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Who Will Earn the Right to Be in the Cleveland Indians Rotation Come Opening Day?

As the Cleveland Indians begin their spring training workouts in Goodyear, Arizona, there is still plenty of faith that this team has one of the better pitching staffs in the American League.

It’s that starting five and the depth the team has that should keep this team in the conversation when it comes to being a playoff contender in 2020.

The club had so much depth that they were confident that they could trade Trevor Bauer before the trade deadline a year ago, and this offseason deal two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers.

The Indians are one of the few teams in baseball that can boast they have more than five starters that could be in the starting rotation, and how those five pitchers that will be in the rotation will play out will be a fun story line to watch this spring.

Today we take a look at these pitchers, and give our input on who we think before the first full-squad workout or Cactus League game takes place will be the starting five for the Tribe come March 26th when the team plays their first regular season game in 2020.

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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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