The Indians made more roster decisions on Monday as they continue to whittle it down to 25 players by Opening Day on the 31st. The team would like to have in finalized before the leave Goodyear on Thursday.
Michael Bourn, out for the last several games with hamstring tightness, will start the year on the Disabled List. His injury is considered minor though, he could be back with the team by the end of the first week of April. Nyjer Morgan was named to the roster in his place.
Lonnie Chisenhall was informed he will break camp with the big league team. It is not known how much he will play because Carlos Santana has earned time at third as well.
Pitchers Trevor Bauer and CC Lee were optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Bauer had been competing for the fifth starter's job. That job is now down to Josh Tomlin and Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco was slated to pitch Monday, Tomlin on Tuesday.
The Indians also re-assigned infielders David Cooper and Bryan LaHair to Minor League Camp.