It really is getting to the point where we might as well just reload Ken Rosenthal’s page all day long waiting for news. Free agent P Paul Byrd, most recent with the Angels, has signed a $14.25 million contract with Cleveland.

(Paul, way back in 1992 before he started rocking the Chris Benoit look)

Rosenthal also identifies the Tribe as front-runners for the services of reliever Trevor Hoffman.