Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti introduced that pitcher Shane Bieber has examined optimistic for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
CLEVELAND — Editor’s notice: the video within the participant above is from Feb. 12, 2021.
Cleveland Indians beginning pitcher Shane Bieber has examined optimistic for the coronavirus (COVID-19), crew president Chris Antonetti introduced on Thursday.
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Antonetti stated that Bieber examined optimistic whereas understanding in Goodyear, Arizona, the location of the Indians’ Spring Coaching facility. Antonetti stated that Bieber is at present experiencing “very, very delicate signs” and is predicted to return to camp within the subsequent few days.
Indians pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Coaching on Wednesday with their first exercise scheduled on Thursday. The crew remains to be ready for some gamers to finish the testing course of.
The 25-year-old Bieber enters 2021 because the Indians’ undisputed ace after successful the 2020 American League Cy Younger Award. In 12 begins throughout a 2020 marketing campaign that was shortened as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the right-hander amassed an 8-1 file to associate with a 1.63 ERA and 122 strikeouts, successful the primary pitching Triple Crown since Justin Verlander did so in 2011.
Following the offseason commerce that despatched Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, Cleveland will proceed to depend on Bieber as an anchor of not simply its pitching workers, however its whole roster. Requested on Thursday why he expects the Indians to proceed to compete within the American League Central Division following an offseason by which they misplaced Lindor and Carrasco, in addition to Carlos Santana and Brad Hand, Antonetti replied succinctly: “Shane Bieber and Jose Ramirez.”