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Detwiler, who will turn 30 in March, posted a 7.25 ERA in 41 games (seven starts) between stints with the Rangers and Braves last season. Within that rough overall showing, though, Detwiler held left-handed hitters to a .234 average and .660 OPS. For his career, the veteran of eight Major League seasons has limited lefties to a .233 (.615 OPS) showing.
In 173 career games, including 76 starts, Detwiler has gone 21-37 with a 4.20 ERA in tours with the Nationals, Rangers and Braves. In his career as a reliever, Detwiler has posted a 3.98 ERA in 97 appearances, compared to a 4.27 ERA as a starter.
According to CBSSports.com, Detwiler would earn a base salary of $1 million if he reaches the Majors with the Indians, who have also included $1.5 million in incentives in his deal.
• The Indians have also released first baseman Chris Johnson, who was designated for assignment Thursday to vacate a roster spot for outfielder Rajai Davis. Johnson (acquired from Atlanta in the Aug. 7 trade last season that sent Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to the Braves) is owed $7.5 million in 2016, plus $9 million in '17 and a $1 million buyout for '18.
• Free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli passed his physical with the Indians, clearing the way for his one-year contract. The move is expected to be made official within the next week. Cleveland is still working through the subsequent transaction to add Napoli to the 40-man roster.
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