Indians Invite Ross Detwiler to Minor League Camp

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent LHP Ross Detwiler to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.

Detwiler, 29, owns a career Major League record of 21-37 with a 4.20 ERA in 173 games/76 starts with the Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves since debuting with the Nats in 2007, who selected him sixth overall in the first round of that June’s First-Year Player Draft out of Missouri State. His best season with Washington came in 2012, posting a 10-8 mark with a 3.40 ERA in 33 games/27 starts (164.1IP, 149H, 62ER), the 7th-lowest ERA among N.L. left-handers. In his career, the Wentzville, MO native has limited left-handed batters to a .233 (123-528, .615 OPS) average against while posting a career relief ERA of 3.98 (53ER/120.0IP). Additionally, he pitched for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He split the 2015 season between Texas and Atlanta.