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Indians News: Justin Masterson Trade Reaction, Corey Kluber pitches gem

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Masterson trade reaction, plus Klubot domination

Jason Miller

First, there was a game played yesterday:

Cleveland Indians beat Seattle, 2-0, on Corey Kluber's three-hit shutout | cleveland.com - PD recap (Hoynes)

Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians - July 30, 2014 | MLB.com CLE RecapIndians.com recap (Bastian)

Kluber decimates Mariners on 85 pitches, Indians win 2-0 (Wednesday recap) - Let's Go Tribe - LGT Recap (Kehres)

Second - reactions to yesterday's Justin Masterson trade:

Ramsey leaves behind a rare legacy for Double-A Cards - All he wanted was to leave Springfield — the Double-A Cardinals and the community — a better place. That was prospect outfielder James Ramsey's goal even before opening day.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona: 'We will never raise the white flag; that's not an option.' | cleveland.com - "We will never raise the white flag," Francona said. "That's not an option. We're going to play."

Did Cleveland Indians "dodge a bullet' by not signing Justin Masterson to $43 milion deal? | cleveland.com - Good question.

St. Louis Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Cleveland Indians - MLB - SI.com - Analysis from Jay Jaffe

Breaking down the Justin Masterson trade - ESPN - Keith Law reacts to trade (insider/pay content)

The Cardinals and Justin Masterson are a fascinating fit - SBNation.com - Justin Masterson and his big sinker are going to a team that's traditionally in love with big sinkers.

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals for prospect James Ramsey | indians.com: News - When Justin Masterson is activated from the 15-day disabled list this weekend, he'll return to the mound a member of the Cardinals. The Indians traded the sinkerballer to St. Louis on Wednesday, acquiring Double-A Springfield outfielder James Ramsey in exchange.

Cleveland Indians' rotation should improve following trade of Justin Masterson | cleveland.com - Justin Masterson was struggling so much as a member of the Indians' starting rotation, that his trade to St. Louis could actually make the rotation better.

Anthony Castrovince: Cardinals rooting for burst of brilliance from Justin Masterson | MLB.com: News - Castrovince's take on the trade.

I'm underwhelmed with the St. Louis Cardinals trade for Justin Masterson | Cheap Seats Blog | News Democrat - One reaction from Cardinals country.

Cardinals trade James Ramsey for Justin Masterson - Viva El Birdos - Reaction from the Cardinals SBN site, Viva El Birdos.

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians go "socks up' in salute to Justin Masterson | cleveland.comCorey Kluber stepped out of Justin Masterson's shadow in Wednesday night's 2-0 victory over Seattle, but not before thanking his mentor. Masterson was traded to St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon.

Masterson trade follows tough season, lack of extension | FOX Sports - Indians might not be done making moves as trade deadline nears.

Tipsheet: Experts analyze Masterson trade : Sports - Adding the former All-Star was hardly a blockbuster move for the Cardinals, but most experts figure it was worth a shot..

Also changing teams:

Cubs add pitcher Felix Doubront in deal with Red Sox | MLB.com: News - The Cubs made an addition to the pitching corps on Wednesday, acquiring Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named, and hoping the left-hander benefits from a change of scenery.