(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) -- On Friday the Cleveland Indians play an evening Cactus League game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Goodyear Ballpark.

Prior to Friday's exhibition contest Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis and manager Terry Francona met with WTAM 1100 Tribe reporter Nick Camino and other members of the media to discuss the latest regarding the club.

Kipnis, who has had a tough spring camp, discussed his recent elbow injury and his thoughts on the upcoming season, while Francona talked about injuries, his philosophies on hitting with a 3-0 count and some thoughts on his bullpen decisions.

Below is the exclusive audio from Kipnis and Francona. Take a listen!

Jason Kipnis Jason Kipnis #72 of the Cleveland Indians poses during their photo day at the Cleveland Indians Spring Training Complex on February 22, 2011 in Goodyear, Arizona.

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Terry Francona

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