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Indians set opening day roster, DFA lefty David Huff

Indians set opening day roster, DFA lefty David Huff
March 31, 2013
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On Sunday the Cleveland Indians announced their opening day roster. In order to get to the final 25-man roster and make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians announced the following transactions:

  • Right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann - who had right elbow surgery on March 13th - was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
  • They re-assigned right-handed pitcher Matt Capps, right-handed pitcher Jerry Gil, right-handed pitcher Diasuke Matsuzaka, catcher Omir Santos, infielder Luis Hernandez, and outfielder Matt Carson to the Triple-A Columbus roster.
  • They selected the contract of infielder Ryan Raburn and placed him on the 40-man and 25-man roster.
  • They designated left-handed pitcher David Huff for assignment, and now have ten days to trade, release or outright him to the minors.

With the moves, the 25-man roster is set and the 40-man roster is at 39 players. Here are the players on the 25-man roster (note, 1B/DH Jason Giambi is on the 15-day disabled list to open the season):

Pitchers (13):

32           ALBERS, Matt, RH
37           ALLEN, Cody, RH
59     CARRASCO, Carlos, RH
50           HAGADONE, Nick, LH
53           HILL, Rich, LH
30           JIMENEZ, Ubaldo, RH
63           MASTERSON, Justin, RH
34           McALLISTER, Zach, RH
39           MYERS, Brett, RH
54           PEREZ, Chris, RH
52           PESTANO, Vinnie, RH
27           SHAW, Bryan, RH
38           SMITH, Joe, RH

CATCHERS (2)

6              MARSON, Lou
41           SANTANA, Carlos

INFIELDERS (7)

4              AVILES, Mike
13           CABRERA, Asdrubal
8              CHISENHALL, Lonnie
22           KIPNIS, Jason
9              RABURN, Ryan
12           REYNOLDS, Mark
33           SWISHER, Nick

OUTFIELDERS (3)

24           BOURN, Michael
23           BRANTLEY, Michael
11           STUBBS, Drew

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User Comments

R. Brown
April 2, 2013 - 10:18 AM EDT
What about Scott Kazmir...thought he was the fifth starter?

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