By Mike Brandyberry
Life and baseball both can teach you valuable lessons. Sometimes in life though, it isn’t how hard you work, but who you know. In Indians farmhand Bo Greenwell’s life, who he knows has helped him work hard to achieve his goals despite serious injuries and setbacks.
Greenwell was plagued with serious injuries for a year and a half before being able to experience a clean bill of health in June with the Carolina Mudcats. Greenwell has hit .328 since being activated at the High-A level, and moved into the second spot of the batting order after leadoff hitter Tyler Holt was promoted to Double-A Akron.
“Anybody that has been around the game long enough will tell you this game is tough mentally, not just physically,” Greenwell said. “You have to be lucky to stay healthy through a full season. I’ve been lucky, but last season was just one of those seasons where I had two big injuries. It was tough mentally.”