Spring Training was shortened as COVID-19 changed the way we live, but from what we could see, these three Cleveland Indians had a rough go of things.
There doesn’t seem to be any baseball on the horizon in the coming weeks for the Cleveland Indians, or anyone else looking to take to the diamond, so you better believe there will be an over analysis of the limited Spring Training we were treated to before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world.
The Cleveland Indians and manager Terry Francona were quietly getting through the Cactus League. Sure, there were bumps and bruises, but every team suffers a setback now and then.
Mike Clevinger required knee surgery, but ver well could be ready to go by the time the season commences. Carlos Carrasco is suffering some elbow problems, which is probably the most concerning pre-season injury.
As with any Spring Training evaluation, make your observations at your own risk. Anyone who’s watched baseball knows that Spring Training can be Fool’s Gold. The player you write off can go on to have an All-Star season, while the Cactus League MVP could be designated for assignment by May.
While there were several strong performances that should leave fans encouraged for 2020, these players had a rough go of things in Goodyear.