In an interesting twist, Cleveland has put lefty reliever Brad Hand on waivers for any team to claim. The move was made to save Cleveland $1M from a contract buyout, which seems petty, however the team that claims him has the opportunity to pick up his $10M option for the 2021 season.
Hand actually led the league in saves this past season with 16 and posted a 2.05 ERA in the process.
Throughout his career, Hand has appeared in 396 games while putting up a 3.65 ERA and has struck out 624 batters in 608.2 innings pitched.
I’d like for the team to re-sign lefty Justin Wilson, however these two could pair up to be a lethal combination out of the bullpen. Not to mention that Hand would be an evident upgrade over Daniel Zamora.
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