CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 2017 Major League Baseball season does not officially begin until April 2. However, throughout MLB, all 30 clubs have reported to their respective spring training homes to begin preparations for a long, marathon-like six month journey.
The Cleveland Indians are one of those teams and for the Tribe, coming fresh off a trip to the World Series, expectations could not be higher and it all starts at their Goodyear, Arizona spring training complex where pitchers and catchers have already reported and position players are beginning to filter in.
Unofficially the Indians have been holding individual workouts at the club's player development complex but later this week things will heat up for the club as the first full squad workout is slated for the upcoming weekend. While players wrap up physicals and one-on-one meetings with Terry Francona and Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti, fans are beginning their trek out West to soak up some sun and Tribe baseball.
For fans unable to make the journey to spring camp, there is no better place to get your Total Tribe Coverage than Newsradio WTAM 1100 and WTAM.com. This spring, WTAM 1100's Nick Camino and Sportstime Ohio's Andre Knott will help provide the latest from Goodyear when it comes to news, through blogs, stories, on-air work, videos and pictures.
Baseball does not officially begin for six weeks...but depending on how you look at it, for some the fun has already begun.