Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League and 40-man rosters:
Selected the contracts of OF BRANDON BARNES (#0) and INF ADAM ROSALES (#32) from AAA Columbus.
Transferred OF TYLER NAQUIN from the 10-day Disabled List to the 60-day Disabled List.
Recalled RHP JAMES HOYT (right knee inflammation) from AAA Columbus and placed him on the 60-day Disabled List.
Barnes, 32, spent the entire Minor League season with Columbus, batting .273 (136-for-498) with 39 doubles, 2 triples, 14 home runs and 81 RBI in 132 games. He led the International League in doubles and finished tied for first in runs (75), second in RBI, third in total bases (221), fourth in steals (19), fifth in hits and eighth in OPS (.791). The Midseason and Postseason I.L. All-Star appeared at all three outfield positions (55 games CF, 40 LF, 25 RF) and batted .310 (39-for-126) against left-handed pitching with a .951 OPS. He also batted .312 (68-for-218) with runners on and .313 (42-for-143) with RISP. Brandon was a non-roster invitee last spring after signing as a free agent last November. This will mark his first appearance in the Majors since July 24, 2016 with Colorado.
Rosales, 35, also spent the entire season in Columbus, batting .239 (91-for-380) with 22 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 114 games. He also scored 52 runs and stole 3 bases while appearing at games at all four infield positions (36 games 2B, 32 1B, 28 3B, 9 SS). He finished tied for seventh in the International League in homers and ninth in slugging pct. (.445). He batted .290 (27-for-93) for the year with runners in scoring position. The Chicago, IL native was signed as a free agent on March 27 after being released by Philadelphia at the conclusion of Spring Training.
The Major League roster consists of 31 players.