Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:05 PM (WKYC)
Cleveland: Jeremy Sowers
Kansas City: Luke Hudson
All four of Kansas City's starters this series weren't in the organization at the end of last season, and only Hudson attended the Royals' Spring Training.
A little closer to home:
Optioned RHP Jeremy Guthrie to Buffalo (AAA)
Recalled RHP Andrew Brown from Buffalo (AAA)
Thus capping off the last three days' worth of transactions. Brown has been wildly effective as a reliever with the Bisons, something that doesn't bode well for the majors; he's struck out 51 in 60 innings, but has walked 33. When he does throw strikes, he's getting outs: opposing batters are hitting .231/.335/.326 against him.
Guthrie returns to Buffalo, a move that was planned ahead of time. Jeremy couldn't spot his fastball at all in his first MLB start, walking 6 Royals and having to leave the game in the fifth inning.
The Indians are moving Trevor Crowe to second base starting on Tuesday:
The Indians have a big hole at second base, but even if Crowe makes the switch, it's unlikely he'd compete for the big-league job next year.