On a cool and rainy day in northeast Ohio, there was something comforting about seeing the Cleveland Indians back on the ball diamond once again.
A new look Tribe, returning one familiar face in Carlos Santana after purging several others in the offseason (including the loved-or-hated Chief Wahoo), will get its work in from Arizona this spring, with many roster spots up for grabs. In addition to a wide open battle for bullpen spots around closer Brad Hand, the Indians have a wildly uncertain outfield picture as well as a need to crown a utility man to start the season.
As players gather in Arizona and Florida for the beginning of official 2019 related baseball activities, the Cleveland Indians extended invitations to three more players on Thursday to join their spring camp at Goodyear.
The Indians announced the signings of catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Asher Wojciechowski to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training. In addition to the two veteran adds, the team also announced that Ernie Clement, the club’s fourth round pick in the 2017 draft out of the University of Virginia, has also been granted an invitation to participate with the big league club this spring.