Spring Training: Indians Option Phelps, Re-Assign Crowe

The countdown to Opening Day stands at ’14’ and the Cleveland Indians are preparing to return home.

Alas, their latest transactions involve optioning right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister and second baseman Cord Phelps to their Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers. In addition, pitcher Chen-Chang Lee and outfielder Trevor Crowe have been re-assigned to minor league camp.

The Cleveland Indians roster stands at 46. With only 31 players presently on the 40-man roster, nine of the remaining 15 non-roster invites are looking at a spot with the team.

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  • Harv 21

    Guess that’s probably it for Crowe here. If you can’t crack a back up spot in this OF at age 28 not sure when you could. Hopefully he was one of the last of the Tribe’s bungled first round picks for a while.

  • Hypno_Toad

    Crowe had a good spring. I’ve heard interviews with him and he seems like a good kid and a hard worker. Let’s hope he bounces back nicely from the injury. We could use the outfield depth.

  • Natedawg86

    Cmon Canzler…

  • Garry_Owen

    Best move for Phelps.