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Indians lineup and pitchers for Wednesday' Cactus League opener announced

The starting nine and all eight pitchers who're slated to pitch on Wednesday...

Rob Tringali

The Indians have announced their starting lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League opener (which will reportedly be broadcast on STO and WTAM in the Cleveland area (3:00 ET), as well as on the MLB Network for a national audience (tape-delayed to 5:00 ET).

Wednesday's lineup (passed along courtesy of's Jordan Bastian):

1) Nyjer Morgan (CF)

2) Asdrubal Cabrera (SS)

3) Jason Kipnis (2B)

4) Lonnie Chisenhall (3B)

5) Ryan Raburn (LF)

6) Yan Gomes (C)

7) Jeff Francoeur (RF)

8) David Cooper (1B)

9) David Adams (DH)

Don't fret if that doesn't look like your ideal version of the lineup, as none of those guys will play longer than 4 or 5 innings, and by the end of the game more than 20 players will have batted for the Tribe. Morgan, Francoeur, and Cooper aren't expected by most to make the 25-man roster, and Chisenhall has some competition for the third-base job, so they're probably worth keeping a closer eye on.

Trevor Bauer will start, and reportedly only throw one inning. He will be followed by Aaron Harang, Nick Hagadone, Colt Hynes, T.J. House, C.C. Lee, J.C. Ramirez, and Preston Guilmet. Bauer and Harang are each fighting for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Hagadone, Hynes, House, Lee, and Guilmet are each on the 40-man roster, with Hagadone, Hynes, and Lee all holding a reasonable shot at making the 25-man roster for Opening Day, while Ramirez is a non-roster invitee.

Justin Masterson will start Thursday's game, in which Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and a handful of relievers will also make their first appearance.

We'll have a game thread open on Wednesday, how nice is it to know there will be baseball in just over 24 hours?!