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Cleveland Indians can't avoid MLB injury blight

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Injuries, injuries and more injuries, MLB players are dropping like...bees?

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Indians lost again yesterday, but the result pales in comparison to this - Brandon Moss hit a homer in his Tribe debut. Happy days!

Mariners 4, Indians 3

Brandon Moss homer not enough for Tribe | Let's Go Tribe (Jason Lukehart)

Moss arrives to Indians' lineup with a blast | indians.com

Brandon Moss homers in spring debut; Cleveland Indians lose to Seattle, 4-3, in ninth | cleveland.com

The Tribe fell behind 3-0 after both Carrasco and Chen (twice) gave up homers. A clutch hit by Gomes clawed back two runs and then Moss tied the scores before the game slipped away in the 9th. It was certainly encouraging to see Kipnis record his first hit (and walk) of the season, and the fielding wasn't too shabby for a change, highlighted by Gomes throwing out yet another stealer and Ramirez making a terrific deep play at SS.

Trevor Bauer is back on the mound tonight...

Indians news & notes

Floyd undergoing MRI | FOX Sports

After Floyd's two seasons of elbow issues, this doesn't feel like it will end well.

Offseason In Review: Cleveland Indians | MLB Trade Rumors

MLBTR's off-season journey around all 30 teams reaches the Tribe. Giovanny Urshela flies completely under their radar.

Shortstop watching better than people watching when it comes to Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com

Hoynesie revels in the Tribe's young SS talent.

Cleveland Indians Twitter hilariously trolls criticizing fan | New York Post

Second-guessing ST line-ups is pretty silly - you should at least wait until the regular season before getting bent out of shape.

Tidbits from around MLB

Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Everyone’s Loss | FanGraphs

Jeff Sullivan analyses what the potential loss of Lee and Darvish would mean for the struggling Phillies and Rangers, and for the game as a whole. "These are some of the game’s most talented artists, pitchers capable of transcending the standings when they go to work, and all this breeds is pessimism and dejection."

Denard Span out at least 4-6 weeks after second surgery | HardballTalk

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has a "minor" concussion | HardballTalk

Mark Appel of Houston Astros sits out with tightness in forearm - ESPN

...Another spring training day, a bunch more injuries to significant players.

David Price’s Curveball Experiments | FanGraphs

David Price is working on a new curveball, possibly in part to compensate for the fact that his fastball was down over 2MPH in 2013 and 2014 compared to a peak 95.5MPH in 2012.

"Mass bee genocide" outrages Royals Manager Ned Yost | The Washington Post

And on a different note, the Angels-Royals game was delayed by bees, with Ned Yost taking exception to the way the bees were dealt with.