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Indians extend non-roster invites to 20 players

February 9, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Now that both Matt Joyce and Alex Wilson have passed their physicals and are officially members of the Indians' organization, Cleveland expects 60 players to arrive at Major League Spring Training camp next week.On top of the team's full 40-man roster, each of whom earns an automatic invite

CLEVELAND -- Now that both Matt Joyce and Alex Wilson have passed their physicals and are officially members of the Indians' organization, Cleveland expects 60 players to arrive at Major League Spring Training camp next week.
On top of the team's full 40-man roster, each of whom earns an automatic invite to camp, the Indians extended non-roster invitations to 20 players, including A.J. Cole, who cleared waivers on Monday after being designated for assignment on Feb. 4. He has been outrighted to Triple-A Columbus. While some players like Joyce, Wilson and Ryan Flaherty have legitimate chances to compete for a Major League roster spot, others will be taking in the opportunity to experience working around the big league club.
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Here is the complete list of the Tribe's current non-roster participants:
Pitchers (10): Shao-Ching Chiang, Cole, Justin Grimm, James Hoyt, Rob Kaminsky, Henry Martinez, R.C. Orlan, Brooks Pounders, Josh Smith and Wilson
Catchers (2): Li-Jen Chu and Dioner Navarro
Infielders (3): Ryan Flaherty, Mike Freeman and Mark Mathias
Outfielders (5): Brandon Barnes, Daniel Johnson, Matt Joyce, Mike Papi and Trayce Thompson
Of this group, Johnson (No. 12) is the only prospect to land on the team's Top 30 Prospects list, according to MLB Pipeline. Johnson was traded to Cleveland along with Jefry Rodriguez in exchange for Yan Gomes on Nov. 30.

Mandy Bell covers the Indians for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter at @MandyBell02.