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So, Frankie is out for a awhile. Now what?

News and Notes, Saturday, February 9, 2019

MLB: ALDS-Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Francisco Lindor will definitely miss all or most of Spring Training and may or may not be ready for opening day. Now what?

Indians News

Who bats leadoff, plays shortstop for the Cleveland Indians with Francisco Lindor on the shelf? | - Francisco Lindor’s calf injury means the Indians are looking for somebody to step up at leadoff and shortstop.

What Francisco Lindor's injury means for the Cleveland Indians | - In the grand scheme of things, Lindor is expected to miss a maximum of two weeks, a relative blip in a 162-game season. Even if the 25-year-old is forced to play himself into game shape, his injury shouldn't affect more than the first month of the Indians' season, assuming the timetable provided by the team is correct.

Indians, Alex Wilson agree on Minors deal - confirmed that the Indians are in agreement with free-agent RHP Alex Wilson on a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Wilson will get $1.25 million if he makes the club's big league roster and can receive another $750,000 in performance bonuses.

In control: 10 questions with Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber |
Right-hander Shane Bieber walked 19 walks in 277 innings in two plus season in the minors for the Indians.

MLB rule changes: Analyzing the universal DH proposal, more | - It'd be shocking to see a universal DH implemented in 2019, but it's among a host of rule changes that MLB is considering.

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