The Indians announced that they have signed right-hander Chris Ray to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. MLB.com's Jordan Bastian first reported the news on Twitter.
Ray, who turns 30 today, posted a 4.68 ERA with 6.1 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and a 46% ground ball rate in 32 2/3 innings for the Mariners in 2011. He has a 4.19 ERA with 7.4 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and a 39.3% ground ball rate in a career that includes an extended stint as the Orioles' closer from 2006-07. SFX represents the six-year MLB veteran.