Swisher to see first Cactus League action as Indians host Mariners

Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will see his first at-bats of the spring today.

Spring Training Game 4 — Mariners at Indians, 3:05 p.m.

After being rained out on Saturday, the Indians are back at it today when they host the Mariners at Goodyear Ballpark. It is also the first game with the projected lineup playing. Nick Swisher will see his first at-bats of the spring today.

The lineup:

Michael Bourn CF

Nick Swisher 1B

Jason Kipnis 2B

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Carlos Santana 3B

Michael Brantley LF

Asdrubal Cabrera SS

Lonnie Chisenhall DH

Yan Gomes C

David Murphy RF

On the mound

The same rotation that was supposed to go yesterday against the White Sox will go today, including two of the candidates for the fifth and final spot in the starting rotation.

Aaron Harang gets the start and makes his second appearance of the spring. He pitched a scoreless second inning against the Reds in the Cactus League opener on Wednesday. Trevor Bauer will pitch the second inning after he got the start on Wednesday. He walked the first two batters before settling down and getting out of the inning.

The other pitchers scheduled to go are Nick Hagadone, Colt Hynes, Bryan Shaw, Preston Guilmet and Travis Banwart. Shaw and Banwart will be making their first appearances of the spring.

Due to the rainout, Justin Masterson, Austin Adams, Frank Herrmann and Mike Zagurski threw in a simulated game at the complex this morning.


Numbers of the Day

9: Miles from Goodyear to Phoenix International Raceway, which has a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race today. By the way, that race airs on Fox with the green flag scheduled to drop at 3:15 p.m.

10: Plate appearance for Nyjer Morgan, which is the most on the team. He is batting .250 (2 for 8) but has also drawn two walks in the lead-off spot.

About the Mariners

Seattle is 3-0 in Cactus League play for the first time since 1994. … Second baseman Robinson Cano, who was the biggest signing of the offseason, is 3 for 4 in two games (all singles) and has reached base in all but one of his five plate appearances. … First baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison, who was acquired from Miami, is 4 of 5 but is not on the travel roster for today’s game. … Randy Wolf gets the start on the mound. This is his first game since Sept. 22, 2012 when he started for the Orioles against the Red Sox. Wolf did not pitch last season as he was recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

Up Next

The Indians face Texas at Surprise, Ariz., tomorrow at 3:05 p.m. Corey Kluber is slated to get the start.