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Indians SS Francisco Lindor to Play in Minor League Game Today, To Take Three At-Bats

The Indians today released an update on the injury to All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, and it’s a good one as he works his way back from a calf injury.

Lindor’s calf injury was disclosed back on February 8th, and it was thought at the time that he wouldn’t be back for the Indians till sometime between late March and the second week in April.

Today the team stated the following about Lindor’s progress, stating that he will play in a Minor League game, getting three at bats and he’s been cleared to jog to first.

Lindor will also play what the team is stating is “controlled defense” at shortstop. Basically meaning that they will not let him dive or go hard after balls that are hit to his position.

It’s sounding more and more like Lindor is ahead of schedule to be back for the team, and while he still might be able to take the field opening day, it sounds like he’s on pace to miss a limited amount of regular season games.

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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