Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians officially added a veteran presence to their starting rotation on Friday, signing pitcher Brett Myers to a one-year deal.
The pact, which includes a club option for a second year, became official after the 32-year-old right-hander passed a physical.
Myers spent the entire 2012 season in the bullpen for the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox. He registered 19 saves and a 3.52 earned-run average as Houston's closer before being shipped to Chicago at the trade deadline.
Myers was drafted by Philadelphia as a starter in 1999 and played eight seasons in red pinstripes. He won 50 games as a starter for the club from 2003-2006 before closing games during the 2007 campaign.
He then reprised a starter's role in 2008 and helped Philadelphia win its second World Series title that season.
Cleveland acquired former Diamondbacks prospect Trevor Bauer during the offseason, but Myers will slide into to a rotation which includes Ubaldo Jimenez, Zach McAllister, Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber.
01/04 14:23:15 ET
Powered by The Sports Network.
Home Town Experts
Terms and Conditions
Contact Fox San Antonio
EEO Public File Report
FCC Public File
KABB Fox News 29 San Antonio provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, investigations, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for San Antonio and nearby towns and communities in South Central Texas, including Bandera, Boerne, Carrizo Springs, Castroville, Cibolo, Converse, Crystal City, Cuero, Del Rio, Devine, Eagle Pass, Floresville, Fredericksburg, Goliad, Helotes, Hondo, Kerrville, Live Oak, New Braunfels, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Poteet, Poth, Sabinal, San Marcos, Seguin, Schertz, Somerset, Universal City, Uvalde, Windcrest.