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On birthday, Chris Ray signs with Indians

Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:01 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Cleveland Indians have announced that they've signed right-handed relief pitcher Chris Ray to a minor-league contract, which includes an invitation to spring training. Thursday just happens to be Chris Ray's 30th birthday, too.

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Ray had a 4.68 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 22 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings last season for the Mariners. He didn't pitch after August 1, as he was on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his shoulder. He was actually throwing the ball well at that point in time, too, as Ray got off to an atrocious start but had a 2.13 ERA and  1.11 WHIP in his last 21 outings.

Don't expect Ray to fit prominently into the Bullpen Mafia, but he could perhaps work his way into the mix as the seventh man.

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Comments

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:39 am
 

On birthday, Chris Ray signs with Indians

Looks like a pretty good signing for the Tribe, only time will tell.  Bring him in to Spring Training and see what he's got... what's to lose?  If he doesn't make the 40 man roster, send him to AAA and bring him up later in the season after he's had a chance to get back on track.  Never hurts to have depth, depth, and more depth in the pitching dept.  A 2.13 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in his last 21 outings in fantastic!



Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:48 pm
 

On birthday, Chris Ray signs with Indians

This guy was on my fantasy team early in his career.  He was fantastic in 2005 and 2006.  I'm always sorry to see potentially great careers get sidetracked by injuries.

I hope he can work his way back up and be somewhat effective for the Tribe,



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:17 pm
 

On birthday, Chris Ray signs with Indians

Too bad Chris Ray could not keep that slingshot healthy ... I would have loved for him to be the man with the Orioles.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:07 pm
 

On birthday, Chris Ray signs with Indians

Says the mighty Michigan Man with the cross-dressing avatar.  Appalachian State. Toledo.  Go Blew.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:34 pm
 

On birthday, Chris Ray signs with Indians

1st

Cleveland Sucks!


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