The New York Mets acquired Guillermo Mota, who had been designated for assignment, from Cleveland for a player to be named later.
Mota gave up 9 home runs in 37 2/3 innings of "relief" for Cleveland before the Indians decided to cut their losses.
"Our scouts have seen him, feel that the velocity is good. He's healthy," Mets general manager Omar Minaya said. "Hopefully a change of scenery, change of leagues can hopefully produce better results."