Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Monday that he might bat Asdrubal Cabrera second this season.
The idea would be to split up left-handed hitters Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis. "Cabrera is certainly a candidate for something like that," Francona said. "Just because we want to split it up and balance the lineup." Cabrera spent most of his time in the two-hole last season (88 starts) but also batted third often (52 starts).