CLEVELAND -- The Indians made a handful of roster moves on Saturday, altering their 40-man roster and adding their first invitee for Spring Training.
Cleveland activated lefties Nick Hagadone and TJ House from the 60-day disabled list and re-signed pitcher Joe Colon to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club. The Indians also outrighted catcher Adam Moore, who elected to become a free agent. The Tribe now has 37 players on its 40-man roster.
Hagadone and House both missed time last season with arm woes. Hagadone fractured his left elbow in July, which required surgery, while House dealt with a left shoulder issue that limited him to nine games between the Majors and Minors. Hagadone is on pace to resume light throwing within the next few weeks and House has resumed game activity, logging three innings over two games with Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League last month.
In 36 games before his injury last season, the 29-year-old Hagadone turned in a 4.28 ERA with 28 strikeouts and 12 walks in 27 1/3 innings. He has a 4.72 ERA in 143 career games with the Indians over parts of five seasons.
House, 26, had a strong rookie showing in 2014, posting a 3.35 ERA over 19 games (102 innings) for the Indians, and earned a spot in the Opening Day rotation last season. The lefty went 0-4 with a 13.15 ERA in four starts (13 innings) for Cleveland and spent most of the remainder of the season rehabbing his shoulder.
Colon, 25, was a 12th-round pick by the Indians in the 2009 Draft and has a 3.50 ERA in 124 games in the Tribe's system over the past six years. The righty made the switch from starting to relieving in 2015 and turned in a 3.14 ERA in 33 games between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. Over 48 2/3 innings, Colon had 47 strikeouts and 14 walks.
Moore, 31, joined the Indians on a Minor League contract last winter and spent 92 games with Columbus, hitting .282 and cutting down would-be basestealers at a 34-percent clip. He was promoted to Cleveland in September to serve as the third catcher, but appeared in only one game.