Found January 01, 2013 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Free agent Brett Myers is getting a fresh "start" with the Indians.
The veteran right-hander has agreed to a one-year contract with a club option for 2014 with Cleveland, which will give him a chance to win a starting job after he pitched in relief last season for Houston and the Chicago White Sox. Myers' deal is contingent on the 32-year-old passing a physical.
The Indians have several openings in their rotation with Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez appearing to be the only locks. Zach McAllister, David Huff, Trevor Bauer, Jeanmar Gomez and Carlos Carrasco are among the pitchers who will compete for the other spots. Also, the Indians recently invited left-hander Scott Kazmir to spring training camp on a minor league deal.
Myers, who has started for most of his career, went a combined 3-8 with a 3.31 ERA and 19 saves in 70 games -- all in relief -- last season.
He made 33 starts in both 2010 and 2011 for the Astros, who moved him to the bullpen last season before trading him to the White Sox in July. Myers started on opening day in 2011 and went 7-14 while pitching 216 innings. He won 14 games in 2010.
Myers has a 97-93 career record with a 4.20 ERA in 249 starts. He also has 40 saves, and his versatility could give the Indians other options if he's unable to win a starting job. He closed for Philadelphia in 2007 and had 21 saves.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder spent eight seasons with the Phillies before signing as a free agent with Houston in 2010.
Myers was drafted in the first round by the Phillies in 1999, selected with the No. 12 overall pick.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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'...
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
Heyman thinks that it...
Brett Myers is on the Indians now
On a one-year contract, with a second-year club option. The whole deal is said to be worth $7 million, and Myers will go back to starting after spending all of 2012 in the bullpen. In two bullpens, as it were. Myers has done this before, as he was basically a full-time reliever in 2007, and then a starter between 2008-2011. If the Indians...
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...
The Indians and Brett Myers reportedly have agreed on a contract. Will the pitcher resume bullpen duties, or will he go back to starting?
Twitter is abuzz with rumors that the Indians have signed pitcher Brett Myers. The Indians have yet to confirm the signing which is likely pending a physical if it has actually occurred. Matt Loede from 92.3 the Fan in Cleveland was the first to post it.
If it is true, Brett Meyers gives the Indians a 32-year-old pitcher with starting experience who most recently came out of the...
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Brett Myers on a one-year contract.
Myers, who pitched for Houston and the Chicago White Sox last season, will get a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation. His deal with the Indians includes a club option for 2014. It will not be finalized until he passes a physical.
Myers went 3-4 with...
The Corner of Carnegie and Ontario celebrates the New Year with several resolutions from the players on the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster. Jim Pete will also analyze the signing of right-handed starter/reliever Brett Myers to a one-year deal, with a club option for a second season. Are the Indians planning on making a run at Shawn Marcum as well? Join Jim Pete with his weekly staple...
The Indians have reportedly come to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Brett Myers. Tony chimes in with lots of insight and thoughts on the signing and looks at how he helps the Indians rotation next year, the personal baggage he comes with, his history as a pitcher, what moves if any may come next for the Indians, and what players on the 40-man are in danger of being designated...
Right-handed pitcher Brett Myers reportedly has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Monetary terms were unavailable, but the deal with include an option year, according to CBSSports.com. It appears Myers will start next season for the Indians, who already have closer Chris Perez. For the past two seasons Myers, who has a 97-93 career record, has been a...
The Cleveland Indians ended 2012 with a flurry of moves that culminated with the signing of outfielder Nick Swisher. It looks like 2013 is beginning in much the same way, as the Tribe signed right-handed pitcher Brett Myers to a one year deal, with a club option for a second year.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent pitcher Brett Myers. Brett Myers
Myers signed a one-year deal with the Indians. His new deal calls for a club option in 2014.
He is expected to be a starter for the Indians. He hasn’t been a starter since the 2011 season, where he went 7-14 with a 4.4^...
The Cleveland Indians signed veteran right hander Brett Myers to a one year deal today with a club option for 2014. They also announced that he will be added to the starting rotation, a surprise move considering the Indians rotation had already looked set and Myers spent all of 2012 in the bullpen. This move is disappointing in that it will mean Trevor Bauer will be starting 2013...
Welcome to the year 2013, folks! Bigger and better things are on the horizon for TOC this year, so keep coming around here to see us. We took yesterday off, but on Monday, we finished off our year-in-review by looking at the top catches of 2012 and the top ten TOC posts of 2012. Also on Monday, Scotty took a look at a "new" version of Moneyball for the future, exploring...
While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at email@example.com.
Comparing Swisher to… Pujols? “Let’s focus on the offense. Pujols certainly owns the power edge, outhomering Swisher and producing 80 extra-base hits to Swisher’s...