The Indians released right-hander Brett Myers after they reinstated him off the 60-Day disabled list, the team announced Thursday on Twitter.
Cleveland Indians today reinstated RHP BRETT MYERS from the 60-day Disabled List and released him from his contract. He is now a free agent— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 29, 2013
Cleveland signed the 33-year old righty this past offseason to a one-year, $7M contract and was supposed to be a solid starter at the backend of the Indians rotation. Myers had been on the DL since April 20 with a mild sprained UCL and flexor tendon which contributed to a 8.02 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched, allowing 10 HR in that timespan.
Myers has been both a starter and reliever in the past, performing both roles with the Philadelphia Phillies. As a starter, Myers has a 4.29 ERA in 1576 innings pitched and also has a 3.69 ERA in 134 innings out of the bullpen. While with the Astros during '10, '11 and half of '12, he performed as both a starter and as a closer.
Without Myers in their rotation, the Indians have seen the emergence of Corey Kluber, the development of Zach McAllister and the resurgence of Scott Kazmir.