CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 and 92.3 The Fan's Matt Loede have confirmed earlier reports the Cleveland Indians will sign pitcher Brett Myers, if he passes a physical.
Myers was in the bullpen last year in Chicago will have a chance to start here in Cleveland.
Brett Myers, is a 32-year-old who was with the White Sox last season. He was the Phillies first-round pick (12th overall) in the 1999 amateur draft.
The story was reported earlier in the day by Eugene Frenette from the Florida Times-Union tweeted out the following about Myers decision:
Former Englewood H. pitcher Brett Myers declined option to stay with White Sox, will sign with #Indians tomorrow as starter pending physical
Myers will come to the Indians to likely try and win a 4th or 5th spot in the rotation. Last season he pitched with both Houston and with Chicago. Overall he was 3-8 with a 3.31 ERA in 70 games with 65.1 innings pitched.
While with the Astros, he saved 19 games before being traded to the White Sox, where he was 3-4 with a 3.29 ERA, throwing 34.2 innings in 35 games.
He was a starter with the Astros in 2011, going 7-14 with a 4.36 ERA. The season before in 2010 he was 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA.
In 11 seasons he's an overall 97-93 with a 4.20 ERA.