The Indians today announced the club has signed free agent Scott Atchison to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to big league spring training camp.
The 37-year old veteran owns a career major league record of 10-10 with one save and a 3.64 ERA in 205 big league appearances. Over 255 innings, he's struck out 192 batters, while issuing 71 walks since his debute with the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
Atchison spent the 2013 season with the New York Mets, appearing in 50 games and finishing third on the club with 10 holds despite two Disabled List stints for a right elbow strain and a right groin strain.
His best season was 2012 with the Boston Red Sox where he had the fourth-lowest relief ERA (1.58 in 42 games) in the majors among relievers with at least 50 innings pitched. Atchison began his professional career in 1999 after being the Mariners 49th round of the '98 draft out of Texas Christian University.