The Cleveland Indians might be using their farm system a little too literally these days.
Before the Tribe hosted Baltimore on Wednesday, Justin Masterson livened up batting practice by bringing a live chicken to Progressive Field to help shag some balls in the outfield. The pitcher remained mysterious about how he obtained the bird, but it is reportedly a gift for relief pitcher Cody Allen, and it has been named “Cody.”
Check out the newest member of the Indians hanging out with Cleveland’s starting pitchers below.
It's a, well, interesting day at Progressive Field. Yes, that is a live chicken in the outfield shagging flies. http://t.co/fKTHeG5LIA—
Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 04, 2013