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    Posted: 21 May 2019 at 1:19am
GOODYEAR , Ariz. (AP) — After their best player discussed his injury and an uncertain future, the Indians got to work on the present.Cleveland held its first full-squad workout of spring training on Monday, the first step for a talented team that looks very different than the one which captured its third straight AL Central title in 2018.Following an eventful offseason culminated with All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor’s calf injury, the Indians took the field after manager Terry Francona delivered his annual address. His message this year focused on moving forward.“The way we feel about the game doesn’t change,” Francona said. “I told them that you can break spring training into three groups: You have the young guys trying to create a good first impression. You have the guys competing for a job. You have the veterans trying to get ready for a long season.”Earlier, Lindor said now is not the time for him to worry about a long-term contract.The 25-year-old shortstop spoke for the first time since straining his right calf while doing agility drills in Orlando, Florida. One of baseball’s best all-around players, Lindor could miss all of camp as well as opening day. The Indians have estimated Lindor will be sidelined until late-March — at the earliest — but Francona believes he’ll be back sooner.“If I were betting, I’d bet the under,” Francona said. “Anyone who knows Frankie knows how hard he works to stay in shape.”Lindor said he’s only focused on getting healthy and not his financial future, which is a constant topic among Cleveland fans. The Indians have contractual control of Lindor through 2021, but the clock is ticking on them to win their first World Series since 1948 before he becomes eligible for free agency.Lindor avoided salary arbitration last month by agreeing to a $10.55 million, one-year contract.He has previously turned down a long-term contract and sidestepped questions about if he would consider signing one with Cleveland.“Who knows?” Lindor said. “That’s not where we are right now. I love the city of Cleveland. I love everything about Cleveland. I love messing with you reporters. We’ll see what happens. At the end of the day I’m playing the game to win, and this is a good place for me to win.“We’ll see. If the Indians come up with the right numbers and some point it happens — and I’m not even thinking about it — we’ll see.”Lindor set career-highs with 129 runs, 183 hits Russell Martin Jersey , 38 homers, 92 RBIs and 661 at-bats last season. He batted .277, recorded 25 steals in 35 attempts and finished sixth in MVP voting.Unlike teammate Trevor Bauer, who won his case, Lindor avoided arbitration.Why?“Did you see the number? It’s pretty good,” he said, flashing that famous smile. “I’ll take it. I’m blessed to play this game and get paid for it. My agent did an outstanding job and the Indians came up with the right number. We thought it was good for what the market was dictating to me.”The Indians need another big year from Lindor to help offset the losses of Edwin Encarnacion, Yonder Alonso and Michael Brantley, three major run producers.Lindor’s injury might be a setback for now, but he’s doing all he can to remain positive and patient.“It is a different feeling to not be able to do what you want,” Lindor said. “The trainers have to keep me busy. The moment I’m not busy, I pick up a bat, look at my cleats. I want to take off running.That’s when you have setbacks.”Lindor said he arrives at the facility to begin his rehab at 7 a.m. and stays until 3 p.m. He hasn’t tried running yet.“It is longer than a typical day with regular work,” Lindor said. “Every day so far has been successful.As long as I come back on a daily basis to help my teammates — that is all that matters.”Francona said he spoke with Lindor and outfielder Bradley Zimmer, who had shoulder surgery in July Josh Donaldson Jersey , and encouraged them to keep working.“Sometimes that can be perceived as a negative, let’s turn it into a positive,” Francona said. “I told Zim and I told Frankie the same thing. I said Frankie should be the best bunter in the league before you leave here. Can you imagine if Zim can get a bunt a week, what that would mean?”Zimmer is part of a contingent of outfielders battled for three starting spots. That group includes Leoynis Martin, who was only with the Indians for six days last season before being hospitalized with a bacterial infection, along with Tyler Naquin and Greg Allen.Francona’s other big challenge this spring is rebuilding a bullpen that lost Cody Allen and Andrew Miller.“Fans want a big splash and I get it, but the front office did a good job of quietly bringing in quality bullpen arms,” Francona said. The D-backs acquired Escobar hoping to catch lightning in a bottle; it was more of a light shower."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang Food2018 Arizona Diamondbacks Player Reviews: #10, Eduardo EscobarNew,15commentsThe D-backs acquired Escobar hoping to catch lightning in a bottle; it was more of a light shower.a fringe bench bat to legitimate starter. Escobar was a main reason for a decent start to the season for the Twins and was arguably the top infielder available after the Manny Machado trade to the Dodgers.The D-backs probably had minimal contact with the Twins about Escobar before a regular Thursday game against the Cubs but Jake Lamb re-injured his shoulder, with the end result of him being placed on the injured reserved. The front office responded in turn, acquiring Escobar that next day for a smattering of 3 young prospects who are 2 years away from being 2 years away. While it wasn’t on the level of a J.D Martinez acquisition, public opinion of the trade was a good one and the D-backs were immediately rewarded, as Escobar went 2 for 4 in a 9-4 win against the Padres. Lamb was on the DL and 3rd base was Eduardo’s for the rest of the year.Eduardo was just as advertised for the team down the stretch; he continued the solid performance in August, slashing 275/.346/.473 and providing an improvement on the defensive side compared to the inconsistent 2018-version of Lamb. September saw a performance swoon from just about everyone , Escobar included. Of course, that didn’t stop Escobar from walking off the Dodgers late in the season.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Unforunately, the end of the season meant Escobar was a free agent, able to sign with any team in the league. As a 30 year old coming off two strong seasons while having positional flexibility to play anywhere in the infield (and some outfield in a pinch), Escobar was setup to cash in. Ben Zobrist was in a similar situation a couple years prior, coming off a couple very good recent offensive seasons while showing excellent positional flexibility. The Cubs rewarded him with a 4 year, $56 million deal. Of course, Ben was also 34 but age hasn’t been an issue for him as he’s been a stud going into his last season with the team.Which is why Escobar signing a seemingly below-market deal (3 years, $21 million) to stay with Arizona seems like such a weird outcome, especially when you consider Eduardo signed very early in the offseason. I’ll let Eduardo explain his reasoning (Athletic subscription required):Of course, it helps that Scottsdale houses his favorite restaurant, Fogo De Ch茫o. During the season, he hosted a fundraiser supporting his charity and is seen by many as a wonderful team ambassador.
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