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Tribe releases 25-man Opening Day roster

With less than 24 hours separating them from Opening Day in Texas, the Cleveland Indians officially announced their Game 1 roster ahead of Monday's first pitch.

It has been 50 days since pitchers and catchers reported to Goodyear, Ariz. for the commencement of spring training.

Since then, manager Terry Francona has been tasked with creating a 25-man roster capable of replicating the success of a prosperous 2016 campaign. 

Although injuries to Lonnie Chisenhall (right shoulder strain) and Jason Kipnis (right shoulder inflammation) may have put a dent in his original blueprint, Francona was able to devise an Opening Day roster with an intriguing rookie like Yandy Diaz, a fully healthy starting rotation including Carlos Carrasco and the anticipated return of a franchise player named Michael Brantley.

In addition to their active roster (below), the Indians announced they have released Tim Cooney, assigned Kipnis and Chisenhall to the 10-day disabled list and placed Cody Anderson (UCL surgery) on the 60-day disabled list.

#              PITCHERS (12)           B/T

37           ALLEN, Cody                R/R

51           ARMSTRONG, Shawn  R/R

47           BAUER, Trevor             R/R

59           CARRASCO, Carlos     R/R

28           KLUBER, Corey            R/R

48           LOGAN, Boone             R/L

34           McALLISTER, Zach      R/R

24           MILLER, Andrew           L/L

61           OTERO, Dan                 R/R

31           SALAZAR, Danny          L/R

27           SHAW, Bryan                 S/R

43           TOMLIN, Josh                R/R 

#              CATCHERS  (2)            B/T

7             GOMES, Yan                  R/R

55           PÉREZ, Roberto            R/R

#              INFIELDERS (6)             B/T

36           DlAZ, Yandy                     R/R

10           ENCARNACION, Edwin   R/R

12           LINDOR, Francisco         S/R

1             MARTINEZ, Michael        S/R

11           RAMlREZ, José               S/R

41           SANTANA, Carlos            S/R

#              OUTFIELDERS (5)         B/T

35           ALMONTE, Abraham       S/R

23           BRANTLEY, Michael         L/L

6             GUYER, Brandon             R/R

26           JACKSON, Austin             R/R

30           NAQUIN, Tyler                  L/R

#              DISABLED LIST (3)         B/T

56           ANDERSON, Cody             R/R (60D)

8             CHISENHALL, Lonnie        L/R (10D)

22           KIPNIS, Jason                    L/R (10D)

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.


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