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Jackie Robinson Day Tribe News and Notes

MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson, Michael Bourn expected to return today and early returns on the Carlos Santana Experiment.

Curt Gunther

Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson's legacy to be honored with events across baseball | News - The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers will be celebrated throughout baseball today with ceremonies from Yankee Stadium to Vero Beach, Fla.

Jackie Robinson's son is happy to farm coffee in Tanzania. | : Chuck Culpepper Article - A world away from the California where Jackie Robinson grew up or the Brooklyn where he made his name, Jackie's son David is living in Tanzania, happy to be a coffee farmer, father, teacher and vehicle for social and global change. It's an unexpected life, but it's his.


Michael Bourn likely to join Tribe Tuesday in Detroit: Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.comMichael Bourn is expected to rejoin the Indians on Tuesday in Detroit for his first game of the season.

Indians' Carlos Santana's dedication paying off in unique role | News - An offseason idea turned Spring Training experiment is now a reality for the Tribe. In the early days of this young season, Carlos Santana is garnering the bulk of the innings at third base, hitting in the heart of the order and spelling Yan Gomes behind the plate when the catcher needs a day off. It is a unique role that no one else in the game can claim.

Indians’ Carlos Santana excels in position transition, except at the plate - News - Ohio - Another view of the transition.

A phone call to remember: Indians players reflect on how they learned they had been traded to Cleveland | - Indians players reflect on where they were when they found out they had been traded.

Why no buzz about Asdrubal Cabrera's potential departure? Hey, Hoynsie! | - People were upset when the Indians didn't re-sign Justin Masterson, but no one has shed many tears about the potential departure of All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. As always, read comments at your own peril.

Down on the Farm

Bernie Pleskoff: Indians pitching prospect Austin Adams has power arm suited for bullpen | News - There are times a scout only gets to see a player for a brief period of play. I got to see Cleveland Indians pitcher Austin Adams only once during this past Spring Training. But it was enough for me to sit up and take notice. I think Adams is a pitcher to remember, one with a bright future for the Tribe.

Clippers: Carson happy he’s still in organization | The Columbus Dispatch - Bad weather in April is nothing new to Carson, who is in his second season with the Clippers and his 13th as a professional.

Baseball: Armstrong dealing in Akron - Local - Sun JournalShawn Armstrong toed the rubber in the ninth inning Sunday – his fourth appearance for the Akron RubberDucks, the Double-A Minor League Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.