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MLB: Cleveland Indians News & Notes 7/11/13

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Not the answer yesterday
Not the answer yesterday
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Tribe rookie Danny Salazar ready for big-league debut: Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com: "I've been working hard every day, waiting for this moment," rookie starter Danny Salazar said Wednesday. "I'm ready for this."

Salazar primed for his Major League debut | indians.com: News: Indians.com notes column.

The Black Keys Sponsor Ohio Little League Team :: Music :: News :: Paste ICYMI yesterday - A little league team in West Akron, Ohio just landed the coolest endorsement of its very little career: one from the Black Keys.

Matt Garza is probably not in the Cubs' long-term plans. | SportsonEarth.com : Marc Normandin Article - Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had a vision for the Cubs when they took over, and while having Matt Garza around makes every fifth day easier to stomach in the short term, they're playing a long game. The pitcher will probably be in another uniform in weeks, or even days.

Police find pot, smoking pipes and bud grinders in home of Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez, records show | cleveland.com - Police found two marijuana pipes, a bong, a small amount of pot and two bags of marijuana roaches, as well as two grinders and a push rod in the basement of a home rented by Indians pitcher Chris Perez.

John Rocker says steroids, PEDs made for 'better game' - ESPN - LGFT John Rocker, who always has an opinion, said in a radio interview that PED use in Major League Baseball helped it transform into a more appealing sport.

Rob Oller commentary: Swisher a good dude bein’ himself, bro | The Columbus Dispatch - Nice profile of Nick Swisher from the Dispatch.

Guy Cipriano: Preston Guilmet reaches the majors — and sees a familiar coach - news-herald.com - Mickey Callaway is a very familiar sight to many Tribe minor leaguers.

Notes: Pronk plunked by pitching machine - Yankees Blog - ESPN New York - Really. I'm not making this headline up.

The Trenton Thunder's beloved bat dog retires. | SportsonEarth.com : Howard Megdal Article - Chase, a talented and endlessly loved Golden Retriever, has been performing bat boy duties for the Trenton Thunder since 2002. He died on Monday.