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Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher to see first spring action

Say hello to Wednesday's DH . . .

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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.


Lets Go Tribe | Lukehart | Pluto | Bastian

Tribe News

Healthy Kipnis ready to go |

Last season's oblique issues plagued Kipnis more than originally led on, and now Kipnis is healthy and ready to regain his 2013 form.

Swisher slated to see first spring action |

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."

AL Outfield Rankings | Fangraphs

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.

Mark Shapiro shows off Progressive Field renovations |

Looking good and holy smokes would my son love that slide.  Will it all be done by opening day though?

MLB News

Average salaries top $4 million |

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.

Nationals' Rendon knee is still a mystery | Washington Post

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?

Phillies will sell hard liquor at park this year | HardBall Talk

This can only end well.