GOODYEAR, Ariz.: The Indians made the Chad Durbin signing official, but he won't throw in games for seven to 10 days, because he has not been in a spring training camp.
The next issue is who gets lopped off the 40-man roster to make room for Durbin. It appears that Luis Valbuena is the most vulnerable.
The Tribe is well-covered at second base, and Valbuena has declined as a hitter the past two years. Another possibility: Aaton Laffey might be expendable, but he is left-handed, can start and relieve and is more tradeable than Valbuena.