Bourn to DL among Indians roster moves

Mar 16, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (24) runs to third base in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — With Michael Bourn still working his way back from a hamstring injury, the Indians will place the center fielder on the disabled list. That move helped bring some clarity to some other roster questions.

Nyjer Morgan will be on the Opening Day roster next Monday at Oakland after impressing the organization with the way he went about things during spring training. Morgan was a non-roster invitee, meaning he will be signed to the Major League roster.

Lonnie Chisenhall was also informed that he has made it as well but no decision has been made on who will be the Opening Day third baseman. Over the weekend, Carlos Santana saw time at third, designated hitter and catcher. When Santana played third in last Friday’s game against the Rockies, Chisenhall was the designated hitter.

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Pitchers Trevor Bauer and C.C. Lee have been optioned to Triple-A Columbus while infiielders David Cooper and Bryan LaHair have been re-assigned to the minor league camp.

Infielder Justin Sellers remains on the roster but he is expected to begin the season in Columbus.

With the moves, the Indians are expected to have 12 position players and 13 pitchers make up their 25-man roster for the opener.