The Cleveland Indians’ pitching staff might need a big shakeup, but it’s the outfield that’s getting the immediate attention.
With Michael Bourn out with stitches on his finger (he suffered the injury Sunday), there’s some roster juggling going on.
Drew Stubbs will take over for things in center while Nick Swisher or Ryan Raburn will play right. Rayburn started in right Tuesday night and went 1-for-2 in the Tribe’s 7-2 loss to the Red Sox.
Swisher played first Tuesday with Mark Reynolds at DH. If Swisher moves to right, Reynolds could play first with Jason Giambi at DH.
It appears Bourn will head to the DL later this week, probably to make room for Scott Kazmir to make his first start of the season.
Here’s what manager Terry Francona told the Plain Dealer about Kazmir:
“We fully expect Kazmir to be ready to start for us Saturday (in Houston).”
Kazmir pitched five scoreless innings Monday. Looks like he’s ready for Saturday.
– Rick Green