Actual Indians news!! The Indians have outrighted RHPs Hector Ambriz, Anthony Reyes, and C/OF Chris Gimenez off their 40-man roster. Because this is the second outright for Gimenez and Reyes, they have the option of becoming free agents. Ambriz remains under team control.
These aren’t surprising moves. Ambriz wasn’t going to be a factor this year after undergoing Tommy John surgery this offseason. Reyes would have been arbitration-eligible had he remained on the roster (and you know the Indians couldn’t let that happen). And Gimenez just kind of sucks.
But the Indians have to get the 40-man roster set by Nov. 20th for the Rule 5 draft. And they still need to add Grady Sizemore and Carlos Santana, both on the 60-day DL. The 40-man roster currently sits at 39 (not including Sizemore or Santana).
Tony at Indians Prospect Insider has an excellent breakdown of some of the “at risk” guys on the 40-man roster. And there are some interesting names that might need to be protected, such as Nick Hagadone, Matt McBride, Jared Goedert and Rob Bryson. The Indians are going to have to make some decisions in the upcoming days, and it will be intriguing to see what direction the team goes in.