Top 5 New Players Who Will Help Cleveland Indians In 2014

By Matt Loede

Top 5 New Cleveland Indians Players Who Will Help The Team In 2014

Cleveland Indians manager Terrry Francona
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Terrry Francona will have new faces to turn to this season for the Indians as they start their march towards the postseason. Here are the five that will matter most.

5. Josh Outman

Josh Outman
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5. Josh Outman

Josh Outman
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Josh Outman will be part of a revamped pen that saw Joe Smith leave via free agency, and he will be called upon in important situations with the game on the line.

4. Nyjer Morgan

Nyjer Morgan
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4. Nyjer Morgan

Nyjer Morgan
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Nyjer Morgan will be asked to play an important role with Michael Bourn starting the year on the DL. His speed and style will help the Indians all season.

3. Elliot Johnson

Elliot Johnson
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3. Elliot Johnson

Elliot Johnson
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Elliot Johnson can play all over the place, which gives manager Terry Francona a player who can be put in the game late for defensive purposes or fill-in for a player in need of a break.

2. David Murphy

David Murphy
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2. David Murphy

David Murphy
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David Murphy had a rough season in 2013 in Texas, but the Indians are hoping he will be back to form of 2012. They need him to add pop to the lineup and be able to help the offense when needed.

1. John Axford

John Axford
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1. John Axford

 John Axford
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The Indians had so many leads blown due to the poor pitching of the pen in 2013, and they are hoping that a refreshed John Axford will be the leader of the pen by getting the ball in the ninth inning.

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