Brett Myers not sharp in AA rehab start

Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers (8.02 ERA this season) started for the AA Akron Aeros last night on a rehab assignment. Myers was placed in the 15 day DL back on April 21st with an elbow strain. According to the Aeros’ game report, the start didn’t go as well as they had hoped-

“Myers (0-1) was making his second rehab start for the Indians, tuning up a sore elbow that landed him on the DL on April 20th. Myers worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed just the two first-inning hits. He walked four—possibly the most troubling aspect of his outing—and struck out two. He threw 76 pitches, 41 for strikes.”

Myers allowed 3 earned runs in his 4 innings. In addition, Myers hit a batter and had a wild pitch.

In Myers’ first rehab start he pitched well, going three innings while allowing just one hit and a walk.

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  • mgbode

    hey, I guess the FO needed a Grady signing. gotta find a way to throw away $5-7mil each offseason with no returns (well, at least Grady didn’t hurt the team on the field because he never saw it).

  • Garry_Owen

    I’m strangely absolutely okay with this, apart from the sunken cost component of it.

  • CB Everett

    Just to play it safe, I think they should perform Tommy John surgery on him. And by “play it safe” I mean do what is necessary to ensure he does not pitch for us this year.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The only real blemish on what was a great offseason. Indians should have worked a clause into the contract that if Myers underperformed he had to return a portion of his deal.

  • Natedawg86

    Should have only guaranted a few mill and had performance based escalators for ERA and starts/innings pitched

  • ThatAlex

    This remains the one offseason signing I just didn’t understand at all. Meyers has never had dominant stuff at any level, and he certainly isn’t worth the $7 million we’re paying him.

  • Matt S

    Welcome to the MLB, where even mediocre of starters get $5-10MM once they reach free agency. Where Shaun Marcum gets $4M, Dan Haren gets $13M, Jeremy Guthrie gets a 3-year deal at $25M, Joe Blanton gets 2 years a $15M, Scott Feldman gets $6M, Iwakuma got $14M/2 years, Scott Baker got $5.5M and Carlos Villanueva got 2 years and $10M.

    It’s why the single most important thing for any team’s farm system is to develop effective young pitchers.

  • mgbode

    why on Earth would you put Iwakuma in that list?

  • Steve

    It may not have worked up, but you didn’t understand adding a SP, especially one with a track record as an innings eater?