Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/23/14
With Opening Day just days away, the Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes reports that Tribe manager Terry Francona has announced his initial Indians lineup: CF Michael Bourn (L) SS Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 2B Jason Kipnis (L) 1B Nick Swisher (S) LF Michael Brantley (L) C Carlos Santana (S) DH Mark Reynolds (R) 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (L) RF Drew Stubbs (R) The 2013 lineup is varied and versatile. There’s some speed and there’s some power. There’s never a run of lefty or righty hitters and Francona has the switch hitters spread throughout the lineup. It’s quite a different look than the 2012 Opening Day lineup. There’s only four holdovers from 2012 and of those four (Cabrera, Santana, Kipnis and Brantley), only Asdrubal is in the same spot. The Indians open the season this Tuesday, April 2nd against Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 in the Rogers Centre. Justin Masterson will start his second straight season opener for the Indians and will go against former Mets’ knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. [Related: Roster is Set - Any Concerns?]
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