The Cleveland Indians have announced their Opening Day lineup. MLB.com's Jordan Bastian tweeted the news:
Opening Day Tribe 9: Brantley CF, Cabrera SS, Choo RF, Santana C, Hafner DH, Duncan LF, Kotchman 1B, Kipnis 2B, Hannahan 3B. Masterson SP.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 5, 2012
Bastian also tweeted out the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup:
Blue Jays OD lineup: Escobar SS, Johnson 2B, Lawrie 3B, Bautista RF, Lind 1B, Encarnacion DH, Thames LF, Arencibia C, Rasmus CF. Romero SP.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 5, 2012
Last season Jose Bautista hit .302 with a .447 on-base percentage, just .001 behind MLB-leading Miguel Cabrera's .448. Adam Lind, batting fifth, had a breakout season in 2009, hitting .305 and crushing 35 home runs. The past two seasons, however, he has hit .237 and .251 and had a sub-.300 OBP.