The Indians designated pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment on Tuesday. The transaction was necessitated after the team signed first baseman Casey Kotchman earlier in the month.
De La Cruz never appeared at the Major League level, but was 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 23 games with Double-A Akron last season.
Pitchers and catchers report on to Goodyear next Monday. The first workout will take place on next Wednesday, February 22nd.