The Indians made several moves on Sunday to set their 25-man roster for Monday night's season opener against the A's in Oakland.
Cleveland purchased the contracts of right-hander Scott Atchison, designated hitter Jason Giambi and outfielder Nyjer Morgan from Triple-A Columbus, placing Giambi on the 15-day disabled list with a rib fracture, retroactive to March 21. Outfielder Michael Bourn also went on the DL with a left hamstring strain.
Both Bourn and Giambi will be eligible to return on Saturday, although manager Terry Francona said on Friday that Bourn likely will need longer. The speedy center fielder tweaked his hamstring on March 16 and just recently resumed running the bases.
Atchison and Morgan both were signed to Minor League contracts this winter and were able to earn spots on the club.
The Indians will begin the season carrying 13 pitchers and 12 position players, with the roster breakdown as follows:
Catchers: Yan Gomes.