Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A few notes off the top

Reliever Edward Mujica, who did not make the opening day roster, is out of minor-league options, meaning the Indians will have to put him on waivers at the end of the week, and can outright him to Columbus only if he clears waivers unclaimed. The 24-year-old Mujica was 3-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 33 appearances for the Tribe last year.

The Indians announced that the team's home opener April 10 vs. Toronto is officially a sellout. It's the 16th consecutive opening day sellout at Progressive Field since the ballpark opened in 1994.

Although the Indians have finalized their 25-man opening day roster Wedge said the club will take infielders Graffanino, Wilson Valdez, and Andy Marte, plus catcher Damaso Espino with them to Houston, for the final two spring training games Friday and Saturday at Houston. Those four players will then report to Columbus.

In today's final spring training home game at Goodyear, the Indians will host Seattle. Scott Lewis will start for the Tribe. Also scheduled to pitch are Joe Smith, Masa Kobayashi, and Jensen Lewis. Chris Jakubauskas will start for the Mariners.


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