Merritt In, Gimenez Out: Indians Announce ALCS Roster

The Cleveland Indians went with three catchers and 11 pitchers in their opening round series against the Boston Red Sox, but the Tribe made a pair of changes to their ALCS roster in advance of Friday’s matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field.

Cleveland opted to go with an extra pitcher for the best-of-seven series, adding rookie left-hander Ryan Merritt to their 25-man group.

Given the Tribe’s current plan to start Mike Clevinger, backed by the bullpen, in Game 4, having an extra hurler on the roster might prove necessary in the longer series.

To make room on the roster, the Indians will carry only two catchers in the series vs. Toronto, leaving Chris Gimenez off the roster for their next-round matchup.

Here is a look at the Indians’ entire 25-man roster for the ALCS:

PITCHERS (12):

37  Allen, Cody
56  Anderson, Cody
47  Bauer, Trevor
52  Clevinger, Mike
28  Kluber, Corey
53  Manship, Jeff
54 Merritt, Ryan
34  McAllister, Zach
24  Miller, Andrew
61  Otero, Dan
27  Shaw, Bryan
43  Tomlin, Josh

CATCHERS (2):

10  Gomes, Yan
55  Perez, Roberto

INFIELDERS (6):

22  Kipnis, Jason
12   Lindor, Francisco
1     Martinez, Michael
26  Napoli, Mike
11   Ramirez, Jose
41  Santana, Carlos

OUTFIELDERS (5):

8    Chisenhall, Lonnie
4    Crisp, Coco
20  Davis, Rajai
6    Guyer, Brandon
30  Naquin, Tyler

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