Cloyd was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday. A non-roster invitee to major league camp, he gave up two runs on four hits (including a homer) in 3.1 Grapefruit League innings. Cloyd has not pitched in the majors since 2013, when he posted a 6.56 ERA in 60.1 innings with Philadelphia, and spent last year in the KBO.
Cloyd received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. The right-hander had an unspectacular season in Korea last season, but he'll get some time to learn from and compete against the major leaguers this spring. He'll likely head back to the minors once the spring concludes, though.
Cloyd signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Floyd spent last year in Korea, going 11-11 with a 5.19 ERA in 28 starts. It'll be tough for the 28-year-old to make the Yankees rotation, so he'll likely serve as organizational depth.
The Indians announced Tuesday they signed pitcher Michael Roth to a minor-league contract, which includes an invite to major-league spring training. The Indians also announced pitcher Tyler Cloyd was released to pursue an opportunity in Korea.
The Indians announced Monday pitcher Tyler Cloyd was signed to a minor-league contract with a spring training invite to major-league camp. Cloyd played the entire 2014 season in the minors. His last MLB appearance was in 2013, while playing for the Phillies. During his brief career, he has a 5.98 ERA.
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