Branyan's already won Tribe's 1B job - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Russell Branyan passed his physical today and officially became the Indians starting first baseman. That's right he'll be starting at first base.
"He's going to get the majority of playing time," said manager Manny Acta. "We didn't sign him to be a backup guy."
That means Matt LaPorta will be on the move to left field. He still could play some first base, but Acta made it clear Branyan is going to be the regular there."