Indians acquire reliever Otero from Phillies

Indians acquire reliever Otero from Phillies

The Indians acquired right-hander Dan Otero from the Phillies on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.

Otero, 30, was selected by the Giants in the 2007 Draft and made his big league debut for them in '12. He has spent the past three seasons with the A's and owns a 12-6 career record with one save and a 3.46 ERA in 158 relief appearances.

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To make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians designated outfielder Jerry Sands for assignment.

Otero was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Nov. 3. He went 2-4 with a 6.75 ERA in 41 appearances for Oakland last season.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.