Indians acquire pitcher from Arizona

Indians acquire pitcher from Arizona

Published Nov. 23, 2014 11:47 a.m. ET

The Indians made a minor move to their 40-man roster on Sunday, acquiring pitcher Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

The right-hander, who was designated for assignment on Nov. 20, split last season between Arizona's Double-A affiliate in Mobile and Triple-A Reno going 11-12 with a 4.46 ERA in 29 starts. Brewer led the organization in innings pitched (169 2/3), was second in wins and third in strikeouts (138).

Brewer, who was drafted in the 12th round by the Diamondbacks in 2009, was the first Arizona-born player to make his major-league debut with the Diamondbacks when he made four relief appearances in 2013. He allowed two runs in six innings.

To make room for Brewer, the Indians designated left-hander Scott Barnes for assignment. Barnes was added to the roster during the offseason after going 3-2 with three saves and an ERA of 3.69 in 25 appearances for Triple-A Columbus.