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Indians Announce Lineup for Spring Training Opener Against Reds

Indians fans have been waiting quite awhile for the team to take the field in their first game of the spring, and on Saturday they will take the field in Goodyear, AZ against the Cincinnati Reds.

The team has had an offseason that many did not approve of as the club cut payroll and traded a number of players from the last two AL Central title teams.

With that, the first lineup for Saturday’s game looks a LOT different than what the team rolled out to begin the spring from a year ago.

Here’s the one through nine for the Tribe:

1. Allen CF
2. Bauers 1B
3. Ramirez 3B
4. Naquin RF
5. Joyce DH
6. Luplow LF
7. Perez C
8. Flaherty SS
9. Stamets 2B

Plutko SP

With a spring full of competition, Saturday is the start for many of these players to start to be able to make an impact on Terry Francona and the front office to earn a place on the big league roster as well as the 2019 starting lineup.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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