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• Veteran catcher Matt Treanor's left hamstring strain will force him to miss the start of the regular season. Treanor, who is in camp as a non-roster invitee, has let Cleveland know that he is willing to accept a Minor League assignment. Antonetti indicated that Treanor would likely open the year on the Triple-A disabled list.

"It means a lot to me that this team would commit to me to getting healthy," Treanor said. "I've been to a lot of camps with a number of teams. This is as solid as it gets. The group of guys, the people you have in camp, including the staff, this has been a blessing to be able to come back and play for a club like this. I couldn't have asked for a better place, really."

• The Indians are still working through their decision on the final spot in the rotation. Right-handers Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin, Aaron Harang and Trevor Bauer remain in camp as candidates for that job. Antonetti said that he will meet with the coaching staff and front office on Sunday morning to continue discussions about that role.

"Hopefully we get a little more clarity, at least on some of the decisions after that [meeting]," Antonetti said. "But there's still the possibility that we may not have the final roster set after [Sunday], because there's some fluid situations with injuries and where guys are."

• The Indians are closely monitoring the progress of Bourn, who is working his way back from a mild left hamstring strain. Bourn has been playing catch for the past few days and took part in hitting drills on Saturday. Francona noted that Bourn has also resumed some running activities.

"He's progressively getting stronger and more aggressive," Francona said.

• Giambi is still nursing a broken rib in his right side. Antonetti said Saturday that Giambi will probably not be on the active roster come Opening Day. By Tuesday, Cleveland must decide whether to add Giambi to the active roster, enabling the club to place him on the Major League disabled list. If not on the active roster, Giambi would be eligible for a $100,000 retention bonus should he agree to remain in Minor League camp.

• Francona has used switch-hitting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera as the Tribe's leadoff hitter in a handful of games this spring. The manager said on Saturday that he was not considering Cabrera as replacement for Bourn atop the order, if the center fielder's hamstring injury lingers. Francona said he has simply been trying to give Cabrera as many at-bats as possible.

• Indians infielder David Adams, who was signed to a Major League contract over the offseason, was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Saturday. Adams hit .281 with one double and four RBIs in 17 games for Cleveland this spring.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.