Just a week left until Opening Day! Here are yesterday’s Indians highlights:
- The Opening Day roster is finally set! Scott Kazmir has won the fifth starter’s job (though he’ll open the season in the minors), Ryan Raburn and Jason Giambi made the bench, and the three heretofore-unofficial bullpen spots will go to Matt Albers, Bryan Shaw, and Nick Hagadone. Carlos Carrasco will also be on the 25-man roster to serve out his six-game suspension while Giambi recovers from a back strain.
- The Indians released Matt Capps Monday, but as with Daisuke Matsuzaka they hope to re-sign him before the season starts.
- Ezequiel Carrera was designated for assignment to make room for Giambi.
- Now that they’re officially off the roster, Cleveland is trying to trade Carrera and David Huff, both of whom are out of options.
Wahoo’s on First Highlights
- We revealed the results of our top prospect crowdsourcing.
- We kicked off a series of preseason Indians writers survey results with some quick predictions for 2013.
- Lewie continued his 2013 Player Preview series with Lou Marson.
- Steve wrote about the Tribe’s future plans for Cord Phelps.