Indians Sign Jesse English

The Indians have signed left-hander Jesse English to a minor league deal, reports Jon Paul Morosi of (Twitter link).  English became a free agent in November when Washington outrighted him off its roster.

The 26-year-old southpaw made his Major League debut last season, posting a 3.86 ERA in seven relief appearances with the Nationals.  English was a sixth-round selection of the Giants in the 2002 amateur draft, and he has a 3.95 ERA and a 9.7 K/9 rate in 139 career minor league games, 69 of them starts.


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