Here’s to a great week!
Josh Tomlin threw five solid innings, allowing one earned run while striking out six. Everybody’s favorite prospect, Yandy Diaz, had three hits and is now batting .381 this spring.
While it’s awesome that Michael Brantley is scheduled to play left field in the Tribe’s Cactus League game Monday, there was plenty of other medical news Sunday that wasn’t so encouraging. That includes Jason Kipnis not expected to be ready for game action for another four to five weeks due to shoulder issues, Cody Anderson needing Tommy John surgery, and Tyler Naquin dealing with bilateral knee soreness. Fingers crossed!
Tomlin and Diaz are doing well and Mr. Pluto has some thoughts.
Yandy Diaz had an impressive day. He was 3-for-4. He ripped two singles to right field, and had an infield hit up the middle. Diaz has a short, compact swing. The right-handed batter hits the ball to all fields.
He missed 10 days with a groin injury in the middle of camp, but he's healthy now. He's hitting .381 this spring. "He is a very advanced hitter with a good idea of the strike zone," said Francona.