The Cleveland Indians signed a couple players to contracts that include invitations to Spring Training.
Indians have signed INF David Adams to MLB contract. OF Matt Carson, RHPs Tyler Cloyd & Travis Banwart signed to Minors deals with invites.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) December 13, 2013
First guy up is infielder David Adams. Adams is a 26 year old third baseman who made his Major League debut with the New York Yankees in May of 2015. Adams debuted on his 26th birthday, which has to be something special, right?
Anyways, Adams didn’t make that much noise in the Majors as he only hit two home runs with 13 RBI’s with a batting line of .193/.252/.286 in 43 games played. He can also fill in at second base.
Next guy up is right handed relief pitcher Travis Banwart. Banwart was apart of the Oakland Athletic’s organization for seven years. The 27 year old owns a career 4.21 ERA with 692 strike outs over 857 total innings worked.
In his last year in the Athletics farm system, he was moved back and forth between the bullpen and rotation. He put up a 4.60 ERA and struck out 125 batters through 131 innings of work. Banwart will more than likely enter his eighth year in the minors.
Last but not least, the Indians have re-signed right handed reliever Tyler Cloyd. Cloyd was claimed off waivers by the Indians after he was designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies. The Indians decided to non-tender Cloyd earlier on in the month but decided to bring him back on board.
Cloyd put up a 6.56 ERA in 60 1/3 innings of work with the Philadelphia Phillies. He’ll more than likely accompany Banwart in Triple-A.