Indians vs. Reds lineups for Cactus League Opener
You may have already been aware of this, but baseball is just around the corner.
The latest sure sign of that wonderful fact?
The Reds and Indians have both listed their lineups for the first spring training game of the season (3:05 p.m. Wednesday on SportsTime Ohio) in Goodyear, Ariz.
Pitcher Alfredo Simon draws the start on the mount for the Reds while Trevor Bauer will toe the rubber first for the Tribe.
Center field phenom Billy Hamilton leads off for the Reds followed by second baseman Brandon Phillips, first baseman Joey Votto, right fielder Jay Bruce, left fielder Ryan Ludwick, third baseman Todd Frazier, shortstop Zack Cozart, catcher Devin Mesoraco and designated hitter Brayan Pena.
Is that the lineup new manager Bryan Price will roll out regularly this season? That remains to be seen.
For the Indians, Terry Francona counters with Nyjer Morgan in center and leading off, Asdrubal Cabrera at shortstop, Jason Kipnis at second, Lonnie Chisenhall playing third base and batting cleanup, Ryan Raburn in left field, Jeff Francoeur in right field, first baseman David Cooper and designated hitter David Adams.
Morgan and Francoeur are spring training invitees on minor league deals.
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