As speculated Sunday, this is what the Indians’ 25-man roster is expected to look like on Opening Day, with the appropriate asterisks where they’re needed:
Starters (5): Jake Westbrook, Fausto Carmona, Justin Masterson, David Huff*, Mitch Talbot
Relievers (7): Chris Perez, Rafael Perez, Tony Sipp, Aaron Laffey, Joe Smith, Lewis, Wright**.
Catchers (2): Lou Marson, Mike Redmond.
Infielders (6): Matt LaPorta, Luis Valbuena, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta, Andy Marte, Mark Grudzielanek**.
Outfielders (4): Grady Sizemore, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Brantley, Austin Kearns**.
Designated Hitter (1): Travis Hafner.
*Pitching today against the White Sox to lock down the final opening in the rotation.
**Must get through the final four days of camp healthy before contract is purchased.
1B Russell Branyan, closer Kerry Wood, Rule 5 reliever Hector Ambriz and right-hander Anthony Reyes (60-day) will all open the season on the disabled list.