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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Indians are adding another name and another arm to their bullpen competition. On Thursday the Tribe announced the signing of veteran right-hander Carlos Torres.
Torres, 35, signed a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training with the Indians. Torres will compete for a spot in the Tribe's bullpen, which could have as many as two spots open.
Torres spent the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers where he ranked 11th in the National League in relief innings last year. Torres also ranked tied for third in all of Major League Baseball with 155.0 relief innings over his two seasons with the Brewers.
LISTEN: Carlos Torres addresses the media in Goodyear at the club's player development complex.
Already likely locking up spots in the Tribe's bullpen are Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Tyler Olson, Nick Goody and Zach McAllister, leaving two open spots available. Depending on what happens with the Indians' starting rotation decisions, that could ultimately effect who makes the cut for the bullpen too.
The Indians open their 2018 Cactus League exhibition schedule on Friday at 3:05 pm ET when they battle the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark.
- Nick Camino