The Indians announced that they signed right-hander Doug Mathis to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training.
The 27-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Rangers last year, but spent more time at Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 89 innings for the RedHawks, Mathis posted a 5.66 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. Mathis has a 4.84 ERA with 4.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 in parts of three seasons with the Rangers.
Mathis joins non-roster invitees Justin Germano, Anthony Reyes, Luke Carlin, Paul Phillips, Jack Hannahan, Adam Everett and Travis Buck. As MLBTR's Transaction Tracker shows, rookie GM Chris Antonetti has had a quiet offseason. He has added the players above on minor league deals, signed Austin Kearns and traded for Joe Martinez.