Spring training almost always begins with smiles and hope. Along with that can come a revelation or two.

Hector Ambriz provided the smiles Monday when Indians pitchers and catchers reported to open camp. Ambriz missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Manager Manny Acta provided the revelation when he said the signing of first baseman Casey Kotchman could lead to Carlos Santana seeing more time at designated hitter, especially against left-handers. That could mean a drop in playing time for DH Travis Hafner, who will make $13 million in the final year of his contract.