Details of what a 2020 baseball season will look like remain mostly unknown. That said, roster expansion appears to be a sure thing in the year ahead. Per Jeff Passan of ESPN, MLB is still discussing the idea of each team having as many as 50 players available to use.
When projecting who would make the Cleveland Indians’ 50-man roster, Bobby Bradley feels like a safe bet. The team’s popular prospect was due to start 2020 in the minors, but this expansion should open the door for him to spend summer with Cleveland.
Obviously, not everyone who makes the final cut is guaranteed playing time. Most of these extra players would serve as nothing more than injury replacements.
With Bradley, Cleveland should consider a bigger role than that. Not only would it ensure he can further his development, it might also help the Indians address some significant financial hurdles on the horizon.