Indians invite three players to Major League camp

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent LHP SCOTT KAZMIR, RHP JERRY GIL and LHP EDWARD PAREDES to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.

Kazmir, 28, owns a career Major League pitching record of 66-61 with a 4.17ERA in 179 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels from 2004-2011.  He was an American League All-Star in 2006 and 2008 and in 2007 he went 13-9 with a 3.48 ERA (9th-lowest in AL) in 34 starts for the Rays and led the American League in strikeouts with 239 (206.2IP).  He made 1 start for the Los Angeles Angels in April 2011 and spent the 2012 season in the independent Atlantic League.

The 30-year old Gil appeared in 30 Major League games in 2004 and 2007 as a position player before being converted to the mound prior in 2008. He owns a career Minor League pitching record of 23-26 with 22 saves and a 5.63ERA in 205 games (18GS, 305.1IP, 324H, 191ER, 235K).  He spent the 2012 season in the Toronto Blue Jays system at AAA Las Vegas (7-1, 9SV, 4.92ERA) and tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 58 relief appearances.  The Dominican Republic native recently posted a winter ball ERA of 1.52 in 24 games (8SV, 23.2IP, 19H, 4ER, .20K, .221AVG) for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League.

Paredes, 26, pitched in the Seattle Mariners organization for seven seasons from 2005-11 and also recently completed a 24-game stint for Estrellas in the Dominican where he was 3-0 w/a 1.93 ERA (14.0IP, 8H, 3ER, 8BB, 10K, .186AVG) and limited left-handed hitters to a .174 (4-23) average.

Scott Kazmir

Year

Team

W

L

PCT

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

AB

2004

Tampa Bay Rays

2

3

.400

5.67

8

7

0

0

0

33.1

33

22

21

4

2

21

41

.256

129

2005

Tampa Bay Rays

10

9

.526

3.77

32

32

0

0

0

186.0

172

90

78

12

10

100

174

.248

693

2006

Tampa Bay Rays

10

8

.556

3.24

24

24

1

1

0

144.2

132

59

52

15

2

52

163

.240

551

2007

Tampa Bay Rays

13

9

.591

3.48

34

34

0

0

0

206.2

196

91

80

18

7

89

*239

.251

782

2008

Tampa Bay Rays

12

8

.600

3.49

27

27

0

0

0

152.1

123

61

59

23

4

70

166

.220

558

2009

Tampa Bay Rays

8

7

.533

5.92

20

20

0

0

0

111.0

121

77

73

15

5

50

91

.273

444

 

Los Angeles Angels

2

2

.500

1.73

6

6

0

0

0

36.1

28

8

7

1

1

10

26

.212

132

2010

Los Angeles Angels

9

15

.375

5.94

28

28

0

0

0

150.0

158

103

99

25

12

79

93

.271

582

2011

Los Angeles Angels

0

0

.000

27.00

1

1

0

0

0

1.2

5

5

5

1

2

2

0

.500

10

 

Major League Totals

66

61

.520

4.17

180

179

1

1

0

1022.0

968

516

474

114

45

473

993

.249

3881

Jerry Gil

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

AB

2008

GCL Reds

0

2

6.19

9

4

0

0

0

16.0

22

13

11

1

5

11

12

.333

66

 

Sarasota Reds

0

0

0.00

1

0

0

0

0

2.0

1

0

0

0

0

2

2

.143

7

2009

Sarasota Reds

3

7

7.74

12

10

0

0

1

47.2

66

46

41

7

6

29

30

.338

195

 

Carolina Mudcats

3

4

8.21

24

4

0

0

0

49.1

51

50

45

9

2

48

30

.262

195

2010

Carolina Mudcats

3

6

4.66

40

0

0

7

10

56.0

54

29

29

4

7

53

46

.263

205

 

Louisville Bats

2

0

5.87

7

0

0

0

1

7.2

9

6

5

3

0

5

6

.273

33

2011

Louisville Bats

5

6

3.59

54

0

0

6

12

62.2

53

29

25

2

3

29

58

.233

227

2012

Las Vegas 51s

7

1

4.92

58

0

0

9

12

64.0

68

36

35

8

2

20

51

.268

254

 

Minor League Totals

23

26

5.63

205

18

0

22

36

305.1

324

209

191

34

25

197

235

.274

1182

 

                                     
                                         

                Edward Paredes

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

AB

2005

DSL Mariners

3

0

2.03

12

0

0

1

-

26.2

16

11

6

1

2

13

28

.163

98

2006

DSL Mariners

3

3

2.63

24

2

0

14

16

41.0

21

18

12

1

4

19

45

.147

143

2007

Tacoma Rainiers

0

0

0.00

1

0

0

0

0

5.0

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

.000

15

 

Everett AquaSox

7

6

3.99

16

15

0

0

0

85.2

75

47

38

2

8

48

61

.235

319

2008

Wisc Timber Rattlers

7

11

4.63

25

24

0

0

0

116.2

121

76

60

10

11

52

91

.265

457

 

West Tennessee

1

1

7.71

2

2

0

0

0

9.1

11

8

8

1

2

5

10

.314

35

2009

West Tennessee

0

0

12.00

3

0

0

0

0

3.0

3

4

4

1

0

7

2

.250

12

 

High Desert Mavericks

8

4

4.69

42

3

0

3

4

71.0

74

45

37

6

1

22

64

.269

275

2010

West Tennessee

2

1

3.63

26

0

0

3

5

34.2

35

15

14

1

2

16

35

.255

137

 

Tacoma Rainiers

0

2

6.64

19

0

0

0

0

20.1

24

17

15

1

3

15

12

.289

83

2011

Tacoma Rainiers

2

1

11.37

11

0

0

0

1

12.2

21

17

16

3

7

13

12

.389

54

 

Jackson Generals

1

3

5.24

32

0

0

1

3

44.2

50

28

26

5

3

24

41

.286

175

 

Minor League Totals

34

32

4.51

213

46

0

22

29

470.2

451

286

236

32

44

235

406

.250

1803