Lindor was evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday by Dr. Mark Schickendantz, who confirmed the moderate strain. The injury occurred last weekend and Lindor informed Indians head athletic trainer James Quinlan about the discomfort on Monday after the soreness failed to subside.
Linder, 25, is expected to resume Major League game activity in seven to nine weeks, which would put his return between March 27 and April 10. Obviously based on this, his availability for Opening Day is in question.
The three-time All-Star has started the rehab process and will be examined daily this spring.