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MLB Cleveland Indians News and Notes, May 1, 2013:

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You can't stop Ryan Raburn (you can't even contain him), Mr. Lee comes to town, Jim Thome is waiting for a phone call, and beer prices around MLB.

Carlos Ruiz pleads with Roy Halladay to stop throwing gopher balls, with no avail.
Carlos Ruiz pleads with Roy Halladay to stop throwing gopher balls, with no avail.
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First, as always, news relating to the Indians:

Cleveland Indians pound out seven homers in 14-2 rout of Philadelphia Phillies | cleveland.com: Recap of yesterday's rout in the Cleveland paper of record.

Nick Swisher gets a chance to rest sore left shoulder: Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com: Nick Swisher gets a couple days off and other Indians notes from the Cleveland paper of record.

Michael Bourn playing the waiting game with injured finger: Cleveland Indians Chatter | cleveland.com: Also, if you know Jim Thome's phone number, give him a call - he's waiting for one. Best, though, if you can employ him to play baseball.

Cliff Lee ready to face Cleveland Indians for first time since trade - morningjournal.com: Cliff Lee is ready and motivated.

Akron 1B/DH Chun Chen earns Player of the Week Honors | indians.com: News: The Cleveland Indians announced that Double-A Akron 1B/DH CHUN CHEN has been named Indians Minor League Player of the Week for April 22-29.

Tangentially Tribe-related news:

Steve Melewski: Even with inconsistent outings, McFarland settles in with Orioles: TJ McFarland is the long man for the Orioles and making the best of it. He might just stick with the O's all year.

Delmon homers in first at-bat after coming off DL | MLB.com: News: Phillies DFA LGFT Ezequiel Carrera to make room for Delmon Young, who took McAllister deep in his first Phillies at bat.

Rays to activate Luke Scott, DFA Shelley Duncan - MLB Daily Dish: LGFT Shelley Duncan DFA'd to make room for Luke Scott.

And, finally:

Beer Prices At Every Major League Baseball Game [SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY] - Business Insider: At one end, Cleveland and Arizona at $4.00. Click the link to see who's at the other end.