Leo: “The List”
There will be plenty of competition for the Tribe’s 25-man roster when players report to Goodyear, Arizona next month. Anyone given an invitation to major league camp will use the spacious clubhouse and play in Cactus League games at 10,000-seat Goodyear Ballpark. Those not on the list will be relegated to the smaller lockers and will spend their time on the back fields behind the Player Development Complex, with very few eyes watching.
The question will be “Who is on the list?”
The list of non 40-man roster invitees to camp continues to grow with the recent signing of LHP Chris Seddon.
Seddon, 28, spent the last three seasons with the Seattle Mariners organization, pitching mostly with Triple-A Tacoma. Seddon has started 250 of his 266 appearances in the minors, posting a 4.64 ERA. He has pitched in the majors with Florida (2007) and Seattle (2010), totaling 17 games (4 starts). Seddon has a 7.03 ERA in the bigs.
Seddon joins RHP Robinson Tejeda, catchers Luke Carlin, Matt Pagnozzi, Michel Hernandez, infielders Andy LaRoche, Jose Lopez, and outfielder Felix Pie as non-roster invitees to Indians camp. Several others will be added, from inside and outside the organization.
Many of the players that open the season in Columbus will spend some time in major league camp. For younger players, it’s a great opportunity to be around the veterans that know the game at its highest level. For minor league journeymen, it’s another opportunity to get to “The Show”.
* The Indians have re-signed INF Argenis Reyes to a minor league contract. Reyes, 29, has been part of Clippers championships the last two seasons. Reyes was signed originally by Cleveland in 2001 and has bounced around quite a bit. Last season he started in the independent Can-Am League, but was re-signed on July 31st and re-joined Columbus. Reyes has won six championships in the minors, which is why he’s holding up six fingers in the team’s championship photo. Reyes is a versatile player and is great in the clubhouse, which is why Mike Sarbaugh likes him so much. Plus, he’s either really lucky or a proven winner.
* James Quinlan was named the Clippers new athletic trainer, replacing Michael Salazar upon his promotion to Cleveland’s staff. Quinlan has spent the last four seasons as the club’s rehab coordinator.
* More former Clippers have signed contracts for this season: Wil Nieves (Rockies), Ryan Langerhans (Angels), Nick Green (Marlins), R.J. Swindle (Cardinals), Yohan Pino (re-signed with Blue Jays).
* There are 85 days left until Opening Day at Huntington Park! Season tickets, partial plans, mini-plans, and single game tickets are all available. Check out the schedule!