HOUSTON -- The Indians made a series of transactions on Sunday afternoon, putting the final touches on their roster for Opening Day. The Tribe is scheduled to open its season against the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
Cleveland officially placed right-hander Gavin Floyd (fractured right elbow) on the 60-day disabled list, allowing the team to purchase the contract of righty Anthony Swarzak from Triple-A Columbus and add the reliever to the 40-man and active rosters. There is no established timetable for the return of Floyd, who was signed to a one-year contract over the offseason.
Veteran outfielder Nick Swisher (surgery on both knees in August), right-hander Josh Tomlin (right shoulder surgery) and utility man Zach Walters (strained right oblique) were each placed on the 15-day DL to start the season. While the Indians have not given timetables for Swisher and Walters, it is possible they could be ready by late April or early May. Tomlin is expected to miss three to four months.
The Indians also reassigned left-hander Bruce Chen, right-hander Jeff Manship, righty Shaun Marcum, infielder Michael Martinez, infielder Ryan Rohlinger and first baseman Jerry Sands to Triple-A Columbus. Those moves trimmed Cleveland's roster to 25 players.
Here is Cleveland's active roster for Opening Day:
Rotation: Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Zach McAllister and TJ House
Bullpen: Cody Allen (closer), Bryan Shaw, Scott Atchison, Marc Rzepczynski, Nick Hagadone, Kyle Crockett, Austin Adams and Swarzak
Infielders: Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Jose Ramirez, Lonnie Chisenhall and Mike Aviles
Outfielders: Michael Brantley, Michael Bourn, Brandon Moss, David Murphy, and Ryan Raburn
Catchers: Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez.
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