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Pregame blog: Indians vs. White Sox lineup and notes

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 14, 2014

Today at 4:05 p.m. at The Ballpark at Camelback Ranch


Michael Bourn CF

Asdrubal Cabrera DH

Jason Kipnis 2B

Michael Brantley LF

Lonnie Chisenhall 3B

Yan Gomes C

Jeff Francoeur RF

David Adams 1B

Elliot Johnson SS

Josh Tomlin P

Scheduled to follow Tomlin: Mike Zagurski, Bryan Shaw, David Aardsma, Scott Barnes


Adam Eaton CF

Gordon Beckham 2B

Jose Abreu 1B

Leury Garcia RF

Adam Dunn DH

Dayan Viciedo LF

Alexei Ramirez SS

Conor Gillaspie 3B

Josh Phegley C

Dylan Axelrod P

Scheduled to follow Axelrod: Daniel Webb, Jake Petricka, Cody Winiarski


Manager Terry Francona it is not etched in stone, but said the Indians rotation will likely set up this way: Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister, undecided, Danny Salazar

Bryan Price was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Price was acquired in the July 31, 2009 trade with the Red Sox for Victor Martinez. The Indians received Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone and Price in the deal.

"He’s kind of an interesting kid," Francona said of Price. "He comes over from Boston in that high-profile trade. Doesn’t have immediate success, gets sent back to AA. Towards the end of last year started attacking the strike zone, working ahead, goes to winter ball in a closer’s role and really excels.

"Gets put on the roster and comes to camp and I can see why this has happened. He’s got really good stuff. He’s got three major league pitchers. I’m almost glad it happened yesterday, the game sped up on him a little bit and he admitted it. He said, ‘I get it.’ It may happen again. But he understands it, he knows what he has to do. Now he has to go do it and be consistent because there’s no reason he can’t be a solid major league reliever."

Today is one of four more instant replay games for the Indians. The others are Sunday for a split squad game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa and two games against the Reds on Monday and on March 24.


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