Francisco Lindor injures ankle during minor league game; timeframe for return is undetermined

Francisco Lindor injures ankle during minor league game; timeframe for return is undetermined
An injured Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor watches teammates from the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Source: Ross D. Franklin)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians have announced that shortstop Francisco Lindor sprained his ankle while running the bases in a minor league game on Tuesday.

The injury, which requires an MRI, will sideline Lindor for an undetermined amount of time. The MRI showed a mild to moderate left ankle sprain.

The 25-year-old All-Star was playing in the minor league attempting to rehabilitate back from a right calf strain sustained in February.

One of the team’s other stars, Jose Ramirez, was recently injured in a exhibition game after fouling a ball off his leg. His status for Opening Day is not known at this time.

The Cleveland Indians open the season Thursday in Minnesota. The first home game is scheduled for Monday, April 1 against the Chicago White Sox.

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