Indians sign P Ohka to minor league deal

Updated: December 5, 2008, 4:47 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians signed pitcher Tomo Ohka to a minor league contract on Friday, a day before free-agent talks were expected to heat up at the winter meetings.

Ohka, who has won 50 games in nine major league seasons with Boston, Washington, Milwaukee and Toronto, will report to Cleveland's new training facility in Goodyear, Ariz., next month.

While he'll be a long shot to make Cleveland's opening-day roster, the 32-year-old gives the Indians depth and options in case ...

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