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Indians Make Roster Moves, Lewis the 5th Starter?

March 24, 2009
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This morning the Indians optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and C Wyatt Toregas to Triple-A Columbus and reassigned RHP Greg Aquino, INF Michael Aubrey, OF Michael Brantley, OF Matt LaPorta, and RHP Kirk Saarloos to minor league camp. Currently there are 37 players in Major League camp.

Also, with Sowers being optioned out, it is a two-dog race for the 5th starter spot now between Scott Lewis and Aaron Laffey. And according to this report from the Akron Beacon Journal, Scott Lewis may have already won the job:

Shapiro didn't give clues as to who will be the No. 5 starter, but he said only glowing things about Lewis, who seems to have won the competition.

''Lewis has been the most consistent pitcher of the group,'' he said. ''He's pounding the strike zone with his fastball and throwing his breaking pitch for strikes. His game is fastball command, and that's what he's shown down here.''

So when will Wedge and Shapiro announce the winner?

''It's going to be sooner rather than later,'' he said.

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