Sep 18, 2013; New York, NY, USA;New York Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang (44) during the first in the inning of New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Indians sign Aaron Harang to minor-league deal

A veteran face showed up at Spring Training in the Cleveland Indians camp.

Paul Hoynes, who writes about the Indians for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, tweeted out that the Indians had brought aboard the 12-year veteran on a minor league deal, although Jordan Bastian says that those are just rumors for now.

If it’s true, Harang adds needed depth to a rotation that has Justin Masterson as its one proven front-line starter. Behind him are Zach McAllister, the rejuvenated Corey Kluber, and fireballing rookie Danny Salazar. Also competing for a rotation spot are Shawn Marcum and Trevor Bauer.

Harang spent last year with both the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets, going 5-12 overall with a 5.40 ERA in 26 starts. He has proven to be a durable innings-eater, which is just what the Indians would need to round out their rotation.

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