Justin Masterson was named the Indians' Opening Day starter for the third consecutive season. Last year, Masterson pitched 6 innings, giving up one run in a 4-1 victory over Toronto. Smith, Pestano and Perez each followed with a scoreless inning that day.
The Indians won yesterday, and that win included a homer by Lonnie Chisenhall (Lonnie! Lonnie! Lonnie!).
Paul Hoynes takes a look at the third base job that Lonnie is trying to win.
Terry Francona states exactly what you'd expect a manager to cliche-ly say: The Indians won't ever bail on Trevor Bauer. I look forward Bauer facing the Los Angeles Angels of Orange County California in spring training of 2033.
Fangraphs surprisingly name-drops former Indians pitcher and current broadcaster Jensen Lewis in this piece about adding a new pitch. It's a pitcher's equivalent of being in the best shape of your life, apparently (which means it's not something we should get too worked up about).
Ervin Santana has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Braves for $14.1 million, which is exactly what the qualifying offer he turned down was for. He firms up a rotation that's been hit by injuries in the last few days.