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John Adams is the Man (News and Notes)

Mariano Rivera tells John Adams that he is "the man" and other news from a soggy Wednesday with no Tribe baseball.

Respite. Sweet, sweet respite. No Crash Davis required.
Respite. Sweet, sweet respite. No Crash Davis required.
Jason Miller

Rivera Thanks Indians Employees For Memories " CBS Cleveland: "Where's the drummer?"

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he wouldn't be where he is today without giving up home run to Cleveland Indians in Game Four of 1997 ALDS - NY Daily News:

"Let me tell you something, if you think that ’97 was bad, I tell you, for me it was the stone where I stepped to push forward," Rivera said. "It helped me to become better. If that wouldn’t (have) happened, God only knows where I will end up.

Clippers: McDade among new faces for home opener | The Columbus Dispatch: Today is the Clippers' home opener (weather permitting), and the Dispatch profiles Mike McDade. FWIW, the Clippers used 5 bullpen arms to shut out Louisville last night after the Kluber call-up.

Indians option Carrasco, call up Kluber | News: The pitching wheel of fortune spins. O fortuna!

Cleveland Indians call up RHP Corey Kluber to face New York Yankees - ESPN: Corey Kluber wasn't needed after all. Rain at least diluted Cleveland's pitching problems for one day. He'll likely toil in the pen when/until Kazmir is ready.

Celebrate '42' but let's laud Larry Doby too | The Desert Sun | One writer thinks Larry Doby doesn't get enough credit for integrating American League.

Orioles trade reliever Luis Ayala to Braves for minor league left-handed reliever - The Orioles have traded reliever Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league left-handed reliever Chris Jones (LGFT), the team announced on Wednesday, primarily to make it easier to keep LGFT TJ McFarland.