The Indians have a minor-league deal with veteran reliever Carlos Torres, a source told SB Nation on Wednesday. The contract includes an invite to major-league spring training.
Torres, 35, chose Cleveland over offers from four other clubs and will compete to join a stacked group that will include Dan Otero, Zach McAllister, Tyler Olson, Nick Goody, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen for Cleveland.
Torres has been a workhorse over the past two seasons for the Brewers, owning a 3.43 ERA and in 155 innings since signing with the club in April 2016. He has appeared in the second-most relief innings in baseball (behind only Dellin Betances) over the past four years and has never been on the disabled list in his career, so it’s a good bet he’ll be durable for Cleveland in his ninth big-league season.
It’s been a relatively quiet winter for the Tribe, who signed Yonder Alonso to replace Carlos Santana while losing Jay Bruce, Austin Jackson, Boone Logan, Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith to free agency.