23-year old righty swinging catcher Lou Marson appears to now be the starting catcher for the Indians heading into spring training. His only likely competition will likely be Carlos Santana who the Indians would like to start in AAA-ball at the start of the 2010 season for some reason. Marson was one of the players acquired from the Phillies for Cliff Lee so he will have pressure on him to produce right from the get go in the 2010 season for the Tribe. Marson played in 21 games for the Phillies & Indians last season and he was 15 for 61 (.246 avg, .708 OPS) with 9 runs scored and 4 RBIs. Marson also played in 91 games in AAA-ball last season and he was 87 for 314 (.277 avg, .721 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 2 homers, 33 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Marson doesn’t have the power that Shoppach had but he does have the potential to hit for a nice average and provide solid defense. Marson has played in 22 games in his two years in the majors and he is 17 for 65 (.262 avg, .771 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs.