Guess what Indians fans? Part one of the two part question has been answered. Carlos Santana has been cleared to begin Spring Training with no restrictions.
With “Smooth’s” return the Tribe gets an integral part of the heart of the order back in time to begin getting back into baseball shape for the upcoming grind. All has gone seemingly flawless for Santana’s rehab and we can hope the same will continue for Grady Sizemore who began to add running to his workouts last week according to GM Chris Antonetti.
Now it’s time for Sizemore to get up to speed. The Indians still seem to remain optimistic that Grady will be ready for Opening Day but will proceed with caution if necessary. No doubt a smart move given the nature of the injury. I’m all for saving one of your best assets and would rather have Grady for the long haul than for, oh say 33 games again.
Welcome Back Carlos!! And keep up the hard work Grady! Can’t wait to see you both in the lineup.