The Cleveland Indians have informed Billy Hamilton that he won't make the team's roster.

The club will try to trade Hamilton, who signed a Minor League contract last month and has been at Major League training camp.

"We just felt, out of respect to Billy, because of being the veteran he is and being the really good veteran that he is, we didn't think it was right to ask him to get on a bus and back up guys if we knew he wasn't gonna be on the team." Terry Francona said.