A look at the cleveland indians and other al central teams at the start of spring training

Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis, left, celebrates after scoring with Carlos Santana against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series in Cleveland.

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:

Going campin’: The Indians are all in this season. Landscaping ideas After making the World Series for the first time since 1997, Cleveland intends to get back and finish the job this time. Knuckleball pitchers Seizing on that momentum, the Indians were aggressive in free agency and landed one of the biggest prizes on the market, signing Encarnacion to a $60 million, three-year contract — the richest for a free agent in club history. Garden inspirational quotes One of baseball’s most feared hitters, Encarnacion has averaged 39 homers over the past five seasons and his presence alone will help Francona’s lineup. Fantasy For the second year in a row, left fielder Michael Brantley’s right shoulder will be a hot topic during camp. Brick veneer construction details He played just 11 games last season, but following another surgery, there is hope he can return on a full-time basis. Baseball fantasy picks Super reliever Andrew Miller intends to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, but the Indians will closely monitor how much he’s used.

Going campin’: The Tigers said at the beginning of the offseason they’d be open to cutting payroll, but that never really happened. Fantasy football sleepers rb So the same expensive roster is back for another shot at a postseason berth. French flag facts Now two seasons removed from its four-year run atop the AL Central, Detroit still has enough stars to be a factor, especially after Justin Verlander re-established himself as a legitimate ace in 2016. Football season is upon us Verlander and AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer will be counted on to headline the rotation, while Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton lead the offense. Usssa softball tournaments texas The biggest questions heading into spring training are in center field and at the back end of the rotation. Basketball positions on the court While Fulmer flourished last year, 23-year-old lefty Daniel Norris dealt with injury problems. Softball pitching mechanics His ability to pitch a full season could be crucial to Detroit’s hopes in 2017.

Going campin’: After back-to-back World Series trips, the Royals dropped back to .500 last season. Softball drills But they still believe they have the pieces to make another postseason run, even after RHP Yordano Ventura’s tragic death in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Easy landscaping ideas That leaves another unexpected spot available in the starting rotation, where the Royals were already anticipating competition for the fifth job. Garden centre near me The starting lineup returns largely intact, with the exception of Soler taking over as the everyday right fielder and Moss replacing Morales at DH. Sales pitch meaning The Royals will also get 3B Mike Moustakas back from reconstructive knee surgery, and will have LHP Jason Vargas ready to go after he missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery. Arizona softball roster The margin for error is slim for Kansas City, but with a bevy of players hitting free agency next year, this could be the last good chance to compete for an AL Central title for a while.

Going campin’: The rebuild is underway. Ncaa baseball scores today After four straight losing seasons, the White Sox decided it was time for a makeover. Valley irrigation That meant trading their ace (Sale) and a quality outfielder (Eaton). Football movies In return, they loaded up on prospects. Evergreen landscaping ideas Moncada, acquired from Boston, is considered one of the top young talents in baseball. Natural landscape Chicago also got three young pitchers from Washington in the Eaton deal, including prized prospect Giolito along with the hard-throwing Lopez — who made the team’s playoff roster — and 2016 first-round draft pick Dane Dunning. Fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups But the White Sox remain open for business. Spring training 2017 arizona Jose Quintana seems likely to be dealt after winning a personal-best 13 games, posting a career-low 3.20 ERA and making his first All-Star team. Basketball games today college Todd Frazier could be on the move coming off a 40-homer season, and closer David Robertson could be an attractive piece for a contender. How to lay stone pavers Renteria, known for his patience and positive outlook, is getting another chance to manage in Chicago after serving as Ventura’s bench coach last year. How to build a deck video After managing the Cubs in 2014, Renteria was unceremoniously let go so they could hire Joe Maddon. Yankees spring training schedule 2016 It worked out well for the North Siders, who ended a 108-year championship drought last season following their own major overhaul.

Going campin’: After the club compiled its most losses since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, the Twins are starting fresh, but they’re not starting over. Front yard New baseball chief Derek Falvey, with new GM Thad Levine as his top lieutenant, has been using a measured, patient approach with his attempt to turn around a team that hasn’t reached the postseason in seven years. Laying a patio With still-budding young talent in the lineup like 3B Miguel Sano, CF Byron Buxton and RF Max Kepler, and the return of 2B Brian Dozier after trade talks didn’t yield enough for Falvey and Levine’s liking, significant run-scoring potential remains. Garden snake eggs The Twins ranked a respectable sixth in the AL in total bases and eighth in OPS despite their abysmal record. Uw softball camps The focus in Fort Myers will again be on the mound, with a downtrodden rotation seeking candidates to join steady RHP Ervin Santana. Stamped concrete cost calculator RHPs Jose Berrios (8.02 ERA in 14 starts), Tyler Duffey (6.43 ERA in 26 starts), Kyle Gibson (5.07 ERA in 25 starts), Phil Hughes (broken leg, shoulder surgery) and RHP Hector Santiago (5.58 ERA in 11 starts) will get the chance to bounce back. University of arizona softball RHP Trevor May will try to convert back to starting after his bullpen assignment contributed to a lingering back injury.