CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the acquisition of LHP COLT HYNES from the San Diego Padres for cash considerations.
Hynes, 28, spent the first half of the 2013 season between AA San Antonio and AAA Tucson where he went a combined 2-0 with 4 saves and a 1.52 ERA in 41 relief appearances (47.1IP, 43H, 11R/8ER, 2BB, 58SO, 1HR), limiting left-handed batters to a .147 (11-75, 35SO) average against while averaging 11.0SO per 9.0IP with just 2 walks in 47.1 innings. Colt was with San Diego for the entire second half of the season, his first career taste of Major League action, recording a 9.00ERA in 22 relief outings (17.0IP, 25H, 17R/ER) while limiting left-handed Major League batters to a .156 (5-32) average against.
The Texas Tech alum was San Diego's 31st round selection in the 2007 draft and has compiled a career Minor League record of 21-25 with 13 saves and a 3.59 ERA in 323 games/21 starts (501.1IP, 584H, 200ER, 118BB, 396SO). The Weatherford, Texas native is currently pitching for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League (2.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1SO, 7 games).