The Indians have re-signed Dave Burba to a minor-league contract. (I guess it is consistent with a team that has held onto Charkes Nagy who is on his fifth straight unproductive year.) Burba was a hell of a pitcher for Cleveland a few years ago but is 35 and has had two straight bad years, and with Cleveland likely going through a wholesale rebuilding process, it does not seem to make a lot of sense. But it could be a great move: he could turn it around next year and anchor a young staff. Or at least be a serviceable member of the rotation. The odds are very much against him. But even if he fails, what have they wasted in signing him for the last two months of the season. I can't imagine he will make more than the league minimum on a minor-league contract anyway.