MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports that Rule 5 pick Chris McGuiness will not make the Indians' Opening Day roster, but the club would like to work out a trade with the Rangers in order to keep him.
Chris McGuiness will get some work in the outfield this spring due to the Indians' depth at first base.
Indians selected 1B Chris McGuiness from the Rangers with the fifth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.
Chris McGuiness was named as the Arizona Fall League's 2012 MVP on Saturday after hitting .288 with four homers and a league-high 27 RBI.
Rangers acquired 1B Chris McGuinness, RHP Roman Mendez, a player to be named later and cash from the Red Sox for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.