Clevelinks: The Passing Of Minnie Minoso; Indians’ Chisenhall Has More To Prove


The baseball world lost one of its greats on Sunday, as former White Sox great Minnie Minoso passed away at the age of 90. Minoso was the Sox first black player, and is thought to be the first Latino baseball star. But he did much more than just break color barriers. He was a seven-time All-Star, and a three-time Gold Glove winner. He was runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 1949, and finished in the top four of MVP voting four times.

After a mini-breakout season for the Indians Lonnie Chisenhall in 2014, he needs to go ahead and have the full-breakout in this the final year of his contract. He finished the campaign with a .280 average, but at one point in the first-half was batting .393 and among the league leaders. His pace cooled, but staying healthy and on the field allowed him to be productive. This season he’ll need to be more consistent to convince the Tribe to re-sign him.

White Sox ace Chris Sale will miss three weeks due to a fracture on the lateral side of his right foot. The injury, which occurred from an accident at his home, could put his Opening Day status in jeopardy. If everything goes as planned, even if he misses that, he should be ready to go not long after.

These and other stories you may have missed:

‘Mr. White Sox: Minnie Minoso passes away’ – Southside Showdown

‘Chisenhall must prove himself in 2015’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Sox Chris Sale to miss three weeks’ – Southside Showdown

‘Floyd encouraged after throwing first BP sessions since surgery’ –

‘Intriguing 2016 Free Agent pitchers’ – Call to the Pen

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