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MLB: Cleveland Indians News & Notes, 6/20/13

Perez to be "evaluated" (insert joke here), former Indian fan favorite Duane Kuiper's second career as a broadcaster, and an examination of the left-handed batter strike zone

Michael Brantley hit this here just for you, so reach for it.
Michael Brantley hit this here just for you, so reach for it.

Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians - June 19, 2013 | CLE Recap: recap

Red Sox 6, Clippers 5 (10): Early lead doesn't hold up | The Columbus Dispatch:

The game had a promising beginning for the Clippers with Trevor Bauer on the mound and the offense clicking. But Bauer was lifted with two outs in the fourth inning and a 4-0 lead. He watched from the dugout while Paolo Espino recorded the third out of the inning. Trainers did not hover around him, so it’s likely that the early exit came on orders from the parent Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has court appearance waived: ICYMI yesterday, Indians closer Chris Perez had his court appearance on drug charges moved to next month.

Carlos Santana gets extra practice behind plate: Cleveland Indians Chatter | First baseman Nick Swisher, who has not played since Saturday because of a sore left shoulder, is expected to take batting practice Friday and start against the Twins on Saturday.

Perez to be re-evaluated after Friday session | News: notes column, including latest on Chris Perez.

GRANT COHN: Giants broadcaster Kuiper calls it fun | Profile of LGFT Duane Kuiper and how he entered broadcasting.

Cleveland Indians 'Dinner on the Diamond' event returns September 13 | News: Perfect for entertaining clients, celebrating a milestone or simply enjoying a meal in a unique atmosphere, the Cleveland Indians again will hold their Dinner on the Diamond event at Progressive Field on September 13.

Full-Scale Exercise with the Cleveland Indians Tests IED Response: Cuyahoga County emergency managers share lessons learned from a simulated terrorist attack during a baseball game.

Manny Ramirez parts ways with EDA Rhinos of Taiwan league - ESPN: Manny Ramirez's team in Taiwan, the EDA Rhinos, released a statement Tuesday saying the veteran slugger will leave the team. Ramirez is expected to leave Taiwan on Thursday.

Why Does John Hirschbeck Hate Left-Handers? | FanGraphs Baseball: Dave Cameron examines the left-handed batter strike zone of John Hirschbeck in light of Josh Hamilton's terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. To add an Indians slant to this, KC was getting the same low and outside pitches called against Jason Kipnis when he stranded 8 the other day.