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Brett Myers close to one-year deal with Indians

Jan 1, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

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Brett Myers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indians, according to Jon Heyman of

Heyman reports that the contract also includes an option for 2014 and is pending a physical exam for the 32-year-old right-hander.

In both 2008 and last year Myers was shifted from the rotation to the bullpen and made a closer, with strong results, but he’s also been a quality starter for most of his career and will presumably start for Cleveland.

He’s made 247 total starts with a 4.27 ERA and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings, including a 3.79 ERA and 340/123 K/BB ratio in 440 innings between 2010 and 2011. Last season as a reliever he threw 65 innings with a 3.31 ERA and 41/15 K/BB ratio.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    If Cleveland signs one more mid level starter such as Marcum, Francona might just have a rotation that is comparable to his former team’s rotation.

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      I was sure that Red Sox fans would react to that one; however, their rotation is full of question marks and frankly, I think that the Indians are finally on the way to being respectable.

      • Kevin Gillman - Jan 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

        Justin Masterson is the key. If he can consistently throw strikes, like he did in 2011, this offense can give the Indians a chance, and with that bullpen, especially in the late innings of Pestano and Perez, then the game is over. They just have to get to that point. I’m ready though.

    • tuberippin - Jan 1, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      Sure, aside from the millions of dollars more that Boston spent to cobble that rotation together.

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 2, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      So now we know that the Indians really are talking with Marcum. I was guessing, but it just made too much sense for them not to be talking with him.

  2. tuberippin - Jan 1, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Myers has made a solid reliever, but aside from 2010 with Houston and 2006 with the Phils, he has been an average to below-average starter. In fact, his career ERA+ is exactly 1 point above league average, and was 1 point below league-average during his tenure in Philly.

    I assume that the Indians are going after Myers to replace Fausto Carmona/Roberto Hernandez as the team’s de facto disappointing starter.

    • tuberippin - Jan 1, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      Although now that I think about it, Ubaldo will probably give Myers a run for his money in that regard.

      Deal is official now. They plan to use Brett Myers as a starter, and are giving him a 1yr deal with a team option for 2014.

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