Wedge unveils Opening Day lineup
Tribe manager has versatile roster as season begins
HOUSTON -- Before the Tribe's penultimate spring exhibition game Friday night, manager Eric Wedge revealed his Opening Day lineup for Monday's game against Kevin Millwood and the Rangers.Now, knowing the complexion of this Indians' club and Wedge's history of mixing and matching over the course of a season, it's probably not a lineup worth committing to memory for the next six months. Consider that last year the Indians were one of only eight teams that didn't use the same lineup more than five times, according to STATS LLC. Wedge used 145 lineups in 2003, 114 in '04, 111 in '05, 112 in '06, 117 in '07 and 136 last year.
Regardless, this is this lineup that will back left-hander Cliff Lee on Monday:
1. CF Grady Sizemore
2. 3B Mark DeRosa
3. 1B Victor Martinez
4. DH Travis Hafner
5. SS Jhonny Peralta
6. RF Shin-Soo Choo
7. C Kelly Shoppach
8. LF Ben Francisco
9. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.