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Indians | Mike Aviles to re-adjust to reserve role

Cleveland Indians INF Mike Aviles will open the regular season on the bench as a utility player. He has served as a regular in the past, as has OF Ryan Raburn. Manager Terry Francona understands the transition back to reserve status. "The hardest thing will be the first couple weeks of the season," Francona said Wednesday, March 27. "You're trying to get guys locked in. That's a little bit of a trying time for the bench, because you get routine at-bats (in spring) - every other day or something - and then the season starts."

Fantasy Tip: Aviles is useful to fantasy owners in AL-only fantasy leagues due to his eligibility at multiple positions, but he is likely to get around 10-15 at-bats per weeks limiting his appeal.

2013-03-27 21:28:33 | Source: MLB.com - Jordan Bastian

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