Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays finalized their rosters for Wednesday's American League wild card game, and the Indians will carry 11 pitchers into their matchup at Progressive Field.
The Rays, meanwhile, will bring just nine pitchers into the game, leaving off starters David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Roberto Hernandez, and boasts three catchers: Jose Molina, Jose Lobaton and Chris Gimenez.
Alex Cobb will start the game on the mound for the Rays.
Other surprises include just four infielders (including jack-of-all-trades Ben Zobrist but not including outfielders Kelly Johnson and Sean Rodriguez, who could play infield) and that outfielder Kevin Kiermaier made the roster, and outfielder/designated hitter Luke Scott was left off. Delmon Young is the Tampa Bay designated hitter.
The infielders are Yunel Escobar, James Loney, Evan Longoria and Zobrist. The eight outfielders are David DeJesus, Sam Fuld, Desmond Jennings, Kelly Johnson, Matt Joyce, Kiermaier, Wil Myers and Sean Rodriguez.
The pitchers are Cobb, Chris Archer, Jake McGee, Matt Moore, Joel Peralta, Fernando Rodney, Alex Torres, Jamey Wright and Wesley Wright.
Rookie right-hander Danny Salazar is slated to start the contest for Cleveland and will be joined by fellow rotation members Corey Kluber and Scott Kazmir.
Justin Masterson, who moved to the bullpen late in the season after going 14-10 in 29 starts, joins fellow right-handers Cody Allen, Joe Smith, Matt Albers, Bryan Shaw and Chris Perez, along with lefties Marc Rzepczynski and Rich Hill as the Tribe's relievers against the Rays.
Wednesday's infield consists of six players, including first baseman Nick Swisher, All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and utilitymen Mike Aviles and Jose Ramirez.
Michael Brantley, Michael Bourn, Drew Stubbs, Matt Carson and Ryan Raburn make up Cleveland's outfield, while Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana are the catchers and Jason Giambi is the designated hitter.