Kearns, Wellemeyer to break camp with big league clubs

Major League Baseball

Austin Kearns; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Lexington native Austin Kearns and Louisville native Todd Wellemeyer, who signed Minor League contracts with the Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants this offseason, will both be included on their respective team’s 25 man roster when Spring Training ends. Kearns, who was competing for the starting left field job with the Indians, will serve as the teams fourth outfielder and should see plenty of work as a right-handed substitute in a lefty-heavy lineup, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports. Wellemeyer will break camp as the Giants’ fifth starter after beating top prospect Madison Bumgarner for the job, although Giants manager Bruce Bochy hasn’t officially named him the winner, Chris Hart of MLB.com reports.

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