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Cleveland Indians Don't Know - Third Base!

The Cleveland Indians still unsure about third base, Zach Walters is in a car accident, and it's Enter Sandsman in Chicago.

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Tribe-Related

Indians weighing options with Urshela at third | indians.com - The Indians are not entirely sure what they have yet in third baseman Giovanny Urshela. The Tribe has two options: roll the dice and hand him the keys to the hot corner for Opening Day, or search for a temporary solution for third in its effort to boost the offense and inject a little more predictability into the lineup.

Indians' Zach Walters involved in car accident | indians.com - The Indians have indicated that infielder Zach Walters is doing fine in the wake of a recent car accident.

Indians GM Mike Chernoff holiday Q&A | indians.com - Chernoff took a break from shopping for an impact bat to help Cleveland's lineup in order to discuss the holiday season in a recent interview with MLB.com.

LGFT

Scott Barnes signs with Chicago Cubs | masslive.com - LGFT Scott Barnes was signed to a minor league contract by the Chicago Cubs on Friday, according to CBS Sports.

Yankees sign Vinnie Pestano and three others to minor league deals - Pinstripe Alley - The Yankees have signed Vinnie Pestano, Cesar Puello, Sebastian Valle, and Richard Bleier to minor league deals.

Tigers Agree To Terms With Six Players On Minor League Contracts For 2016 Season « CBS Detroit - The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club has agreed to terms on minor league contracts for the 2016 season with six players, including Dustin Molleken, who spent 2014 in Columbus.

Around the Horn

Joc Pederson’s Ugly Second Half | FanGraphs Baseball - Pederson’s line-drive rate dropped from 18% to 14% from the first half to the second half, his infield-fly percentage went from 10% to 23%, and his soft-contact percentage moved from 15% up to 29% in the second half.

Signing Mike Leake was a shrewd move for Cards. - Cardinals fans started the season with dreams of David Price and Jason Heyward. Instead, it's late December, and the team's big addition is durable, dependable right-hander Mike Leake. And that's OK. Leake is exactly what St. Louis needs in 2016.

The Most Valuable Relievers, In Retrospect | FanGraphs Baseball - Not Cody Allen.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is latest victim of Mets' elf curse | FOX Sports - As if just being a Met was not a curse in and of itself.

Dodgers to honor Jackie Robinson with statue in 2016 | FOX Sports - About time.

Even Pete Rose’s record hit is mired in lies | NBC SportsWorld - There's not much honesty around Pete Rose, not even the record that defines his career, says JoePos.