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Indians, Columbus Clippers, extend working agreement

As an Indians fan in Columbus, I am thankful. Plus, more on Marcell Ozuna.

Tribe-Related

Clippers, Indians Announce Two-Year Extension on Player Development Contract | Columbus Clippers News - Ken Schnacke, Clippers President & GM: "We are delighted to take this opportunity to add two more years to our relationship with the Cleveland Indians, taking us contractually through the 2018 season, at which time will mean we have been together for ten seasons since we moved to Huntington Park. "

Cleveland Indians, Columbus Clippers extend player development deal through 2018 | cleveland.com - The player development agreement between the Indians and Class AAA Columbus has worked well for both teams and cities.

Indians acquire Kirby Yates in trade with Rays | MLB.com - Cleveland acquired right-hander Kirby Yates from Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations. In order to add Yates to the 40-man roster, Michael Choice was designated for assignment.

Why didn't Cleveland Indians protect Hector Rondon in Rule 5 draft? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - in which a fan asks about a transaction from the past.

Kenny Lofton-produced movie, 'My First Miracle' to screen in Euclid | cleveland.com - Former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton, co-owner of a film and television production company, will be back in town for a screening of "My First Miracle."

Around the Horn

ICYMI, LGFT Dave Roberts is the new manager of the LA Dodgers.

How new Dodgers manager Dave Roberts emerged as a leader at every stop - Two of Dave Roberts’ first baseball coaches agree: the Dodgers’ new manager is a born leader.

Willie Mays receives Medal of Freedom from President Obama - SFGate - Willie Mays accepted the nation’s highest civilian honor at the White House on Tuesday, as President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Oakland A's trade for Astros' Jed Lowrie | MLB.com - The A's added a familiar face to their infield Wednesday, swinging a deal with the Astros for veteran Jed Lowrie while giving up Minor League right-hander Brendan McCurry.

One Marcell Ozuna for Sale | FanGraphs Baseball - What does happen, sometimes, is that a team gets tired of a player, and expresses a willingness to trade him, and the negative opinion doesn’t matter, because what matters is the market’s demand, and the market just wants to know if a player is good or not.

Is Ozuna the next Cespedes? | FOX Sports - Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has the tools and the potential to be a Yoenis Cespedes type player. If the Mariners can steal him from the Marlins, new GM Jerry DiPoto could have a huge piece to hang his hat on.

Major League Baseball is making progress in discussions with London officials about hosting a regular-season series there as early as the 2017 season, a source with knowledge of the talks confirmed to FOX Sports on Tuesday night | FOX Sports - Regular-season games would likely be played in Olympic Stadium, could happen as early as 2017

David Ortiz’s Hall of Fame case full of complicated factors | NBC SportsWorld - David Ortiz will retire in historic company, but the Boston Red Sox slugger has the most complicated Hall of Fame case in years.