Opening Day Delay Could Move Tyler Naquin Ahead in Race for the Indians’ Final Outfield Roster Spot

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The Cleveland Indians entered spring training with plenty of questions about their outfield. They departed it with very few answers.

Some clarity was received in a few areas. Franmil Reyes looks ready to step up as their outfield power bat. Likewise, Jordan Luplow may still need a platoon partner when a righty is on the mound.

When it comes to the fringe outfielders vying for one of the last remaining roster spots – Bradley Zimmer, Greg Allen, Jake Bauers – the situation remains cloudy.

Said situation may not be as murky anymore thanks to the delayed start to the regular season. MLB’s hiatus allows another outfielder extra time to jump into the fight.

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Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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