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Indians release Brett Myers

Aug 29, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Brett Myers is healthy after missing four months with an elbow injury, but the Indians decided they don’t want him around for September and released the veteran right-hander.

Myers signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Indians and moved back into the rotation after spending last season as a reliever. It went horribly, as Myers allowed 19 runs in 21 innings before being shut down in mid-April. And that was all the Indians got for their money.

Myers is still just 33 years old and was very successful as a reliever last season, throwing 65 innings with a 3.31 ERA and 19 saves. His next job will probably be in the bullpen and for a whole lot less than $7 million.

  1. duvisited - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    I assume the Rays will be picking him up to add to their collection of character guys.

  2. Detroit Michael - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    It makes one wonder what is really going on, given that the opportunity to adding him to the bullpen in September is so low.

  3. onbucky96 - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Ass……..hole. Ass……..hole.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Wow, that came out of nowhere.

    Like a punch in the face in the middle of an argument.

    • anthonyverna - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      I think someone didn’t like the end of “Arrested Development”‘s fourth season.

  5. therealtrenches - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    The day after the proverbial turds hit the fan for Him, we stood on he corner of broad and parison and sold tank top shirts, aka “wifebeaters,” with Myers’ name and number on the back and the phillies logo emblazoned on the front.

    “Get your Bret Myers wifebeaters!!” we said. All 50 were gone within an hour.

  6. acdc84 - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Boom. Outta here.

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