Indians, Reds set to open up Cactus League play

Indians, Reds set to open up Cactus League play

(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) – The Cleveland Indians are set to begin Cactus League exhibition play this afternoon at 3:05 pm ET against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark and their lineup has been announced.

The Tribe’s starting lineup does not feature 1B Nick Swisher or 3B/C Carlos Santana, along with a few other everyday players that fans are familiar with, however Indians manager Terry Francona is anxious to watch certain non-roster invites who are battling for jobs in camp.

Right-hander Trevor Bauer will start for the Indians and pitch one inning. Bauer will be followed by veteran righty Aaron Harang.

The Cincinnati Reds start right-hander Alfredo Simon.

Here are the lineups for today’s Cactus League opener between the Indians and Reds.


1. Nyjer Morgan CF

2. Asdrubal Cabrera SS

3. Jason Kipnis 2B

4. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B

5. Ryan Raburn LF

6. Yan Gomes C

7. Jeff Francoeur RF

8. David Cooper 1B

9. David Adams DH



1. Billy Hamilton CF

2. Brandon Phillips 2B

3. Joey Votto 1B

4. Jay Bruce RF

5. Ryan Ludwick LF

6. Todd Frazier 3B

7. Zack Cozart SS

8. Devin Mesoraco C

9. Brayan Pena DH

Both teams are opening up their Cactus League exhibition schedule on Wednesday afternoon.

- Nick Camino


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