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Francisco Lindor 2019 Outlook


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In a H to H League, I don't mind that much if he misses a few weeks to get 100% healthy. Roto Leagues is where it will hurt you. But still, you hang on to this kid because eventually he will be back and you don't want to lose all that production.

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2 hours ago, lavaman said:

In a H to H League, I don't mind that much if he misses a few weeks to get 100% healthy. Roto Leagues is where it will hurt you. But still, you hang on to this kid because eventually he will be back and you don't want to lose all that production.

 

I understand H2H playoffs are not occurring right now, but how doesn't it hurt you? You need to win these weeks to ensure you get in. 

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Prognosis isn't as bad as I feared. I just learned it's a dreaded high ankle sprain but the outlook isn't as grim as I would have expected. I purposefully averred my pessimism earlier. In the event we got bad news, I would be viewed as prescient. In the event we got "relatively" favorable news, it would be good for my fantasy team. Win-win situation. 

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3 hours ago, Members_Only_76 said:

Can’t be TOO bad if he’s starting running program next week. Right? 😬

 

 

 

And to elaborate on this more, just in case some would like to know.

Here is supposedly the plan:

Lindor (calf/ankle) will require 7-to-10 days of rehab before beginning a running program, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The specialist he saw Monday confirmed the diagnosis of a mild high left ankle sprain. This was encouraging, as the diagnosis could have been a more severe sprain. Once he completes his running program, he will advance to game action and presumably a rehab assignment. With all this considered, a late-April return seems like the best-case scenario.

The late April return may be a little optimistic, but may be it is dead on. *fingers crossed*

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Here's a little more (seemingly) good news on Lindor:

https://www.mlb.com/news/francisco-lindor-still-battling-ankle-injury

Although the club seems optimistic that the injury will not be a major setback. If all goes well through his rehab, the end of April or beginning of May could be a realistic goal.

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

The 25-year-old sustained an acute left ankle sprain while running the bases during a Minor League intrasquad game on March 26. He was caught in a rundown between first and second, and Indians manager Terry Francona said that the dirt slid out from under Lindor's left foot, causing the mild to moderate sprain. He was at the tail-end of his rehab process for the moderate right calf strain that he suffered on Feb. 6 while doing agility drills in Orlando, Fla., in preparation for Spring Training. The focus now is almost solely on the ankle and no longer on the calf, according to Antonetti.

“In Frankie’s words, as soon as he injured his ankle, he forget about the calf,” Antonetti said.

Lindor was seen by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wis., on Monday, who confirmed the mild ankle sprain. The Indians wanted to receive a second opinion from Anderson to assure that they would not be rushing the All-Star shortstop back too quickly. But the team was also looking for some good news in order to put Lindor back in the leadoff spot of the order.

 

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https://www.mlb.com/news

Francisco Lindor cleared for rehab assignment

By Mandy Bell | an hour ago

KANSAS CITY -- Francisco Lindor can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

After 68 days of rehab, the All-Star shortstop left Kauffman Stadium after the Indians' 9-8 loss to the Royals on Sunday to meet Triple-A Columbus in Louisville, Ky., where he will begin his injury rehab assignment. The Tribe wanted Lindor to work out for three consecutive days with the team before he was cleared to play in Minor League games. After Sunday’s workout, he was giving the green light.

Lindor has been out since Feb. 6, when he strained his right calf while doing agility drills in Orlando, Fla., in preparation for Spring Training. Just as he was nearing the end of his rehab for that injury, the 25-year-old sprained his left ankle while running the bases during an intrasquad Minor League game in Goodyear, Ariz. 

The Indians have not set a timetable for the length of his rehab assignment with the Clippers, but manager Terry Francona said on Saturday that he didn’t think Lindor would need too many at-bats.

“One, almost protecting him from himself because he wants to play so bad and we respect that,” Francona said. “But we want to make sure we don’t look back and say, ‘Man, we shouldn’t have done this.’

“I just think it’s more just checking the ups and downs of a game and making sure that he’s OK the next day. Things like that. Things you can’t replicate in a workout. I mean our guys have done a good job trying to do a bunch of stuff, but game conditions, it’s a little different because you don’t know what’s coming at you and how long you sit and you run. You don’t know which direction you’re going, so it’ll be good for him.”

 

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44 minutes ago, KilloWertz said:

Nice.  Some good news for a change.

Hopefully when he returns he jumpstarts Jose Ramirez as well.  Owning both has been rough to say the least so far...

 

3 minutes ago, Bandito said:

I feel ya, brother!

Right there with both of you

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11 minutes ago, MrBrown said:

Probably be like 10 days or 2 fantasy weeks before he joins the team but good news nonetheless.

 

Yeah I was thinking the same. He has played in a while. I assume they’ll be conservative with him. 

 

Great news though. 

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