Clevelinks: Indians’ Truck Day, guilty pleas, and more

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Indians prospect Justus Sheffield pleads guilty to charges

Back on the 12th of January, Justus Sheffield and two of his former high-school baseball teammates broke into a home. There he barged into a man’s bedroom and promptly accused him of “messing around with [his] girlfriend” before being arrested. On the 22nd of January, Sheffield pleaded guilty before receiving probation and being told to donate $500 to Haven for Hope. The incident can be removed from his record if he is well-behaved for the next year.

The 31st overall pick in the 2014 draft pitched his way to a 4.79 ERA in rookie ball, but 2.68 FIP suggest that his ERA is quite inflated. Sheffield struck out 29 batters while walking nine over 20.2 innings. The Indians gave the lefty a $1.6 million signing bonus this June.

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com took a peek into Truck Day (Link). On this special day, Tony Amato led a team of workers to pack up trucks with equipment before embarking on the multi-thousand mile journey to Goodyear, Arizona. While this day didn’t see Corey Kluber rack up any more strikeouts or Yan Gomes throw out yet another base runner, it served as a nice reminder that baseball is just around the corner.

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