As first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Indians have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Ross Detwiler. He can earn $1 million if he makes the 25-man roster out of spring training and remains on it throughout 2016.
Detwiler posted a brutal 7.25 ERA in 58 1/3 innings this past season between the Rangers and Braves, but he had a very successful seven-year run with the Nationals from 2007-2014, working both as a starter and reliever.
Cleveland will probably use the 29-year-old as a kind of swingman, assuming he can put his 2015 troubles behind him. They were not health-related troubles.