Swisher makes spring debut, Lindor HRs for Indians

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm •  Published: March 2, 2014


Indians: Infielder Jose Ramirez (thumb surgery) will be eligible to get into a game on Tuesday. . Pitcher Frank Herrmann (right elbow reconstruction) was scheduled to throw a simulated game on Sunday. . First baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair (left wrist debridement) is progressing and is expected to play this spring.

Mariners: Third baseman Kyle Seager was given a few days off after jamming his right index finger sliding into third base during Seattle's opener Thursday. ... Taijuan Walker rested his sore shoulder. . Iwakuma is not expected to throw for at least three more weeks and both he and Walker are candidates to open the regular season on the disabled list.


Carlos Santana is battling with Lonnie Chisenhall to be the Indians' third baseman while still adjusting to the position, and in the first inning, he threw a ball wide of first base on a Corey Hart grounder, allowing Hart to reach safely on the error. It was the first ball hit to Santana this spring.

"I think coming out of his glove, he just didn't have it," Francona said.


Logan Bawcom, making his first appearance of the spring, gave up the Mariners' first home run of the Cactus League season on Lindor's three-run homer.


Justin Masterson was originally supposed to pitch against Seattle, but because of Saturday's rainout, was instead scheduled to throw a simulated game, along with Austin Adams, Frank Herrmann and Mike Zagurski.