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MLB: Tribe July 5 News, Notes and Open Thread

Manny is back stateside, Ron v Yan continues, Lance Berkman buys a fire truck and more

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Ed Zurga

I hope everyone had a happy 4th. I've been traveling and at family events in Milwaukee the last couple days and didn't even open my laptop to get on the Internet. I read the recaps and all I can say is what the hell just happened in Kansas City? Seriously. What the hell?

Manny Ramirez reports to the Round Rock Express: Ramirez could play for the Triple-A affiliate as early as Sunday.

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon recovering: Cleveland Indians Chatter | The Royals will watch Gordon for a couple of days and run him through MLB's concussion test. At the moment, it doesn't look like he'll have to go on the seven-day disabled list created especially for players with concussions.

Q&A: Pat Tabler on the 1980s Cleveland Indians | FanGraphs Baseball: For those who were around at the time and those who weren't.

Sleep doesn't come easily to Francona - Cleveland Indians - Ohio: What Terry Francona did instead of sleeping.

Tigers to activate Matt Tuiasosopo, option Avisail Garcia to Triple-A - Detroit makes roster move to prepare for Tribe.

Shawn Windsor: As second half of season begins, first-place Detroit Tigers could still be better | Detroit Free Press | The view from Detroit

Bats, Hamilton coming to Huntington Park | The Columbus Dispatch: ICYMI - Blake Wood assigned to rehab in Columbus and Nobody hits the 7-day DL

OP woman wins $25K after Royals’ grand slam | Lorenzo Cain's grand slam was awful for the Tribe, but lucky for a woman in Overland Park, KS.

Seattle Mariners trade candidate: Oliver Perez - Lookout Landing: Lookout Landing speculates that Cleveland might be the next home of Oliver Perez.

Ron Gardenhire takes issue with Yan Gomes, Terry Francona isn't apologizing: More on Ron v Yan

Rangers' Berkman to donate fire truck to West | Dallas - Fort Worth: Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman is donating a fire truck to the town of West that was devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in April..