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Tribe News and Notes, July 5, 2012

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Jul 4, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano (52) walks across the outfield after a 12-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 4, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano (52) walks across the outfield after a 12-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Tribe gets Pronk back from disabled list | indians.com: News

"The Indians have a 14-2 record when relievers Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez all appear in the same game."

Not exactly a surprise now, but it's good to see the numbers.

Indians notes: Slumping Carlos Santana gets day off - news-herald.com

Manny Acta on the convenient timing of Shelley Duncan's paternity leave: "This gives us a day or two to think it through," said Acta of that pending roster move. "And we all know how quickly things can change in this game."

Johnny Damon's throwing out Albert Pujols is an event: Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com

"On Friday the Indians and the city of Cleveland will celebrate Larry Doby breaking the color barrier in the American League by naming Eagle Avenue "Larry Doby Way." Eagle Avenue runs just outside Progressive Field."

R.A. Dickey on "Letting the Butterfly Loose" | FanGraphs Baseball

Since the Tribe has a knuckleballer rising through through the system (Steven Wright), I thought this might interest some here. Also, check out the chart at the end: new market inefficiency to exploit?

Marlins land slugger Carlos Lee from Astros | MLB.com: News

The Marlins acquired Astros first baseman Carlos Lee and cash considerations for prospects Matt Dominguez and Rob Rasmussen, the team announced following its 7-6, 10-inning win on Wednesday.

Many Indians fans had targeted Carlos Lee as an available right-handed bat the Indians should pursue. Now the Tribe will have to look elsewhere. Who should the Indians target now?