The Indians had to make a roster move in order for Josh Tomlin to start tonight’s ballgame against the Twins. Before batting practice, outfielder Michael Bourn was out running for manager Terry Francona and the training staff. He later told reporters that he felt good, but was not in tonight’s starting line-up.
Apparently the Indians were testing to see if he might need another trip to the DL which would have been a roster move to accommodate Tomlin.
Instead, the Indians have designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment. Kottaras played one game for the Indians, hitting a pair of solo home runs in his first two at-bats for Cleveland. He became the first player in franchise history to do so.
The Indians are likely hoping that Kottaras accepts an assignment back to AAA Columbus.