Cleveland Indians outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher is making progress in his rehab from surgeries on both knees.



Swisher was able to run the bases for the first time this week. Indians manager Terry Francona said it wasn't the last step, but it was a big step for Swisher.



Francona recently raved about the progress of outfielder Brandon Moss and how he was able to decelerate and run the bases. That same kind of ability to decelerate, stop and then go again is what he's looking for with Swisher.



Swisher will eventually start to run through live and positional drills. He's still likely a ways away from getting into Cactus League action.



Also, on Moss: Francona said he isn't just passing his tests in his rehab from hip surgery, he's "flying by" them.



Floyd undergoes surgery



Starting pitcher Gavin Floyd underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday to repair a fracture of the olecranon bone in his right elbow, the same procedure he had that ended his 2014 season.



As stated last week, he is likely done for the year. Francona didn't want to out-right say his season was over but said it was a "safe assumption" Floyd would miss "a good portion if not the whole year."



Opening day pitchers set



The Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros have both named their starting pitchers for Opening Day, April 6.



The Indians, obviously, are throwing last year's Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. The Astros will have Dallas Keuchel, a lefty, on the mound.



Roster moves



The Indians this week made the first round of moves around camp.



Pitchers Shawn Armstrong, Charles Brewer and third baseman Giovanny Urshela have been optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Pitchers Cody Anderson, Ryan Merritt and catcher Tony Wolters have been optioned to Double-A Akron. And outfielders Tyler Naquin and Jordan Smith, catcher Jake Lowery and pitcher Will Roberts have been reassigned to Minor League camp.



The Tribe’s Major League spring training roster now stands at 52 players.