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Francisco Lindor to Join Indians Friday, Will Have Ankle Looked at Before Coming off the IL

It sounds more and more like the Indians might have their All-Star shortstop back by the weekend, as Francisco Lindor will be back with the Tribe on Friday.

If he will be activated or not – that’s the big question.

The Indians shortstop will appear in another minor-league rehab game Thursday before rejoining the Indians Friday according to Zack Meisel of The Athletic.

At that point the team will take a long look at his left ankle to see if he’s ready to be activated off the injured list.

Lindor hit a homer Tuesday with Triple-A Columbus, and so far in two games, he’s gone 2-for-8 with one home run.

The Tribe’s offense seems to be coming into form, as Carlos Gonzalez joined the team earlier this week, as did second basemen Jason Kipnis.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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