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Opening Day lineup revealed

Eric Wedge confirms this is how it will look Monday against Kevin Millwood and the Rangers:

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
LHP Cliff Lee

UPDATE: For Wedge’s thoughts on lineup construction, check out this story.

Opening Day roster (essentially) set

No roster move was made with regard to the pitching staff, but Vinnie Chulk will be reassigned to Columbus. Right-hander Matt Herges, catcher Damaso Espino, and infielders Andy Marte, Wilson Valdez and Tony Graffanino will also be reassigned to Columbus, but all those guys will first make the trip with the Indians to Houston for the last two exhibition games this weekend. Ed Mujica will be designated for assignment.

The Indians’ 25-man roster, in case you lost track, will look like this on April 6:

Catchers: Victor Martinez, Kelly Shoppach

Infielders: Josh Barfield, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jamey Carroll, Mark DeRosa, Ryan Garko, Travis Hafner, Jhonny Peralta

Outfielders: Shin-Soo Choo, Trevor Crowe, Ben Francisco, Grady Sizemore

Starting pitchers: Cliff Lee, Fausto Carmona, Carl Pavano, Scott Lewis, Anthony Reyes

Relievers: Rafael Betancourt, Zach Jackson, Masa Kobayashi, Jensen Lewis, Rafael Perez, Joe Smith, Kerry Wood

DL: David Dellucci, Jake Westbrook