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3/11/2013 1:37 P.M. ET

Indians Make Roster Reductions

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League spring training roster:

Selected the contract of LHP RICH HILL from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, adding him to the 40-man roster.

Placed RHP BLAKE WOOD (right elbow rehab) on the 60-day Disabled List.

Optioned OF TIM FEDROFF, RHP TREY HALEY, LHP TJ HOUSE, RHP CHEN-CHANG LEE and RHP DANNY SALAZAR to Triple-A Columbus.

Re-assigned non-roster invitees INF MATT LaPORTA, RHP FERNANDO NIEVE and CA ROBERTO PEREZ to Minor League camp.

Granted the unconditional release of OF BEN FRANCISCO.

With today's nine-player reduction the current Major League spring training roster now stands at 51 players (26 pitchers/5 catchers/13 infielders/7 outfielders).

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