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Former Indians take center stage on opening day

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When the Major League Baseball season kicked things off on Monday a total of nine former Spokane Indians were on starting rosters across the country, representing four different teams. 

Former Indians infielder Chris Davis and outfielder Julio Borbon started for the Texas Rangers against Toronto. Neftali Feliz, who played for the Indians in 2007 and Doug Mathis joined Frank Francisco, who continued his closer duties in the Rangers bullpen.  Taylor Teagarden is the Rangers' backup catcher to start the 2010 season. 

The Rangers' starting second baseman Ian Kinsler started the season on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury.  Pitcher Tommy Hunter joined him with an oblique strain. 

Former Indians pitcher and current Kansas City Royal Zach Greinke started his quest for a second Cy Young Award.  Greinke played with Spokane in 2002. 

John Danks, who played for the Indians in 2003 started for the Chicago White Sox against he Minnesota Twins. 

Mark Ellis started at second base for the Oakland As against the Mariners. Ellis played for the Indians in 1999 and was a nominee for the Indians All-Century team. 

1996 Indians outfielder Carlos Beltran started the 2010 season on the New York Mets disabled list with an injured knee. 

The Indians, a Short Season Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, opens the 2010 season in June.

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