Cleveland Indians sign relief pitcher Tommy Hunter to a one year contract
Lake Charles, Louisiana
February 12, 2016 6:44pm CST
Former Baltimore Orioles right handed relief pitcher Tommy Hunter on Friday has signed a one year, $2 million dollar contract with the Cleveland Indians Rotoworld reports. Hunter has pitched in the Major Leagues with the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs since he made his debut with the Rangers in 2008. Hunter pitched in a relief pitching role with the Baltimore Orioles during the 2015 baseball season before he was traded to the Chicago Cubs on July 31, 2015 in exchange for outfielder Junior Lake. Hunter became a free agent at the end of the 2015 baseball season as a member of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs allowed Hunter to hit the free agent market when free agency began in November. Hunter had core muscle surgery in the offseason which should be healed by the time the 2016 baseball season begins in April. Hunter will become a free agent at the end of the 2016 baseball season unless the Indians decide to renew his contract when his contract expires.