Indians set roster, DFA Guilmet, Herrmann and Hynes
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison, designated hitter Jason Giambi and outfielder Nyjer Morgan and added them to the 40-man and 25-man roster.
To make room on the roster they have designated right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet, right-handed pitcherFrank Herrmann and left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes for assignment. If any of them clear waivers they would remain Indians and have to accept an assignment to the minors as they are first time outrights - unless the Indians release them from their contract.
They have also placed outfielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring strain) and Giambi (rib fracture) on the 15-day Disabled List, both retroactive to March 21. They have also re-assigned outfielder Matt Carson and infielder Ryan Rohlinger to minor league camp (should open at Triple-A Columbus).
The Indians open the 2014 season on Monday night in Oakland with the following 25 players:
PITCHERS (13): Cody Allen, Scott Atchison, John Axford, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Justin Masterson, Zach McAllister, Josh Outman, Vinnie Pestano, Mark Rzepczynski, Danny Salazar, Bryan Shaw, Blake Wood
CATCHERS (1): Yan Gomes
Definitely sucks for the guys DFAed but as with most guys like that, they'll have a job still in baseball either with the Tribe after clearing waivers or with another organization after being claimed.