Lewis, Reyes make Indians rotation

Updated: March 26, 2009, 11:53 AM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Left-hander Scott Lewis and right-hander Anthony Reyes will open the season as the Cleveland Indians' fourth and fifth starters.

Manager Eric Wedge told Lewis Wednesday he won the No. 4 spot in the rotation. Aaron Laffey was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, one day after Jeremy Sowers was sent down.

Reyes will be moved to the fifth spot to give him time off at various points in the season. Reyes was shut down in September with a sore elbow, but has not had discomfort this spring.

Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee lead the rotation, followed by Fausto Carmona, a 19-game winner in 2007, and veteran Carl Pavano, who signed as a free agent.


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