Leo: Antonetti’s Answers
Indians GM Chris Antonetti provided answers to some, but not all of the questions surrounding the major league club’s roster today.
RHP Dan Wheeler has made the club in the bullpen, meaning there is just one available spot with three competitors: RHP Frank Herrmann, RHP Jeremy Accardo, and RHP Jairo Ascencio (acquired from Atlanta this week), and RHP Jeremy Accardo.
INF/OF Jason Donald will be a utility player for the Tribe.
OF Shelley Duncan will be in Cleveland and looks to be the starting left fielder, although Antonetti wouldn’t commit to it. “We expect Shelley to get a lot of at-bats”, he said on Friday.
It looks like either Aaron Cunningham or Ryan Spilborghs will be the fourth outfielder. Antonetti, however, continues to look for outside options. “If there are opportunities to improve any area of the club, we will pursue them.”
INF Gregorio Petit, CA Matt Pagnozzi, and OF Felix Pie were informed that they will not make the team, but will stay in major league camp through Tuesday’s final exhibition game.
INF/OF Russ Canzler and LHP Nick Hagadone were optioned to the Clippers. CA Luke Carlin, INF Andy LaRoche, RHP Chris Ray, LHP Chris Seddon, and RHP Robinson Tejeda were sent to minor league camp.
We’ll have more on how the Clippers roster is developing later today.