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Cleveland Indians Make Chad Durbin Signing Official

The Cleveland Indians today signed free agent pitcher Chad Durbin to a one-year Major League contract for the 2011 season.

Durbin, 33, spent the last three years pitching in relief with the Philadelphia Phillies and compiled a mark of 11-7 with a 3.62 ERA in 194 games (226.0IP, 200H, 91ER, 109BB, 188K, 8.0H/9.0IP, 7.5K/9.0IP).

He owns a career Major League record of 36-44 with a 5.05 ERA in 308 games/75GS (691.0IP, 735H, 388ER, 453K) and pitched for the Cleveland Indians over 20 games/9 starts during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. His career relief ERA is 3.99 in 233 games (291.1IP, 271H, 129ER, 239K, .249AVG, 7.4K/9.0IP). The Baton Rouge, LA native was originally a 3rd round selection of the Kansas City Royals in 1996 and debuted with the Royals in 1999 at the age of 21.

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