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Indians vs. Twins - pregame lineups and notes

By Stephanie Storm Published: May 5, 2014

Here are the lineups and pre-game notes for tonight’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field:

 

INDIANS (13-18)

 

CF Nyjer Morgan

1B Nick Swisher

LF Michael Brantley

3B Carlos Santana

DH Lonnie Chisenhall

SS Asdrubal Cabrera

C Yan Gomes

RF David Murphy

2B Mike Aviles

RHP Zach McAllister

 

TWINS (14-15)

 

2B Brian Dozier

CF Sam Fuld

3B Trevor Plouffe

1B Chris Colabello

LF Jason Kubel

C Kurt Suzuki

DH Josmil Pinto

RF Chris Herrmann

SS Pedro Florimon

RHP Kyle Gibson

NOTES:

Roster moves a plenty remained the popular theme of the day for the Indians once again Monday after catcher Yan Gomes rejoined the team a day early from paternity leave.

While the Indians were no doubt thrilled to have their starting catcher back in the fold after Gomes and his wife Jenna welcomed their first child – a baby girl named Brooklyn Mae – activating Gomes meant a corresponding roster move was necessary to make room on the Tribe’s 25 man roster. Thus, Indians veteran designated hitter Jason Giambi was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

More roster moves are in store before Tuesday’s game as well, as Triple-A pitcher Josh Tomlin is slated to start for Indians in the rotation spot recently vacated by Carlos Carrasco’s move to the bullpen. This is pure speculation at this point, but the odd man out come Tuesday’s necessary roster moves is likely Triple-A catcher George Kottaras, who was called up Saturday for catching depth with Gomes temporary departure.

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