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Indians 3B Giovanny Urshela expected to be ready for spring training
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/28/15) Indians third base prospect Giovanny Urshela, who sprained a knee ligament in a Venezuelan winter league game in November, should be ready for spring training, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Urshela, 23, is considered the most skilled defensive third baseman in the organization.
He likely will begin the season at Triple-A Columbus, but "could get a look" if Lonnie Chisenhall falters, the paper said.
Indians' Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/21/14) Indians infielder Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery on his knee, according to MLB.com.
Urshela sprained his PCL, but the injury isn't as serious as expected. He should be ready to go for the start of 2015.
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|2014 Summary: Giovanny Urshela returned to repeat Double-A Akron to begin the season, but it only took a month for the Indians' prospect to earn a promotion to Triple-A Columbus. The move up a level did little to stop the power breakout Urshela began in Akron (five home runs in 90 at-bats), as he belted 13 home runs and 27 doubles in 395 at-bats. Urshela also batted .276 and made only five errors in 98 games at third base.
Playing time status: It is doubtful that Urshela will break camp with the Indians, but he could be a viable candidate to take over the third base job by midseason. It also remains to be seen if Urshela's progress will be slowed by an offseason knee injury, though he is expected to avoid surgery.
2015 Outlook: Though Urshela could provide a decent amount of power for a third baseman, his lack of guaranteed playing time and limited batting average upside makes him strictly a late-round option in AL-only leagues and dynasty formats.
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