Here’s to more good than bad this week.
From Paul Hoynes:
The Indians are trying to get an early start on coronavirus testing. In doing so they may be getting an early start on spring training as well.
A group of Indians players is scheduled to voluntarily report to the team’s training facility in Goodyear, Ariz. on Wednesday and undergo testing for the virus on Friday. Voluntary workouts could follow on Sunday.
The team will officially open their spring-training headquarters this week. Any player working out at the facility will have to be tested before entering.
Indians Prospective (@indiansPro on Twitter) was first with the story.
The #Indians first wave of 10 players to report to Goodyear:— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) January 3, 2021
RHP Shane Bieber
RHP James Karinchak
RHP Phil Maton
RHP Cal Quantrill
LHP Logan Allen
OF Josh Naylor
OF Bradley Zimmer
IF Nolan Jones
C Bo Naylor
C Bryan Lavastida
Around the League
- Spring training 2021 is still likely to start on time ($$ Athletic Link $$)
- Red Sox make Bianca Smith the first Black woman to coach in pro baseball history. Smith has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
- Japanese right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano considering options, deadline for decision is Thursday. He had a 1.97 ERA last season.