After last weekend’s disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, the Indians are on the verge of at least one roster move today. Injuries have decimated the lineup recently, but it’s not exactly certain what the transactions will be later today.
Previously, it was announced that RHP Josh Tomlin would be activated off the DL and start today’s series opener against the Kansas City Royals at 4:05 p.m. Someone will need to be removed from the active roster in order for him to return. Additionally, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was pulled in the fourth inning from Sunday’s AAA Columbus game, as first reported by our very own Kirk, then finally updated by MiLB and noted by Jordan Bastian this morning. No word on if that means Chisenhall is coming up to Cleveland, too, but that would require another corresponding move.
SS Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) and DH Travis Hafner (knee) both were hurt over the past few days, and could be potential DL candidates depending upon the severity of their pains. C Carlos Santana was previously placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. 3B Jack Hannahan (back) just returned Sunday from an extended 10-day injury stint, where he didn’t go to the DL. SS Juan Diaz was unexpectedly promoted Friday from AA Akron, but Bastian also reported that Manny Acta said he’ll still be there Monday.
We’ll keep you updated when any moves become official.