Indians ink Brett Myers

Published January 01, 2013

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The Cleveland Indians added a veteran presence to their starting rotation on Tuesday, signing Brett Myers to a one- year deal, according to MLB.com.

The deal, which includes a club option for a second year, will be official once Myers passes 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 add a nice veteran presence to a rotation which includes Ubaldo Jimenez, Zach McAllister, Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber.

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