Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 2/12/13
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets this morning that the Indians plan to use Bourn, Stubbs and Brantley. This is a bit of a reversal from last night when Heyman thought the Indians might look to trade either Stubbs or Brantley- “#indians plan is for swisher to play 1B (& some OF), reynolds to DH (& some 1B/3B). not “looking to move” stubbs/brantley” Bourn, Stubbs and Brantley have all spent a big part of their MLB careers in centerfield. There was reason to believe that the Indians might try to move Stubbs, who is the youngest and probably the odd man out when Swisher plays the outfield. Stubbs was part of the trade that brought Trevor Bauer from the Reds in exchange for Shin Soo Choo. The Indians will instead go with a platoon of sorts in the outfield, with Swisher playing some first base and potentially some DH as well. As has been written, the signing gives manager Terry Francona tremendous flexibility with his line-up. Things could of course change if the team struggles out of the gate. Bourn’s contract is team friendly at $7 million for the first season. [Related: Miguel Montero on Trevor Bauer: “Good Luck to Carlos Santana”]
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