Indians Sign Cloyd, Banwart, Carson

The Indians announced that they have signed right-handers Tyler Cloyd and Travis Banwart and outfielder Matt Carson to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training.

Cloyd, 26, was recently non-tendered along with Carson after being claimed off waivers from the Phillies on October 2. He split the 2013 campaign between Triple-A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies.  Cloyd posted a 4.71 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 19 Triple-A starts and a 6.56 ERA with 6.1 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 11 starts and two relief outings for the Phillies.  In 2012, Cloyd was named the International League Pitcher of the Year.

Banwart, 27, spent his entire professional career in the Athletics' organization until today.  Banwart posted a 4.60 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 23 starts and six relief appearances at the Triple-A level.

Carson had 13 plate appearances for the Indians in 2013 but spent the bulk of the year at the Triple-A level where he hit .252/.322/.394 in 490 plate appearances.


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4 Comments on "Indians Sign Cloyd, Banwart, Carson"


Letterman007
1 year 8 months ago

More of the has beens and never will bes that the Sharponetti- Dolan group scrapes the bottom of the barrel and throws it against the wall to see if it sticks!! OH so very GHEAP!!!!

Babs
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah this is such a cheap front office, let’s totally ignore that they signed two of the biggest contracts in club history last season.

Letterman007
1 year 8 months ago

And got sub par seasons from both!! They still need a big bat in the 4 hole and to replace Kasmir and Ubaldo. not to mention Perez! Those were not big contracts compared to Cano”s. Just big for the CHEAP front office and The Dolans! I don’t see anyone replacing these needs and the ones that could are all signing somewhere else. Babs OPEN up your eyes and use your brain not your heart, I did the same thing for years until I WISED UP !!!

Babs
1 year 8 months ago

Lol. Of course they weren’t big deals like Canos. Most teams cannot realistically afford a contract like Cano.

Signing a player over the age of 30 to a contract that long. Ok. If you think that deal is a good idea I don’t think I value your opinion very highly.