Cleveland baseball news in October? Yes, I know it’s an odd realization for fans to believe with the start of the NBA calendar and the NFL mid-way through its season. But believe it or not, the Cleveland Indians began to make some changes to its 40-man roster that will affect the team for the upcoming season.
Catcher Chris Gimenez and right-handed pitchers Anthony Reyes and Hector Ambriz were all outrighted off the 40-man roster to the listing for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. Because of this move and the fact it was the second outright for both Gimenez and Reyes, those two players were granted free agency. This was the first such demotion for Ambriz, and thus he remains within control of the Indians organization.
These moves from earlier in the week are a sign of many more to come for the Tribe as the roster deadline approaches in November.