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Snyder Move Opens Door to Playoff Roster

2007/08/31

The Indians promoted Brad Snyder from Buffalo and promptly placed him on the Major League 15-Day Disabled List. The move opens the door for someone not currently on the Tribe’s 25-man roster to make the playoff roster.

Major League rules limit eligibility for the playoffs to players on a team’s 25-man roster or Major League DL as of August 31. However, the rules also permit a team to replace an injured player with another player from the team’s 40-man roster when compiling the playoff roster.

By promoting and disabling Snyder, Mark Shapiro retains the option of “replacing” him later with demoted lefties Cliff Lee or Jeremy Sowers, or possibly top prospect Adam Miller, who has been working out of the pen recently in Buffalo.

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