Tribe signs two pitchers to minor-league deals

BY foxsports • November 18, 2014

The Indians have signed a pair of right-handed pitchers to minor-league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training.

Shaun Marcum was in the organization last year after signing a non-roster deal. Marcum, 32, spent most of the season rehabbing from right shoulder surgery that had been done in July 2013 and made just eight appearances with one start in August with Triple A Columbus. Marcum was 1-0 with the Clippers and had a 2.35 ERA.

Marcum is a nine-year Major League veteran and has a 58-46 record with a 3.88 ERA. He has previously been with Toronto, Milwaukee and the New York Mets.

Dustin Molleken has been in the Pittsburgh, Colorado and Milwaukee organizations but has yet to make his major-league debut. In 283 appearances in the minors, he is 33-22 with a 4.90 ERA and has been used primarily as a reliever since 2009. Molleken, 30, also was with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan in 2012-13, compiling a 3.38 ERA in 28 appearances.