The Indians got to Felix Hernandez early and often yesterday in their 8-6 win over the Mariners. King Felix was knocked around for seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings.
Last season's oblique issues plagued Kipnis more than originally led on, and now Kipnis is healthy and ready to regain his 2013 form.
Swish is scheduled to be the Indians' designated hitter on Wednesday.
"He really thinks he's ready, so that's good," manager Terry Francona said on Tuesday morning. "Since he does, I think being in a regular game can maybe give him a little push, have a little adrenaline, which I think will be good for him."
Michael Brantley comes in at #4, Moss at #16, and Bourn in the 30's. David Murphy and Ryan Raburn have some bulletin board material.
Looking good and holy smokes would my son love that slide. Will it all be done by opening day though?
Turf being installed in home pen and view from bullpen seats pic.twitter.com/uZeVPaQSeQ— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) March 30, 2015
Kid's Clubhouse coming together. pic.twitter.com/Vqnl0uNfuo— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) March 30, 2015
This breaks new ground for baseball and shows the current strength of the game. Clayton Kershaw tops all players with a $31 million salary this year.
The World Series favorites will miss their star third baseman for at least the start of the year, as his knee continues to give him trouble. He's already seen Dr. James Andrews and is seeking a third opinion. Trouble in DC?
This can only end well.