The Indians have announced their lineup for the last game of their series with the White Sox this afternoon at 1:05.
Notably, Matt LaPorta will have the day off, with Carlos Santana playing first base and Lou Marson behind the plate for Marson's first action of the year.
Here is a look at the complete lineup:
1) Michael Brantley (L) CF
2) Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3) Shin-Soo Choo (L) RF
4) Carlos Santana (S) 1B
5) Travis Hafner (L) DH
6) Orlando Cabrera (R) 2B
7) Travis Buck (L) LF
8) Jack Hannahan (L) 3B
9) Lou Marson (R) C
Chicago's starters have not yet been posted, but that is not really why we are here. Let's let today be all about the Tribe and trying to get that elusive first win, before a day off tomorrow and then welcoming a different set of Sox when Boston comes calling on Tuesday evening for the first game of the season under the lights.
UPDATE -- not going to post the whole Sox' lineup here as Chicago's one through eight are identical to the first two games, but it is worth nothing that old friend Omar Vizquel will bat ninth for the Pale Hose. I wonder how he will feel, looking up at 30,000 empty seats and remembering when...