Red Sox, Indians ALDS Rosters: No Boston Surprises; Cleveland Carries Three Catchers


The Cleveland Indians released their playoff roster Wednesday afternoon, and the Boston Red Sox followed suit Thursday morning ahead of their American League Division Series.

For the Red Sox, there aren’t really any surprises. Manager John Farrell revealed earlier in the week that left-handed reliever Robby Scott was being sent back to Fort Myers, while it was likely Drew Pomeranz would make the roster. Pomeranz pitched well out of the bullpen in the final week of the season and likely will serve in the same role for at least the ALDS.

There was a bit more uncertainty on the Cleveland side. There was some question whether pitcher Danny Salazar, who’s dealing with a forearm issue, would make the roster and be used out of the bullpen. That won’t be the case, however, as he was left off the roster.

Catcher Yan Gomes, who returned from the disabled list in the final weekend of the regular season, did make the roster, although the Indians will carry three catchers as an insurance plan. Primarily a catcher, Chris Gimenez does give the Indians a little bit of position versatility, though, as he also played some first base and third base this season.

Here are the rosters for both clubs.

Pitchers (11)
Matt Barnes, Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robbie Ross Jr., Koji Uehara, Brad Ziegler

Catchers (2)
Sandy Leon, Christian Vazquez

Infielders (8)
Xander Bogaerts, Marco Hernandez, Aaron Hill, Brock Holt, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw

Outfielders (4)
Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Chris Young

Pitchers (11)
Cody Allen, Cody Anderson, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger, Corey Kluber, Jeff Manship, Zach McAllister, Andrew Miller, Dan Otero, Bryan Shaw, Josh Tomlin

Catchers (3)
Chris Gimenez, Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez

Infielders (6)
Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Michael Martinez, Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez, Carlos Santana

Outfielders (5)
Lonnie Chisenhall, Coco Crisp, Rajai Davis, Brandon Guyer, Tyler Naquin

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