Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians on Thursday claimed pitcher Jason Anderson off waivers from the New York Mets.
The Indians immediately optioned Anderson, who was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 10th round of the 2000 draft, to Triple-A Buffalo.
The 24-year-old Anderson spent most of last season between the Yankees and Triple-A Columbus before being shipped to the Mets in a trade for reliever Armando Benitez. Both pitchers are starting this season with different teams, as Benitez went to Florida in the off-season to become the Marlins closer.
Anderson made his major league debut against Toronto on March 31 of last season and recorded his first win against Tampa Bay on June 24. The righthander went 1-0 with a 4.79 ERA in 22 games for the Yankees, but did not earn a decision in six appearances with the Mets.