In his previous two springs as the Indians manager, Terry Francona announced his Opening Day roster several days before the end of camp. Francona will likely follow the same approach for this year's round of roster decisions.

"The sooner, the better -- always," Francona said on Monday. "In fact, we just told the guys out there this morning that I know we're getting to that part of Spring Training where they have some anxiety. The guys that are starting to hang around now, you've sent down the younger kids for the most part, and guys are starting to feel it. They see guys -- next week, especially -- packing. The signs go up about Cleveland, [Triple-A] Columbus.
"This is the way they make their living, man. We get it. So we told them that we would try to let them know as quickly as we can."