Indians add OF Abraham Almonte to roster;

Option LHP Shawn Morimando to AAA Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the 2016 Major League roster:
 
Reinstated OF Abraham Almonte (#35) from the Restricted List.
 
Optioned LHP Shawn Morimando to AAA Columbus. 
 
Transferred OF Michael Brantley from the 15-day to the 60-day Disabled List.
 
Almonte spent the first 80 games of the 2016 season on the Restricted List after being suspended on February 26 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He worked out in extended spring during March and the first several months of the season before beginning a rehabilitation assignment on June 22 in AAA Columbus. During his 7-game stint he hit safely in every contest, batting .444 (12-27) with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI and 6 runs scored (.545/.704/1.249).