April 2012

Indians finalize 25-man roster

Cleveland revealed it’s likely Opening Day roster on Sunday. GM Chris Antonetti made sure to use the word “likely” to account for potential injuries or trades that could come up in the days and hours leading up to Wednesday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline for setting the roster.

Indians rotation

1. RHP Justin Masterson
2. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
3. RHP Derek Lowe
4. RHP Josh Tomlin
5. RHP Jeanmar Gomez

Indians bullpen

CL Chris Perez
RHP Vinnie Pestano
LHP Tony Sipp
RHP Joe Smith
LHP Rafael Perez
RHP Dan Wheeler
RHP Jairo Asencio

Indians projected lineup

1. Michael Brantley, CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
4. Carlos Santana, C
5. Travis Hafner, DH
6. Casey Kotchman, 1B
7. Jason Kipnis, 2B
8. Shelley Duncan, LF
9. Jack Hannahan, 3B

Indians bench

INF Jose Lopez
INF/OF Jason Donald
OF Aaron Cunningham
C Lou Marson

On Sunday, right-hander Jeremy Accardo and outfielder Ryan Spilborghs were re-assigned to Minor League camp.

Check Indians.com later today for more.

–JB

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