Four Cleveland Indians stocks that are down halfway through Spring Training.
The Cleveland Indians have hit the halfway point of Spring Training games in the Arizona.
The wins and losses don’t count once Opening Day hits, but the Indians are 7-9. They’ve undergone a major experiment by playing Amed Rosario in center field, a move that cost Shane Bieber five runs yesterday.
Perhaps most importantly, the Indians are doing well to stay out of the injury trouble that’s plagued the Reds, who are the Tribe’s training complex partners.
Cincinnati’s ace, Sonny Gray, is nursing an aching back, while projected starting outfield Shogo Akiyama will start the season on the injured list with a pulled hamstring.
Joey Votto was COVID positive, while relievers Wade Miley and Tejay Antone are spending time in the trainer’s room, as well.
Back on the Indians side of Goodyear, veterans such as Jose Ramirez and Eddie Rosario haven’t done much under the Arizona sun, and that’s fine. It’s all about getting their timing down at this point and they’ll be ready or Opening Day.
Unfortunately, poor spring performances can’t be afforded to everybody. Here’s a look at four players whose stocks are down at the mid-way point of the Cactus League.