GOODYEAR, AZ (92.3 The Fan) – Opening day is less than a week away for the Indians, and now the roster cuts are coming at a fast and furious pace as the team gets ready for opening day.
A couple pitchers were shown the door on Friday, as pitchers Chris Seddon and Nick Hagadone have both been sent to the minors. The one big name of note also sent to the minors was infielder/OF Russ Canzler, who some felt did enough to earn a spot on the MLB roster.
Catcher Luke Carlin, INF Andy LaRoche, relief pitcher Chris Ray, the relief pitcher Robinson Tejeda were also sent to the teams minor league camp.
Reports also say the teams rumored deal between them and the Angels for outfielder Bobby Abreu will not happen – at least for now, as sources say that the deal is on the back burner.
Canzler was hitting .268 in 41 at-bats. He had two RBI, and had struck out 12 times. LaRoche was hitting .385 going 10-for-26.
Hagadone, who was in the mix for one of the two open pen spots, was 0-0 with a 2.53 ERA in 9 trips to the mound. Seddon was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA in 6 appearances. He did have a save this spring.
Carlin, a backup catcher, was 3-for-12 with a .250 average in 11 games.