Baseball division president Chris Antonetti said Thursday Bieber only dealt with very mild symptoms of the virus. Antonetti expects Bieber, who trained at the team’s training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, will be joining the club in the next few days.
Antonetti would not disclose if Bieber tested positive.
The team’s pitchers and catchers reported earlier this week, and the Indians will have their first full-roster training session on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Bieber was dominant last season and led the league in 12 starts with wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). Bieber has gone between 34 and 14 for the past three seasons.