Indians release Myers after dismal season



ATLANTA (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have released pitcher Brett Myers.

The right-hander was a total bust in Cleveland after signing a $7 million, one-year contract during the offseason. He went 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance before going on the disabled list April 20 with a strained tendon in his elbow. He gave up 29 hits — including 10 homers — in 21 1-3 innings.

Myers did not pitch again for the Indians. The team announced before Thursday game against the Atlanta Braves that he had been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and released from his contract. He is now a free agent and can sign with any team.