The Indians have signed right-hander Jeff Manship to a minor league contract, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. Manship elected free agency in October, and the 29-year-old is represented by the Boras Corporation.
Manship signed a minor league deal with the Phillies last winter and earned a spot on their Opening Day roster. He went on to post a 6.65 ERA, 16 strikeouts and 14 walks over 23 innings out of the Philadelphia bullpen before being designated for assignment and then outrighted off their roster in July.
Over 139 1/3 career innings with the Phillies, Rockies and Twins, Manship has 6.46 ERA, 5.8 K/9 and 1.55 K/BB rate. He is something of a reverse-splits pitcher, as right-handed batters have performed much better (.953 OPS) against Manship than left-handed batters (.753 OPS).