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Indians invite RHP Fernando Nieve to Major League Camp

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CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent RHP FERNANDO NIEVE to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to 2013 Major League spring training camp.

Nieve, 30, spent the 2012 season at Triple-A Albuquerque in the LA Dodgers organization, going 7-9 with a 5.96 ERA in 25 games/24 starts (119.1IP, 162H, 79ER, 38BB, 107K).  For the season he averaged 8.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched, going 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA in 5 July starts (29.0IP, 23H, 7ER, 8BB, 30K).  The Puerto Cabello, Venezuela native owns a career Major League record of 8-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 99 games/19 starts (185.2IP, 177H, 95ER, 143K, .252 AVG) with the Houston Astros and New York Mets from 2006-10.

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

WP

AVG

AB

1999

VSL Yankees Co-Op

0

6

4.50

11

7

0

0

32.0

31

22

16

0

0

16

41

0

.000

0

2000

VSL Astros/Rockies

3

4

2.71

14

13

0

0

79.2

56

29

24

5

12

28

64

12

.199

281

2001

Martinsville Astros

4

2

3.79

12

8

0

0

38.0

27

20

16

2

3

21

49

3

.197

137

2002

Martinsville Astros

4

1

2.39

13

13

0

0

67.2

46

23

18

5

2

27

60

1

.185

248

 

Lexington Legends

0

1

6.00

1

1

0

0

3.0

6

5

2

0

1

0

2

0

.353

17

2003

Lexington Legends

14

9

3.65

28

28

0

0

150.1

133

69

61

10

0

65

144

7

.238

560

2004

Salem Avalanche

10

6

2.96

24

24

0

0

149.0

136

52

49

9

1

40

117

5

.251

542

 

Round Rock Express

2

0

1.56

3

3

0

0

17.1

12

4

3

0

1

8

17

0

.203

59

2005

Corpus Christi Hooks

4

3

2.65

14

14

0

0

85.0

62

27

25

7

3

29

96

4

.205

302

 

Round Rock Express

4

4

4.83

13

13

0

0

82.0

92

45

44

10

5

33

75

3

.281

327

2006

Round Rock Express

0

0

0.00

4

0

2

2

5.1

2

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

.105

19

 

Houston Astros

3

3

4.20

40

11

0

0

96.1

87

46

45

18

2

41

70

1

.242

360

2007

Round Rock Express

1

3

6.23

5

5

0

0

21.2

30

19

15

1

1

15

13

2

.345

87

2008

Round Rock Express

2

5

5.72

36

7

6

7

72.1

87

50

46

13

3

27

63

4

.297

293

 

Houston Astros

0

1

8.44

11

0

0

1

10.2

17

10

10

2

0

2

12

0

.362

47

2009

Binghamton Mets

0

1

4.91

5

4

0

0

18.1

16

10

10

1

1

6

19

2

.239

67

 

Buffalo Bisons

3

0

3.70

4

4

0

0

24.1

18

10

10

2

0

10

23

2

.205

88

 

New York Mets

3

3

2.95

8

7

0

0

36.2

36

13

12

4

1

19

23

2

.263

137

2010

New York Mets

2

4

6.00

40

1

0

2

42.0

37

28

28

10

2

22

38

2

.234

158

 

Buffalo Bisons

2

1

5.63

8

8

0

0

40.0

49

25

25

3

1

13

31

1

.304

161

2011

Oklahoma City RedHawks

1

2

7.63

3

3

0

0

15.1

27

15

13

0

0

5

17

1

.380

71

 

Doosan (Korea)

3

6

6.09

25

0

0

0

78.1

96

54

53

5

5

44

66

6

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2012

Albuquerque Isotopes

7

9

5.96

25

24

0

0

119.1

162

91

79

19

7

38

107

11

.324

500

 

Minor League Totals

61

57

4.02

223

179

8

9

1020.2

992

516

456

87

41

381

945

58

.264

3759

 

Major League Totals

8

11

4.61

99

19

0

3

185.2

177

97

95

34

5

84

143

5

.252

702

 

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