Indians designated LHP Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment.
He was cleared to make room for Casey Kotchman on the 40-man roster. De La Cruz had a 4.19 ERA and 95/57 K/BB ratio over 86 innings with Double-A Akron last season. The 23-year-old left-hander has averaged 8.9 K/9 over six seasons in the minors, but his lack of command is holding him back. His future might be in the bullpen.