Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Friday that Zach McAllister has a leg up in the battle for the team's No. 4 starter job.
Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett Myers are locked into the first three spots, and McAllister is likely to grab another one. That leaves Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber and David Huff as the main combatants for the final spot. McAllister posted a 4.24 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 22 starts in 2012.