Last week, I explained why Bradley Zimmer was facing a crucial moment in his big league career. A combination of injuries, a crowded outfield and an inability to earn an everyday role with the Cleveland Indians has made his fight for a roster spot an uphill battle.
If there’s one positive for Zimmer, it’s that he has company. Fellow outfielder Greg Allen has found himself in a similar position as spring training approaches. Like Zimmer, Allen is still trying to earn everyday at-bats heading into his age 27 season.
One would think 2020 represents a make or break year for Allen, as well. The only problem is the Indians may have already replaced him.