GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- On Saturday at the Indians Player Development Complex, weather was not too cooperative but the Cleveland Indians still held their first official full squad workout dodging raindrops and primarily staying indoors.
Other clubs throughout the Cactus League in Arizona canceled their workouts, including the Chicago Cubs.
While position players have already reported to camp and pitchers and catchers have been in spring training since last Sunday, this was the first time they were officially all together and not simply participating in voluntary workouts.
Indians position players took part in the team's endurance test which was won by minor league prospect outfielder Greg Allen. When the pitchers and catchers went through their endurance testing earlier in the week, minor league pitching prospect Dylan Baker beat out finalists Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez.
The Indians will be back Sunday working out again, despite another poor weather report for the Phoenix area.
Tribe skipper Terry Francona mentioned on Saturday that Cody Allen will in fact be the club's closer this upcoming season but he plans on using Andrew Miller in the same hybrid/high leverage role as he did a year ago. Francona also mentioned that left fielder Michael Brantley is progressing in his rehab and is now taking part in soft-toss hitting routines.
- Nick Camino