There are plenty of Cleveland Indians players with something to prove this summer. Such a statement isn’t solely limited to Oscar Mercado.
Franmil Reyes needs to demonstrate that he can hold his own in the outfield. Starters Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac need to build upon last year’s rookie success. Bradley Zimmer, Greg Allen and Jake Bauers have to somehow display their worth despite likely landing on the off-site training program this summer.
When it comes to Mercado, though, the situation is different.
Casey Drottar is a Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook