Smoke signals

• Indians manager Terry Francona was spotted riding a motorized scooter from Cleveland's spring complex to Goodyear Ballpark (located roughly a half-mile away) on Sunday morning. Francona said he is considering commuting to Progressive Field on the scooter this season.

"I live a block and a half from the ballpark," Francona said. "I live closer to the ballpark than I do to where I park my car. So unless we're really playing bad, I'm going to probaby drive that in. You've got to use judgement."

Asked if he would wear a helmet, Francona laughed.

"Well, the thing goes 12 mph," he said. "So if you go down, there's a pretty good chance you're going to survive."

• The Indians have already made it known that sinkerballer Justin Masterson is the club's Opening Day starter. On Sunday, Francona said it is safe to assume that righty Ubaldo Jimenez will follow in the second rotation slot.

"That's the way we see it unfolding," Francona said. "I know we've talked about Masty opening, and I know that's a big deal and everything. We certainly anticipate Ubaldo throwing second. The only reason we really haven't said anything is barring anything silly, that's the way it'll work."

• The Indians have a Minor League "B" game scheduled for 10 a.m. MT at the team's complex in Goodyear, Ariz., on Monday. Right-hander Brett Myers -- projected to be the Tribe's third starter -- is slated to throw three innings. Pitchers Danny Salazar, T.J. House and Matt Capps will also throw.