Indians To Sign Luis Vizcaino

1:08pm: MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports that the Indians could announce a move this afternoon.

FRIDAY, 12:19pm: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports heard that the Indians intend to sign Vizcaino. He will either join the team immediately or tune up in the minor leagues first. The Indians' pitching struggled again last night, allowing 12 runs without recording an out at one point.

THURSDAY, 1:43pm: The Twitter post from Gaylord Sports linked below has been removed.

10:46am: According to Luis Vizcaino's agency Gaylord Sports, the reliever has been acquired by the Indians.  The Cubs designated Vizcaino for assignment on April 23rd to make room for Jeff Samardzija.  Vizcaino is owed $4MM, and presumably the Cubs will assume $3.6MM of that.  They released him at some point, so he signed with Cleveland as a free agent.

The Cubs jettisoned Vizcaino after 3.6 scoreless innings.  It seems they never wanted him; acquiring him was just a way to move some of Jason Marquis' salary.



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