This is the February 18, 2013 news archive. View today's AL Central rumors and news.
AL Central News and Rumors
Smyly brings big league know-how in bid for rotationMLB.com Updated Feb 18, 2013Drew Smyly, 23, has seen his world change since he surprised the Tigers and won a spot out of Spring Training last season. As spring begins anew, he is in the same spot -- fighting for a rotation spot as an outsider.Share Tweet
Leyland likes Hunter for No. 2 spot in lineupTigers manager Jim Leyland isn't ready to finalize an order quite yet, but he ended speculation that Torii Hunter could move down to the middle of the lineup.Share Tweet
Asdrubal could follow Bourn in No. 2 spotThe Indians filled the hole atop their lineup when they signed Michael Bourn last week. Cleveland has its leadoff man, but the team is still sorting out the second spot in the order. On Monday, Indians manager Terry Francona said All-Star shortstop Asdr…Share TweetJake Peavy, who re-signed with the White Sox in October, left behind what promised to be more lucrative offers on the free-agent market to stay at a place where he felt he belonged.Share Tweet
BBTN Special: Indians CampFeb 18Jon Sciambi, Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian report from Indians spring training.
Francona Happy To Be BackFeb 18Terry Francona reminisces about last year's spring training with ESPN, explains why he's excited to manage again and what Michael Bourn can bring to the Indians.