As Opening Day approaches, teams will be making tough roster decisions involving their veteran players. Some of these decisions pertain to Article XX(B) free agents who have their opt-out date on Tuesday, though other players have opt-outs today or later this week. We’ll keep track of the players who make the big league roster cut here:
- The Indians announced that veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd has made the team. The move guarantees Byrd $1MM in base salary. Byrd signed his minor league deal with Cleveland just last week, and his addition will add some power (especially against left-handed pitching) to the Tribe’s unsettled outfield situation.
- The Nationals will put right-hander Matt Belisle on the 25-man roster, manager Dusty Baker told MLB.com’s William Ladson. Though Belisle was an Article XX(B) player, his opt-out date was actually yesterday. Making the Nats roster will earn Belisle a $1.25MM base salary in 2016, as per the terms of the minor league deal he signed with Washington last month.