Franmil Reyes’ progress in the outfield will likely be one of the biggest narratives for the Cleveland Indians this spring.
Though best serving as a designated hitter, Reyes told the team he wanted a chance to get back to right field in 2020. He’s spent the winter trying to improve his fielding, while also shedding a few pounds to help his speed.
As noted earlier this month, Reyes’ defensive woes won’t be easy to fix. However, considering the lack of sure things in the Indians’ outfield, the team is certainly rooting for him to surprise this spring.
So is Bobby Bradley.
Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook