It is 2013 and we have a new pick-up to talk about.
The Indians rang in the new year by signing Brett Myers to a one-year deal with an opportunity to be in the rotation in 2013, pending his physical.
Myers gives the Indians a quality starter for the bottom of the rotation that is still filled with question marks after Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez. He has also had significant work in the bullpen and served as the Phillies closer in 2007, where he notched 21 saves in Brad Lidge’s absence.
Myers finished tenth in the National League Cy Young Award voting in 2010 as a member of the Astros, compiling a 14-8 record with a 3.14 ERA. He will most likely fill the “veteran guy” role that Derek Lowe was in last year. The Indians would be thrilled if he can stay within the realm of his career line of a 4.20 ERA, which is about all that can reasonably be expected at this point of his career.
Overall, it continues the nice run of of acquisitions that the Indians have picked up over the past few weeks and continues the good vibes that are emanating around the team at the moment. Spring training is getting closer folks.
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