2012 Rotation

The Indians made two moves today to shore up their starting rotation for 2012. First they picked up Fausto Carmona‘s $7 million option for 2012 (he has another one for 2013) and then they traded left-handed minor leaguer Chris Jones to the Braves for Derek Lowe. Lowe is turning 39, but has been extremely consistant, starting over 32 games each of the last 10 seasons. The 7 years prior to that he was used primarily as a reliever. His durability to really help an Indians rotation that was ripped apart by injuries in 2011. With these two moves the Indians rotation currently stands as such:

Justin Masterson

Ubaldo Jimenez

Josh Tomlin

Fausto Carmona

Derek Lowe

Remaining on the roster, but not included in the top 5 starters are Jeanmar Gomez and David Huff.

Joseph Coblitz

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Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since its inception in 2011. He also writes for The Outside Corner and the Comeback and hosts the Tribe Time Now podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians. Follow on twitter @BurningRiverBB