Indians star Lindor may miss season start with calf strain | AP sports

Report: Indians SS Francisco Lindor to Miss Opening Day With Calf Strain

That essentially means that Lindor, one of the game's bright young talents, won't get the reps in spring training that he was counting on.

The Indians said Lindor was evaluated Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, where a doctor confirmed a moderate calf strain.

This is the last thing the Cleveland Indians wanted to hear before they report to Spring Training.

It hasn't even really started yet, but the Cleveland Indians' 2019 season is already off to a troubling beginning.

A three-time All-Star, Lindor batted.277 last season with 38 homers, 92 RBIs and tied for the league lead with 129 runs.

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Even if Lindor is progressing well, you'd have to imagine Cleveland going with a cautious approach, meaning it's likely he'd miss the first couple weeks of the season. At minimum without a full spring training before Opening Day, Lindor is now a risky pick and it'll be interesting to see how that ADP is affected in the coming weeks. Joyce's deal is pending a successful physical.

-The New York Mets signed veteran middle infielder Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract, the team announced.

Prior to joining Oakland, Joyce spent six seasons in Tampa Bay where he slugged.435 with 76 home runs and 280 RBI, earning an All-Star bid in 2011. In 2015, he finished second in AL Rookie of the Year votes and has a career.288/.350/.487 slash line. He signed a one-year, $10.5 million deal with Cleveland in January, and will be arbitration eligible in both 2020 and 2021.

The Tampa, native will be looking to erase a woeful 2018 that saw him hit just.208 in 246 plate appearances with seven home runs, 53 strikeouts and a.675 OPS.

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