GOODYEAR, Ariz.: One of the Indians' most popular players, Kenny Lofton, will visit spring training next Wednesday to begin a week's stay as a guest instructor.
In addition to working with the outfielders in camp, he will give players tips on baserunning. During the regular season, Lofton will serve as alumni ambassador for two weekends at Progressive Field.
Lofton, 43, spent spent three different stints with the Tribe between 1992 and 2007 and is the franchise leader in stolen bases (452). He also ranks third in runs with 975. Lofton was selected to play in six All-Star Games and won four Gold Gloves.
The Tribe has added another non-roster invitee to camp, catcher Chun Chen, who has spent three seasons at Lake County and Kinston. The Taiwan native began last year with the Captains and batted .312 in 218 at-bats before being promoted to Kinston, where he hit .320 in 172 at-bats.
Baseball America rates him as the 22nd best prospect in Cleveland's farm system.