The Indians have announced a pair of notable roster decisions, as MLB.com's Mandy Bell was among those to cover ( Twitter links ). Hanley Ramirez has been informed on the roster, while star shortstop Francisco Lindor will start the year on the 10-day injured list.
Neither of these moves represents much of a surprise, but they're still notable. Ramirez will earn a $ 1MM rate in the big leagues under his minors deal, which also includes incentives ̵
Lindor was already a candidate to open the year on ice owing to a calf strain, but he'll now need treatment on another lower-leg ailment as well. The club says that the shortstop suffered an "acute ankle sprain" in a baserunning mishap yesterday. It's a "mild to moderate" sprain, Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer tweets . His precise timeline is not yet known.