Myers attempted a comeback in June but had to be shut down when he suffered a setback. He recently had been pitching on a rehab assignment in the minors, but the Indians released him rather than activating him and having to add him back as an active member of the 40-man roster and lose a player.
The Indians signed Myers to a one year $7 million contract in the offseason hoping he would provide innings and be a consistent starter for the rotation. There have been grumblings over the past few months that Myers and the Indians did not see eye to eye with his injury, so this is a move that comes as no surprise. He is now a free agent and free to sign with any team.
If you’re keeping score at home and want to feel really sad, here’s a running list of the 2008 World Fucking Champions (going by World Series roster) that are no longer in baseball or don’t have a team:
Incredibly, Greg Dobbs is still playing baseball.