Indians cut ties with Brett Myers
On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians activated free-agent bust pitcher Brett Myers from the 60-day disabled list and then released him.
The Indians signed Myers to a one-year deal worth $7 million this past off-season, however, he has not pitched since April 19 due to an elbow injury, according to The SportsXchange. Myers pitched as a reliever for the Chicago White Sox the previous season, going 3-8 with 19 saves and a 3.31 ERA over the course of 70 games.
This year with the Indians, the righty started three games and went 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA. For his career, Myers is 97-96 with 40 saves and a 4.25 ERA over his 12 seasons in the majors. In one of his best seasons, when he pitched for the Houston Astros in 2010, Myers finished 10th in balloting for the National League Cy Young award.
Myers began his career with the Philadelphia Phillies as the 12th overall pick in the 1999 MLB Draft, per Baseball-Reference.com. He spent eight seasons with the Phillies, as both a starting pitcher and a reliever/closer, followed by two full seasons with the Astros before his stints in Chicago and Cleveland.