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Brett Myers signs with Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians added a veteran right-handed presence on Tuesday with the signing of free agent pitcher Brett Myers.

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Searching for a proven arm to add to their starting rotation, the Cleveland Indians reached a deal with free agent pitcher Brett Myers on Tuesday according to a report by Zach Meisel of

The 32-year-old Myers has amassed 97 victories over 249 starts in his big-league career, and is also 40-for-45 on save opportunities. Added on a one-year deal with a club option for a second season, the exact terms of Myers' contract are still unknown, but will hinge on him passing a physical later in the week.

Although Myers held down a relief role with both the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox last season, Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti hopes that his new addition can stick around for the long haul in the starting rotation. Myers has already finished with double-digit victories on six occasions during his career, and should be viewed as a transitional player while the organization tries to slowly ease top prospect Trevor Bauer into a future role over the next calendar year.

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