The Cleveland Indians have added 24-year old lefty starter/reliever Ryan Merritt to the active roster for the A.L.C.S. Merritt came into this season as the Indians’ #22 prospect according to Baseball America. Merritt pitched in 4 games (1 start) in his first taste of the show for the Tribe this year and he was 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP. He gave up only 6 hits and 0 walks while whiffing 6 batters in his first 11 innings in the show for the Indians this year. Merritt also pitched in 24 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 11-8 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Merritt will serve as a second lefty in the pen for the Tribe in this series (Andrew Miller is the other one). To make room on the roster for Merritt, the Tribe has removed 33-year old righty swinging C/1B/3B Chris Gimenez from the A.L.C.S. roster. Gimenez didn’t play in the A.L.D.S. for the Tribe. He played in 68 games for the Indians this year and he was 30 for 139 (.216 avg, .602 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 4 homers and 11 RBI. Gimenez has played in 2 games in the playoffs so far in his career and he is 2 for 8 (.250 avg, .500 OPS) with 1 run scored. Leaving Gimenez off the roster must mean that the Indians are confident that Yan Gomes is all the way back healthy.