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Indians News & Notes: Tribe sets 40-man roster for Rule 5 Draft

Morning News and Notes, Saturday November 19

Indians Prospect Francisco Mejia (left) in Futures Game
Indians Prospect Francisco Mejia (left) in Futures Game
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Unexpectedly, the Indians claimed two left-handed pitchers off waivers, and protected only Francisco Mejia from their own organization on the final day to set the rosters for the annual Rule 5 draft. Expectedly, the Indians released Chris Giminez; however, like a bad penny, I suspect that he will come back around.

The New 40-Man Roster

Indians select contract of Mejia, tinker with 40-man roster - Cleveland - Scout - In addition to the two left-handed pitchers that were added to the 40-man roster on Friday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians elected to select the contract of top catching prospect Francisco Mejia to replace the outrighted Chris Gimenez.

Indians add Francisco Mejia to 40-man roster | MLB.com - The Indians added slick-hitting catcher Francisco Mejia to their 40-man roster while claiming left-handed pitchers Edwin Escobar and Tim Cooney off waivers. The Indians, who had been at 38 players on their 40-man roster, created one more open spot by outrighting catcher Chris Gimenez.

No doubt about it: Cleveland Indians add Francisco Mejia to 40-man roster, plus 2 lefties | cleveland.com - The Indians can still add or subtract from the roster should they acquire players through free agency, trades or waivers.

Edwin Escobar

Tim Cooney

Other Indians News

Top prospects pack Fall League's championship | MLB.com - The Mesa Solar Sox, featuring Indians prospects Greg Allen, Bradley Zimmer and Yu-Cheng Chang, will play today for the AFL championship at 3 pm EDT.

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' how Tribe beat the Money Game -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com
The Cleveland Indians were the only team not in the top 50 percent in payroll to make the playoffs this season.

Cleveland Indians release 2017 spring training schedule | fox8.com - The Cleveland Indians on Friday announced their 2017 spring training schedule. The team returns from a World Series run with their spring training opener vs the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Arizona on Feb.12.

Cleveland Indians committed to ticketing policies that benefit our fans, not ticket brokers: Tim Salcer (Opinion) | cleveland.com - "The Cleveland Indians organization will do everything possible to protect our fans in our city from others looking to benefit financially on our tickets at the expense of our fans, writes Tim Salcer, the Indians' senior director of ticket sales and service."

Chernoff discusses 13 years with Indians, World Series | Local News | clevelandjewishnews.com - From intern to general manager, that’s the story Mike Chernoff told Park Synagogue’s men’s club on Nov. 16 about his 13-season rise with the Cleveland Indians.

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