The race for the everyday centerfield job just got blown wide open following news today that Abraham Almonte would miss a sizable chunk of the season after it was found that Almonte failed a drug test.
The team said that they “are disappointed” in the team’s official statement.
At first blush, it seems like Rajai Davis is the immediate frontrunner to man the middle for the time being. And new signee Wil Veneble immediately finds himself in the running for a job in left; keeping the seat warm for a rehabbing Michael Brantley.
Suddenly, the battle for the outfield spots has become much more intriguing.