The Cleveland Indians have signed right-handed reliever Chris Ray to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Paul Hoynes and Jerry Crasnick are confirming the deal.
Ray, 30, enters his 7th season in 2012 after stints in Seattle, Texas, and Baltimore. He has a career ERA of 4.10 and should be expected to pitch 25-45 innings in relief:
- Twitter / @MLBastian - "Indians have signed RHP Chris Ray to a Minor League deal w/ a spring invite. More soon on Indians.com"
Twitter / @jcrasnick -
"The #Indians have signed reliever Chris Ray to minor league deal with an invite to big league camp"
Indians sign reliever Chris Ray to Minor League deal - indians.com
"Ray is the second reliever who has been added this winter as a non-roster invite, joining the recent addition of right-hander Robinson Tejeda. Cleveland also signed lefty Chris Seddon to a Minor League contract this week, but he will likely provide rotation depth at the Triple-A level."