Indians got some much-needed depth in their starting rotation. Whether the name is Roberto Hernandez, Fausto Carmona or Brett Myers, that depth doesn’t come cheap.
Myers indians deal worth $7M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 2, 2013
Myers will be a starter for #Indians. they are much improved #obvs
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 2, 2013
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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 [...]
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...
The Indians made a small transaction on Wednesday bringing back first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler and in turn designated right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez for assignment. The Blue Jays had claimed Canzler off waivers from the Indians almost two weeks ago, but the Indians returned the favor as they reclaimed him today.
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.
Take Brett Myers' name off the board. The righty pitcher has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. He will likely be added to the team's starting rotation despite working out of the bullpen for the last three seasons. He has plenty of experience as a starter.
According to Tom Withers of the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports), Myers signed a one-year...
While the Cleveland Indians announced an agreement with
right-hander Brett Myers yesterday, they have also recently been talking with free
agent starter Shaun Marcum, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
#Indians have had dialogue with free agent starter Shaun Marcum, source says. But now they have signed Brett Myers, per @jonheymancbs.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
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...
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...
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.
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The Venezuelan Winter League playoffs began on Wednesday and both Ezequiel Carrera and Asdrubal Cabrera kicked things off with a hit. Plus, playoff round-robin play continued in the Dominican Winter League and Jose Ramirez and Juan Diaz were both in action. The IBI's Steve Orbanek recaps all of the night's action as he takes you Around the Farm.