Scott Elarton has landed back with the Cleveland Indians, but for how long?
The Indians signed veteran right-handed Lamar native to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training camp on Friday -- not so he can compete for a spot on their club, but rather for him to showcase himself to other teams.
Elarton, who turns 32 on Feb. 23, owns a career Major League record of 56-60 with a 5.31 ERA in 224 games, including 170 starts, over the last 10 years. He was an effective fifth starter for the Tribe in 2004 (3-5, 4.53 ERA in 21 starts) and '05 (11-9, 4.61 ERA in 31 starts).
Elarton spent the majority of the last two years in the Royals organization. He underwent shoulder surgery in August 2006, and last year he made 19 starts between Double-A Wichita, Triple-A Omaha and Kansas City between a pair of stints on the disabled list. After his release by the Royals, he finished the year in the Triple-A Buffalo bullpen.
The Indians now have 20 players signed to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.
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