The Chicago Cubs could add yet another player to their injury list prior to starting a brief two-game set against the host Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. The Cubs are trending upward following a 5-1 homestand, but center fielder Jake Marisnick is expected to land on the injured list after straining his right hamstring on Sunday. "He's played great," manager David Ross said.
The trend started toward the end of the 2020 season when Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns the Regional Sports Network that carries Indians games, could not reach new contracts with several streaming platforms and cable/satellite providers. Now Indians games are available only to select cable and satellite providers and streaming services. What it comes down to is this: The Indians are in the midst of a long-term contract with Sinclair, which has been rebranded as Bally Sports.
Plesac said on a Zoom call Friday night. "I think I just really got a good feel for what I'm trying to do with it. I'm really starting to find a good spot on the ball I'm gripping.