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MLB: Indians News & Notes 8/15/13 - Let's See That Again Edition

MLB discusses expanding replay, Trader Dayton strikes again, and there's a Shane Spencer impersonator on the loose. Also, the Leandro Linares era begins.

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Game-winning trot? Not.
Game-winning trot? Not.
Hannah Foslien

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins - August 14, 2013 | CLE Recap - Yesterday's recap from

Jason Giambi in favor of more replay: Cleveland Indians chatter | - MLB owners will soon be presented with a plan for the expansion of replay in 2014. Veteran Jason Giambi says it's something the game needs.

MLB close to decision on replay expansion - Commissioner Bud Selig, who was presented a comprehensive study of expanded instant replay, could announce as early as Thursday whether Major League Baseball is prepared to implement all-encompassing replay.

Royals acquire Bonifacio in trade with Blue Jays | KSN TV - Trader Dayton strikes again.

Former New York Yankee victimized by hoaxster claiming he used steroids | Baseball | Sports | Toronto Sun - A man pretending to be LGFT outfielder Shane Spencer went on record this week saying he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Time to rethink baseball's postseason format?St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright could end up on the second-best team in the major leagues this season but — with his team battling the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League Central — could be on a division runner-up.

Gomes proving to be top-notch backup catcher | News - Offensively, Yan Gomes has undoubtedly been the Indians' best hitter over the past month. Defensively, he's rock solid behind the plate while providing relief to starter Carlos Santana.

Indians sign Cuban righty Linares to Minors deal | News - The Indians signed Cuban right-hander Leandro Linares to a Minor League contract on Wednesday, and he has reported to the team's player development complex in Goodyear, Ariz.

How the Cardinals keep winning and winning. | : The St. Louis Cardinals are winning consistently at the Major League level -- while also building the strongest farm system in baseball. How? The answer lies in the all aspects of the team, including analytics and scouting, work together harmoniously.

Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig don't care about "the RULES." | : Follow a team for a season and you'll become intimately familiar not only with the RULES, but the frequent Victorian fainting couch trips that follow transgressions against the RULES. But Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig don't care about "the RULES."