Lindor will miss significant time with strained calf

The Indians' star could miss all of spring training

James Rapien
February 08, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Oct 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates a home run in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros during game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Francisco Lindor will miss 7-to-9 weeks with a strained right calf the Indians announced on Friday. He was evaluated Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Mark Schickendantz.

Lindor could miss the start of the season if it takes him the full nine weeks to recover. The Indians start the regular season on March 28 in Minnesota. The star shortstop posted a .277 batting averaging, hit 38 home runs and finished with 92 RBI last season. Lindor has played in 158 games or more in three-consecutive seasons. That streak is officially in question with today's news. 

The three-time All-Star has already started the rehab process. Yu Chang and Eric Staments are listed as Lindor's backups on the Indians' website – neither prospect has played in the Major Leagues.