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Cleveland Indians Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Naquin (knee) is back in the Indians' Cactus League lineup Thursday.
Impact: The outfielder was scratched from Saturday's contest with bilateral knee soreness but appears to be over it. Manager Terry Francona has expressed his desire to hand Cleveland's everyday center fielder job to Naquin, despite his shaky numbers against left-handed pitching. The 25-year-old has about a week to cement that gig, which would give him stronger value in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
News: Goody has allowed just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out seven through seven Cactus League games.
Impact: Goody has been one of the most impressive arms this spring among the team's large stable of young guns. The Tribe picked up the deceptive reliever from the Yankees, where he had a career 2.19 ERA in the minors. Goody has done all he can to prove he's worthy of an Opening Day roster spot, and he'd be a strong relief option in most MLB bullpens. However, he's vying for a role in one of the best bullpens in the game, so he may be forced to open 2017 at Triple-A Columbus.
News: Chisenhall is slated to take on the heavy side of the platoon in right field with Brandon Guyer, Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Chisenhall has spent all six of his MLB campaigns with Cleveland, and only once has he registered more than 385 at-bats in a season. Even if Michael Brantley remains healthy, there will be a handful of Indians outfielders sharing time throughout 2017. The good news for Chisenhall's owners is that he'll continue to see time comparable to recent years -- he's averaged 125 games per season since 2014 -- and that volume is good enough to bring value in many leagues.
News: Milner, a Rule 5 pick, will likely be offered back to the Phillies in the coming days, SB Nation reports.
Impact: Milner's Cactus League stats (9.00 ERA and 1.71 WHIP) are largely inflated by an implosion against the Brewers on March 6 when he allowed five runs on three hits and two walks in one inning. Outside of that, the 26-year-old has put on a respectable show that still isn't good enough to crack one of MLB's better bullpens.
News: Manager Terry Francona said that he'd rather Clevinger provide depth as a starting pitcher from the minor leagues than break camp as a reliever, Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Clevinger logged 53 innings for the Indians last season, posting a 5.26 ERA and tallying 50 strikeouts floating between the rotation and bullpen. However, the right-hander is a starter by nature and the organization plans to keep it that way. "You need depth starters," Francona said. "You can always bring him back to the bullpen. If you put a guy in a bullpen role, it's really hard to stretch him out." That said, Clevinger has been terrible this spring in his limited time on the bump (seven runs allowed on six hits and eight walks through 5.2 innings), and the 26-year-old is destined to begin the 2017 campaign at Triple-A Columbus.
News: Discounting his spring debut, Logan has allowed just one run while striking out eight hitters in his last six Cactus League appearances (5.2 innings).
Impact: Logan's first exhibition outing (four runs on two hits and two walks) can be thrown to the wayside. The Tribe's prize bullpen acquisition has since settled in and looks more like the southpaw that held hitters to a .166 BAA over 66 games last season. Logan's role on his new team probably won't be as fantasy-relevant as it was in Colorado over the past three years, but he still can offer serviceable numbers in deep settings. If Andrew Miller or Cody Allen unexpectedly misses time, then Logan's value will get an immense boost, as well.