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Indians vs. Giants: Pregame blog and notes

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 18, 2014

It sounds as if right-hander Carlos Carrasco will be making the Indians 25-man roster out of spring training, either by claiming the last remaining spot in the rotation or as a member of the bullpen."His stuff is top-of-the-rotation stuff," Tribe manager Terry Francona said. Carrasco is out of minor league options, which magnifies that comment.

The Indians have re-signed right-hander Adam Miller, who was plagued by finger problems in his previous stint with the Tribe, to a minor league contract. A former top prospect in the organization, Miller was in camp on a tryout. Miller's Twitter handle is @thafinger28

Francona on Grady Sizemore's comeback attempt with the Boston Red Sox: "He looked like he was going to be one of the faces of baseball. Unfortunately his knees didn't cooperate."

Right fielder Ryan Raburn returned following the birth of his daughter, Raelyn Grace, in Tampa on Thursday. Raburn said he got to the hospital 20 minutes before his daughter was delivered.

He will be the Indians' designated hitter Wednesday against the Oakland A's, Francona said, then will likely play in a minor league game on the Tribe's day off Thursday.

Tyler Holt, who was hurt sliding in the left field corner on the Reds' game-winning double Monday against the Indians, is day-to-day with an upper back and neck strain.

Game: 10:05 p.m. EDT at Goodyear Ballpark

GIANTS

Gregor Blanco CF

Tyler Colvin DH

Brandon Belt 1B

Hunter Pence RF

Pablo Sandoval 3B

Hector Sanchez C

Juan Perez LF

Brandon Crawford SS

Brandon Hicks 2B

Ryan Vogelson P\

INDIANS

Asdrubal Cabrera SS

Nick Swisher 1B

Jason Kipnis 2B

Carlos Santana 3B

Michael Brantley LF

Yan Gomes C

Bryan LaHair DH

Jeff Francoeur RF

Nyjer Morgan CF

Zach McAllister P

Pitchers scheduled to follow McAllister: Vinnie Pestano, Blake Wood, C.C. Lee, Scott Atchison
 

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