The Indians Wild Card roster will be made public Wednesday morning. In the meantime, General manager Chris Antonetti wasn't letting any pertinent information slip before then. When asked if former closer Chris Perez would be on the roster, Antonetti deadpanned: “You'll find out tomorrow.”
“There actually are a number of tough decisions (to make),” Antonetti said. “There are a lot of guys deserving to be on the roster tomorrow. But obviously the Wild Card, one-game format’s different than a more traditional, longer post season series. So, there’s different ways you can configure it.”
On Monday when manager Terry Francona was asked about his plethora of relievers, he mentioned his desire to go with a nine-man bullpen for Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay, which drew a smile when relayed to Antonetti.
“Tito – that’s all he wants is a nine-man bullpen? I had to talk him down from a 24-man bullpen. He’d have relievers in the outfield (if he could).”