Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona was named the opening day starter following his spring training debut by manager Manny Acta. 

Carmona went 13-14 with a 3.77 ERA in 210.1 innings last year.  He led the Indians starters in wins, ERA, innings pitched, and games started.  It was his best season since 2007 when he went 19-8 with a 3.06 ERA.  For his career, Carmona has started 118 of the 149 games he has pitched in and has a record of 46-51, with a 4.43 ERA. 

Four of the Indians five rotation spots are expected to be filled by Carmona, along with Justin Masterson, Mitch Talbot, and Carlos Carrasco.  Vying for the fifth spot is Josh Tomlin, Jeanmar Gomez, David Huff, and Anthony Reyes.  

Opening day is April 1st at Progressive Field in Cleveland against the Chicago White Sox.  This will be Carmona’s first opening day start.


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