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MLB: Cleveland Indians News and Notes, 6/6/13: Happy Draft Day

It's draft day, everybody. Plus, remember Daisuke Matsuzaka? He might be pitching with Columbus next week.

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Mud Hens 9, Clippers 4: Searching for answers | The Columbus Dispatch

First baseman Matt LaPorta is missing the two-game Toledo trip to have his surgically repaired left hip examined by doctors.Daisuke Matsuzaka is pitching a simulated game on Friday in hopes of rejoining the rotation after spending six weeks on the disabled list because of a strained oblique, and veteran left-handed reliever J.C. Romero is one passed physical away from signing a minor-league contract with the Cleveland Indians that will allow him to pitch for the Clippers.

Cleveland Indians Decide Against Wearing Questionable Fourth of July Ballcap (Photo) | MLB | New Era accidentally releases images of hats rejected for wear by Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland Indians seeking 'best player available' with fifth pick in MLB draft | The Indians hold the fifth pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Rounds 1-2 unfold Thursday night. The 40-round draft concludes Saturday.

Plenty of top talent available for Tribe at No. 5 | News: With the fifth-overall selection in what is considered a balanced Draft at the top of the board, the Indians will no doubt have numerous talented options to choose from when it is their turn to pick.

Francona: Reynolds' slump not due to position shift | News: Indians manager Terry Francona does not believe there is any correlation between Mark Reynolds' recent slump in the batter's box and his move to third base on the field.

Lake County Captains outfielder Logan Vick and reliever Louis Head to play in Midwest League All-Star Game | Vick, who will be an All-Star Game starter, and Head were both picked by the Indians in the 2012 draft.

Pack pitcher Braden Shipley, one of nation's top prospects, ready to cash in on MLB draft | Reno Gazette-Journal | Several mock drafters link Shipley with the Tribe

Meggie Zahneis: 'Supermannahan' takes act to Cincy | News: LGFT Jack Hannahan has gracefully adjusted from his starting role with the Tribe to a utility position in Cincinnati, bringing with him a legend all his own.