The Indians will host the Padres today at Goodyear Ballpark, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:05 ET. The game will be available on STO and through MLB.TV.
Corey Kluber will start for the Indians, and is expected to throw 4 innings. This puts him in line to be the Tribe's #2 starter to begin the year, which is not surprising, given that the team has been working Danny Salazar into the mix more slowly than his teammates. In Kluber's last outing he recorded 5 strikeouts while allowing no walks and just 1 hit in 3 innings. Let's hope for more innings like that (today, and all season long).
Kluber is scheduled to be followed by John Axford, Marc Rzepczynski, Josh Outman, C.C. Lee, and Frank Herrmann, each of whom will go for 1 inning.
Today's starting lineup:
1) Elliot Johnson (2B)
2) Nick Swisher (1B)
3) Asdrubal Cabrera (SS)
4) Carlos Santana (3B)
5) Lonnie Chisenhall (DH)
6) Yan Gomes (C)
7) David Murphy (RF)
8) Mike Aviles (LF)
9) Nyjer Morgan (CF)
Other notable news: The Indians have made their first "cuts" of spring training.
Austin Adams, Carlos Moncrief, Jesus Aguilar, T.J. House, Erik Gonzalez, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Jake Lowery, Tyler Naquin, Roberto Perez, Joe Wendle, and Tony Wolters are all finished with MLB training camp for this year (though many of them will remain in Arizona for Minor League spring training, which begins later this week). Those are most of the top prospects who were in camp, and none of them had a real chance of making the 25-man roster, so today's news is not surprising.