It’s Time for the Indians to End Their Grab Bag Approach to the Outfield

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Wednesday night, for the second time this year, the Cleveland Indians started utility infielder Mike Freeman out in left field.

Ironically, this also happened to represent the second time Freeman logged more than one outfield start in a single season since 2016.

What may read as a fun quirk to some really just shows how cloudy Cleveland’s outfield remains almost a third of the way into the 2020 campaign. Over the past few weeks, the Indians have continually mixed and matched their lineup with this area of the roster, yet success has still been hard to find.

While the amount of candidates Cleveland had on hand made this assorted approach necessary early, it’s gone on long enough. It’s time for the Indians to simply pick their starting outfielders and move forward.

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

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