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Trevor Bauer and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad first inning

Getting Trevor Bauer past option overload and into the second inning a high priority for the Tribe

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Cleveland Indians scribbles: Finding a way for Trevor Bauer to make it simple in first inning -- Terry Pluto (photos) | - Francona wants Bauer to start with two or three pitches early, and get those over the plate.

Trevor Bauer and the Lost Screwball | FanGraphs Baseball - One of Bauer's seven pitches is a screwball.

How well do you know the Tribe? Media guide facts about the 2015 Cleveland Indians | - The Indians' clubhouse is full of familiar faces from last season's team. But how well do you really know the Tribe?

Can Lonnie Chisenhall's five "great' swings help Cleveland Indians this year? | - Lonnie Chisenhall's 2014 season played out in extreme highs and lows. Indians manager Terry Francona is looking for more consistency from the third baseman.

The Brewer Bunch: Pitcher Charles Brewer, who hails from family of athletes, hoping to impress Cleveland Indians | - The Arizona desert is far from unfamiliar, but with new teammates and coaches, it's still a change of scenery, one he hopes gives his career a jolt.

Lefties on top present lineup dilemma for Terry Francona: Cleveland Indians quick hits | - Manager Terry Francona weighs the pros and cons of starting three left-handed hitters at the top of the lineup.

All eyes on Urshela in first big league camp after breakout '14 | - "He has a tremendous reputation of being a really good defender," Francona said. "I think I've been more wanting to watch his gait, just to make sure he's not favoring that leg. He promised us that, if he was, he'd let us know, but I also know he's a young kid in his first Major League camp."

Base ball | Clippers: Tremie again to handle, has two new coachesChris Tremie will travel to Cleveland later this week to begin discussions with the Indians about the upcoming baseball season, his third as the manager of the Columbus Clippers.

Ex-Indians Hafner, McDonald report to camp as instructors | - "Haf has been great," Francona said. "He's been coming in every morning and he asked me, 'What should I do?'

PHOTO GALLERY: Work in the Morning, play in the afternoon – Workouts and a day at the links for charity, Feb. 27 " TribeVibe - Only a few more days until the first spring game against the Reds. Before the teams took it to the diamond, they decided to raise some money for charity. -Photos by Dan Mendlik"

Around the Horn

White Sox great Minnie Minoso on integration, fan appreciation, Cuba and his HOF slight - ESPN - Extensive interview with Christina Kahrl.

Every single team has a chance ... yes, even the Phillies | FOX Sports - The Phillies are expected by most to be the worst team in baseball in 2015. But how often do those predictions really come true? Is there hope for them yet?.

Several aces may need to adjust to a low zone loss. | : Anthony Castrovince Article - Whether or not MLB starts to address the way low strikes are called after evaluating the decline in offense, big league pitchers and coaches would be wise to think ahead. Several aces who rely on keeping the ball down may have to make adjustments.

Michael Saunders to miss 5-6 weeks after surgery to remove meniscus in his left knee | HardballTalkMichael Saunders will return to the Blue Jays a lot sooner than anticipated.

MLBPA will be monitoring how Cubs handle Kris Bryant | HardballTalk - MLBPA executive director Tony Clark will be keeping a close eye on how the Cubs handle the eventual promotion of prospect Kris Bryant.

Juan Pierre officially announces his retirement | HardballTalk - Pierre was a singles-hitting, base-stealing machine.

And Finally

Remembering Leonard Nimoy and the Vulcan changeup | - How the Vulcan salute lives long and prospers as a baseball pitch grip.