The big league diamonds in Goodyear, Arizona, got a little less crowded on Monday as the Cleveland Indians announced several roster moves with just over two weeks to go until their regular season kicks off in Seattle.
Five players – Abraham Almonte, Francisco Mejia, Julian Merryweather, Shawn Morimando, and Adam Plutko – were optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Four more – Bobby Bradley, Louis Head, Josh Martin, and Adam Wilk – were reassigned to minor league camp. The most notable names of the nine, however, were those of Almonte and Mejia.
The guest list for the Cleveland Indians at spring training next month grew by two more names on Monday as the team announced that left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk and catcher Jack Murphy have agreed to minor league deals with the club.
The pair of newest members to the organization increases the Tribe’s total number of non-roster invitees heading to Goodyear, Arizona, in February to 19.