Hoyt (knee) agreed to a minor-league contract that includes an invite to spring training with Cleveland.
Hoyt re-signed with the Indians after spending the final three months of the regular season with the organization. He only wound up appearing in three games for Triple-A Columbus before hitting the disabled list with a knee injury, though he should be back to full health prior to spring training.
Hoyt (knee) will become a free agent after the Indians failed to offer him a contract for the 2019 season, Tribeinsider reports.
Although Hoyt is technically free to sign with anyone, Cleveland will likely attempt to keep him around by signing him to a minor-league deal. The 32-year-old was kept on the shelf due to injury for the majority of the 2018 season, appearing in just one game for the Astros out of the bullpen prior to being traded to the Indians in July.
Hoyt was recalled from Triple-A Columbus in order to be placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
Hoyt has been out since late July with knee soreness. He'll be eligible to return in mid-September, though it's unclear if he'll be healthy enough to do so.
Hoyt was placed on the minor-league disabled list Saturday with knee soreness.
Hoyt has allowed three runs in three appearances with Triple-A Columbus since being traded from Houston in early July. The severity of the injury is currently unclear, and the 31-year-old will be eligible to return towards the end of July.
Hoyt was acquired by Cleveland from Houston on Friday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Tommy DeJuneas.
The 31-year-old has a career 4.40 ERA in 71.2 big-league innings, including a third of an inning this season. He has a 2.25 ERA in 28 innings at the Triple-A level this year and will remain there after switching organizations, joining Triple-A Columbus.
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