The Cleveland Indians helped solidify their pitching staff on Sunday with the signing of pitcher Matt Belisle. The deal was confirmed by multiple sources, including Jon Heyman.
Belisle will have a chance to make the big league roster and if he does, it'll make him $1.5 million richer. Also included in the reliever's contract is $1.75 million in bonuses.
The thirty-seven-year-old appeared in 62 games last season and went 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA while also making nine saves for the Minnesota Twins. Belisle was a very strong arm for the Twins down the stretch of their remarkable turnaround from the worst team in baseball to a playoff berth.
When asked on his choice of selecting Cleveland as his latest team destination, Belisle told WTAM 1100's Nick Camino this:
Welcome to Cleveland, Matt Belisle.