Indians add All-Star reliever Brad Hand, report says

Cleveland Indians bolster bullpen by getting Brad Hand

The Cleveland Indians entered the All-Star break with six All-Stars. On Tuesday, the Indians announced they have acquired All-Star reliever Brad Hand - and rookie reliever Adam Cimber - from the San Diego Padres. Hand has been an All-Star for two consecutive seasons.

The Tribe added lefty relief pitcher Brad Hand from the Padres, according to Major League Baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal. The 28-year-old left-hander pitched a ideal inning of relief for the National League at the MLB All-Star Game in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

Hand, a 28-year-old left-hander, has a 2-4 record with a 3.05 ERA and a career-high 24 saves. He played one game with the Indians this season.

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Antonetti said manager Terry Francona will decide how the new relievers will be used.

The Yankees will need to look deeper for bullpen help.

Mejia, rated as the top prospect in the Indians system by Baseball America and No. 15 overall on's Top 100 list, was batting.279 with 22 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 45 RBI in 79 games for Triple-A Columbus this season. Cimber has five years remaining on his contract. He signed a three-year, $19.75 million extension in 2018 that contains a club option for 2021.

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