Bobby Bradley is making an impression for the Cleveland Indians this spring. Unfortunately, there’s almost no chance he earns himself an opening day roster spot.
While Cleveland’s biggest offseason project – turning Franmil Reyes into a viable outfielder – initially created an opportunity for Bradley to fill the void at designated hitter, said opportunity seemingly disappeared with the team’s signing of Domingo Santana. The former Seattle Mariner appears set to rotate with Reyes between DH and right field this season.
As a result, Bradley’s year may still start in Columbus, regardless of his solid spring.
Admittedly, the use of words like “may” and “almost” was intentional. Though it initially doesn’t look that way, there’s still a route the Indians could take with their roster which sees Bradley playing in Cleveland this March.
It all just depends on the team’s willingness to take on the risks which come with it.