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Indians sign reliever Blake Parker to minor league deal

February 16, 2021 GMT
FILE - Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Blake Parker throws during a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., in this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo. The Indians could be adding another veteran arm to their bullpen after signing Blake Parker to a minor league contract on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Parker's deal includes an invitation to training camp in Arizona, where the Indians will try to upgrade relief corps to complement their solid starting staff. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE - Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Blake Parker throws during a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., in this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo. The Indians could be adding another veteran arm to their bullpen after signing Blake Parker to a minor league contract on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Parker's deal includes an invitation to training camp in Arizona, where the Indians will try to upgrade relief corps to complement their solid starting staff. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians could be adding another veteran arm to their bullpen after signing Blake Parker to a minor league contract on Tuesday.

Parker’s deal includes an invitation to training camp in Arizona, where Cleveland will try to upgrade its relief corps to complement a solid starting staff.

The 35-year-old Parker spent the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 14 games last season, the right-hander went 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA. He has also pitched for the Cubs, Mariners, Yankees, Angels and Twins in eight major league seasons.

Parker has 34 career saves in 303 games. He’s 14-10 with a 3.52 ERA since breaking in with Chicago in 2012.

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At this point, the Indians will have 14 non-roster invitees in camp, which opens this week.

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