If you're an Indians fan, the good news is the sun rose over the mountains of Goodyear, AZ this morning. But, without question it has not been the start of spring that everyone had hoped for. Early this morning, Carlos Carrasco was seen walking into the clubhouse using a crutch to help him walk around. A team spokesman informed the media, Carrasco felt some discomfort in his right leg yesterday while practicing with the team and would not practice Thursday, and would get testing and imaging done. Per the team, we should have an update tomorrow morning.
RHP Mike Clevinger sustained a partial tear in his left meniscus at the team’s Spring Training facility last week and had been given a timetable to return to Major League game activity in six to eight weeks. Clevinger is known for healing quickly. This certainly maybe the case this time around as he's been spotted watching the team practice and not relying on his crutch to walk as much.
Another bright spot, in his first major league camp, RHP Tristan McKenzie has his skipper talking about him saying "I thought he looked really good today, his ball had a lot of life to it." McKenzie was sidelined in 2019 when he suffered a strain of the right rotator cuff during spring training and then a suffered a right pectoral strain.
Also, his first major league camp is Mitch Longo, the joy and pride of Mayfield High School. He was seen taking batting practice this afternoon.
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