The list of candidates for the final spot in the Indians’ bullpen continues to grow.

The Indians on Sunday claimed right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and signed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to major-league camp.

To make room for Taylor on the 40-man roster, the Indians placed Cody Anderson on the 60-day disabled list as he continues his rehabilitation from Tommy John elbow surgery.

Taylor, 25, made his major-league debut last season with the Red Sox. In 17⅓ innings spread across four stints, he struggled in his first taste of the majors with a 5.19 ERA and 1.67 WHIP, though he also posted a 9.3 K/9 rate. He has a career 2.95 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.9 K/9 rate in the minors.

Belisle, 37, acted as the Minnesota Twins’ primary closer at the end of last season, converting nine saves. In 60⅓ innings in 2017, he posted a 4.03 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and an 8.1 K/9 rate. In 14 seasons in the big leagues, Belisle has a career 4.19 ERA.

“The thing that really intrigued us was, of all the guys we’ve probably talked to, he comes as highly regarded as a teammate-type guy,” Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters in Goodyear, Ariz. “Even the last couple of years watching him, like in Minnesota, his reputation is spotless as a teammate, as a competitor.”

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Belisle will make $1.5 million if he makes the club out of camp with $1.75 million in incentives.

The Indians also recently added veteran right-handed reliever Carlos Torres as a nonroster invitee, another option as spring camp progresses with a spot in the bullpen up for grabs.

There are now 14 pitchers in camp as nonroster invitees, a group that includes veteran Alexi Ogando. Though, as Francona told reporters in Goodyear on Thursday, Cole Sulser came to camp with a nonbaseball injury (broken rib) and isn’t currently available.

Indians 2, Reds 2

Jason Kipnis homered in his first Cactus League game of the spring and Greg Allen ripped an RBI triple in the ninth in the Indians’ 2-2 tie with the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon.

Kipnis was held out of the Indians’ first two games this spring after dealing with some lower back soreness, according to Francona. In the third inning on Sunday, Kipnis slugged a solo home run to put the Indians on top 1-0.

Allen went 2-for-2, which included his game-tying triple with two outs in the ninth.

Trevor Bauer, in his first Cactus League action of the spring, tossed two hitless innings and struck out three batters.

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