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Indians Sign Reliever Blake Parker to Minor League Deal

The Indians have added another arm to their pen, as today the club announced the signing of free agent righty reliever Blake Parker.

Parker gets a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp.

The 35-year-old has been in the Majors for eight seasons, pitching for six teams in that time frame. The most amount of time he’s spent with any one team was the Chicago Cubs, where he spent three seasons from 2012 to 2014.

Over his career Parker owns a Major League career ERA of 3.52 and 34 saves over 303 appearances (3GS, 301.2IP, 258H, 118ER, 99BB, 346SO, .229 avg).

Last season split the campaign between the Philadelphia bullpen and their Alternate Training Site, posting a 2.81 ERA and 14.1 SO/9 over 14 outings (5ER/16.0IP, .203 avg).

The Tribe’s pitchers and catchers are due to report in Goodyear, Arizona on February 18th, while the rest of the team will be in town on February 22nd.

Right now the Indians have 14 non-roster invitees to Major League camp and 72 players in the 2021 player pool.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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