Injuries continue for the Cleveland Indians
For the second consecutive month the Cleveland Indians lost at least three starters to the injured list. May saw the club lose Roberto Perez, Franmil Reyes, Zach Plesac and Jordan Luplow before June took away Shane Bieber, Aaron Civale and Josh Naylor.
The good news is that Bieber and Civale should hopefully be back sometime in July. Plesac is working his way back as well and Perez and Reyes could be back as soon as this weekend. However, Luplow is still without a timetable and Naylor’s injury was gruesome enough that it doesn’t take a doctor to rule him out for the rest of the season.
This isn’t exactly something that the team will be able to control, but it’s still obviously something that went wrong in June. Controllable or not, this has played, and will continue to play, a role in how the team performs.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the injuries will exactly end anytime soon. After just one game in July there’s already an injury scare after Eddie Rosario left the game against Houston on Thursday. After pulling Rosario from the game the team was calling the reason “right abdominal tightness.”
That could just be a blip, but given how the last couple months have gone for the team any sort of injury is taken with a lot of concern.