The Indians are scheduled to play 36 exhibition games next spring, with the opener set for Feb. 22 against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark.
Training camp will end with a March 30 game against the Reds, with whom the Tribe shares Goodyear Ballpark. The two teams are scheduled to play one another five times.
The regular season will begin April 2, with the Indians playing the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The home opener is scheduled for April 8 against the New York Yankees.
Exhibition game tickets will be available at Indians.com, Goodyear Ballpark ticket office, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at Indians Team Shops and Ticketmaster outlets. For information, log onto www.Indians.com/spring or www.Indians.com/boletos.
In the biennial vote for Major League Baseball Players Association officers, Indians starter Justin Masterson has been elected alternate association player representative, joining Carlos Villanueva.
The alternate player rep post ranks one step below the union’s highest elected player position, association player representative, a position held by Curtis Granderson and Jeremy Guthrie.
One other recent Tribe pitcher, Kevin Slowey, was elected as one of two alternate pension committee representatives. Slowey is currently a free agent.
Kudos to Paulino
The Tribe’s Arizona League shortstop, Dorssys Paulino, 18, was named to the nine-player Topps Short Season/Rookie League Team. Paulino batted .355 with 14 doubles, six homers, 30 RBI, an on-base percentage plus slugging percentage of 1.015 and a slugging percentage of .610 in 41 games in Arizona. Late in the season, he was promoted to Mahoning Valley, where he batted .271 with five doubles, one home run and eight RBI in 15 games.
The Indians announced numerous coaching changes for the 2013 season within their minor-league system.
Manager Chris Tremie is moving from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus after leading the Aeros to the 2012 Eastern League title and an 82-59 record. Tremie is entering his eighth season in the Indians organization and spent the past two in Akron. Pitching coach Tony Arnold will follow him to Columbus.
Edwin Rodriguez is moving from Single-A Carolina to become the new manager of the Aeros. Rodriguez, 52, spent last season in Carolina after managing the Florida Marlins for parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Rodriguez started his post-playing career as a scout for the Minnesota Twins before jumping around the minor leagues and is entering his 34th season in baseball. Jim Rickon and Greg Hibbard will come to Akron as the hitting and pitching coaches, respectively.
Adam Everett, entering his second season off the field, will become the infield coordinator. Travis Fryman is being moved to a special assistant role.
Manager David Wallace, 33, is moving from Lake County to Carolina. Scooter Tucker will become the manager of Lake County after spending 2012 as the hitting coach in Carolina. Tucker will be joined by Steve Karsay, who will serve as pitching coach.
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