WATCH: Francisco Lindor takes grounders at Progressive Field

The three-time All-Star was all smiles on Saturday

James Rapien
April 06, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Francisco Lindor was all smiles on Saturday afternoon. The three-time All-Star took grounders, played catch with Roberto Perez's son and was moving well on the sprained ankle that is expected to keep him out for the next few weeks. There's video of him taking grounders at the top of this article. 

"He's getting better everyday," manager Terry Francona said. "He's getting a little friskier everyday, which is good. When we have news, we'll certainly share it, but he's doing a good job of getting after it. He's getting here early and he's getting after it pretty good."

Lindor is able to move and jump, but he hasn't made any cuts as he continues to recover from the sprain. That will be the biggest hurdle to overcome. The Indians are taking their time with the 25-year-old and hope he can return at 100 percent.

The middle infield has struggled without Lindor and Jason Kipnis. Kipnis made his first rehab start in Triple-A Columbus on Friday, finishing 0-for-3. He's expected to start Saturday and rest on Sunday. The 31-year-old hopes to join the Tribe on their upcoming road trip.