Indians Invite RHP Chris Ray to Major League Camp
CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent RHP CHRIS RAY to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
Ray, who turns 30 today, owns a 6-year career Major League record of 18-19 with a 4.10 ERA and 51 saves covering 283 relief appearances with Baltimore, Texas, San Francisco and Seattle since 2005 (281.0IP, 259H, 128ER, 230K, .246AVG). Ray recently split the 2010 season between the two World Series participants (Texas/SF), going a combined 5-0 with 2 saves and a 3.72 ERA in 63 games (55.2IP, 48H, 23ER, 25BB, 31K, .235avg). He spent the 2011 campaign with Seattle, going 3-2 w/a 4.68ERA in 29 relief outings (32.2IP, 33H, 17ER, 22K) after making the club out of spring training as a non-roster player. He did not pitch after July 30th due to a DL stint (right lat) and August 15th release after Seattle made a series of trades. He spent the 2006-07 seasons in the closers role with Baltimore and finished 10th in the AL with 33 saves in 2006.