Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
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Lindor injury could open Indians spot for Taiwan's Chang

Lindor injury could open Indians spot for Taiwan's Chang

Joyce played in just 83 games for the Athletics last season as he contended with back injuries. At minimum without a full spring training before Opening Day, Lindor is now a risky pick and it'll be interesting to see how that ADP is affected in the coming weeks. The switch-hitter, driving the offense from the leadoff spot, batted.277 (183-for-661) with 129 runs, 42 doubles, 38 homers and 92 RBI. With that in mind, the Indians will likely have to survive with an unproven fill-in in the event Lindor misses the early part of the season. His options include moving All Star and former MVP runner up Jose Ramirez to shortstop, and prospect Yu Chang who played in AAA Columbus.

-The New York Mets signed veteran middle infielder Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract, the team announced. In 2015, he finished second in AL Rookie of the Year votes and has a career.288/.350/.487 slash line.

There's one more question mark for the Cleveland Indians as spring training approaches. With the Indians losing the services of Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Yonder Alonso, and Edwin Encarnacion over the offseason, so they may be even more reliant on Lindor to carry the offense in 2019. A left-handed hitter, he made $6 million in the final season of a $10 million, two-year deal. Even if it's for a week or two, the Tribe can't afford to have Lindor out of their lineup this season. He would have the chance to earn $500,000 in performance bonuses. In addition, it tops off what has already been a very disappointing off season for the reigning American League Central Division champions. The one-time All-Star hit.208 with seven home runs and 34 runs.

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