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Indians SS Lindor (ankle) to resume baseball activities

Field Level Media

April 03, 2019 at 8:40 pm.

Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor has been cleared to resume light baseball activities, and his sprained left ankle will be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days.

Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti told reporters Wednesday there was no firm timetable for Lindor’s return from the injured list.

“No specific date, but Frankie is chomping at the bit,” Antonetti was quoted as saying on MLB.com. “He feels like he’s in a really good spot to tackle what’s in front of him and then move forward from there.”

A return by late April or early May, after a minor league rehab assignment, seems probable if he has no setbacks.

Lindor still was recovering from a moderate right calf strain that he suffered on Feb. 6 when he sustained a left ankle sprain in a game at the Indians’ minor league camp in Goodyear, Ariz., on March 26. Lindor traveled to Green Bay, Wis., on Monday for a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis of a mild high ankle sprain.

Lindor, 25, recently avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.55 million contract. Last season he led the American League with 129 runs and established career highs of 38 homers and 92 RBIs.