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Is Brett Myers destined for Indians bullpen?

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10:39 AM ET 04.07 | Maybe the problem with Brett Myers is starting. In spring training, Myers had a 9.00 ERA (36 hits, 21 innings). He allowed seven runs (four homers) in five innings of his first regular-season start. Last season, Myers had a 3.31 ERA, but threw only 65 1/3 innings in 70 games. His longest outing was two innings, which he did three times. The Astros put him in the bullpen in 2012. He was 7-14 with a 4.46 ERA as a starter in 2011. In that 2011 season, he gave up 31 homers in 216 innings. While the Indians plan to give Myers a shot in the rotation, they believe he can at least help in the bullpen. They say his arm is fine, his control is not. His pitches must nibble at the corners and live at the knees to be successful. Myers received a one-year, $7 million deal.

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April 7, 2013  11:52 AM ET

Only in America can a sub par 500 pitcher like Myers still be making big bucks trying to pitch in the big leagues.

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April 7, 2013  05:55 PM ET

Who knows, he's struggled as as a Starter!

April 7, 2013  06:12 PM ET

He's destined for the glue factory.

April 7, 2013  10:01 PM ET

The Tribe are 2 pitchers shy in their rotation to be a plus .500 team this season, but I wouldn't consider Myers a bust just yet.

 
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