A quick note to say that the Tribe finalized the Opening Day roster today. Jesus Aguilar was optioned to AAA Columbus. Michael Martinez will not make the team but is still in major league camp. That leaves… RHP Austin Adams as the lucky winner of the last roster spot.
Alex did a nice little analysis of these three players the other day. He thought the final spot would go to Martinez, while I’ve been in the Aguilar camp for a while. Turns out we were both wrong. The Indians also announced that Zach Walters will start the season on the DL with an oblique injury. It seems unlikely that the Indians would carry 13 pitchers for the entire season, and with both Swisher and Walters starting the season on the DL, and guys like Aguilar, Lindor, it seems more likely that the 25th slot on the roster may be attached to a revolving door.
What do you think? Was Austin Adams the right choice?