According to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince, the Indians have signed reliever Jorge Julio to a minor league deal. He’ll join a battle for the team’s one open ’pen spot.
Julio at least has relative youth and velocity on his side. He turns 29 in March. He had a 5.23 ERA in 62 innings in ’07, posting an 8.1 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9. Control and home runs allowed have often been a problem for Julio.