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Cleveland Indians News: Brandon Moss comes up big against A's

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Plus, Trevor Bauer gets a visit from the police

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Indians fell to the A's yesterday. Brandon Moss performed as advertised. Danny Salazar? Not so much.

Recaps

Danny Salazar struggles as Indians lose to A's - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians were 3-2 losers to the Oakland A's in Wednesday's Cactis League action. Brandon Moss homered and tripled against his former team, but starter Danny Salazar failed to survive the 2nd inning.

Brandon Moss enjoys homecoming, but Oakland A's beat Cleveland Indians, 3-2 | cleveland.com - Brandon Moss tripled and homered against the A's on Wednesday. The A's traded him to the Indians in December. Danny Salazar struggled.

Moss brings big bat in first matchup with former team | indians.com - Indians designated hitter Brandon Moss showcased familiar power against his former A's team Wednesday, finishing with a triple and a homer in three at-bats at Hohokam Stadium.

Other Tribe News

Cleveland Indians, Corey Kluber sign one-year deal; will there be a next step? | cleveland.com - Is there a multiyear contract with the Indians in Corey Kluber's immediate future?

Bauer pranked by Goodyear police after Cubs' homer barrage | indians.com - As the Indians started their morning meeting, members of the Goodyear Police Department were there to inform him that the balls hit by the Cubs' Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant were found, and that they were returning them to him.

Know Your Enemy: Cleveland Indians - Bleed Cubbie Blue - The Cubs will face the Tribe at home and on the road this year.

Cactus League Journal: A Trip to Goodyear Ballpark is Worth Every Mile | NBC Chicago - Worth the Drive is hitting the road and travelling a bit further than usual as we take a trip around the Cactus League in Phoenix, Arizona. Today's journey takes us to Goodyear Ballpark.

Mediating projections, Part II: T.J. House - Beyond the Box Score - 2014 saw the Cleveland southpaw post solid numbers. Will 2015 bring more of the same, or a complete meltdown? We'll find out.

'Hyper guy' Swisher finds long knee rehab a tough grind | indians.com - Nick Swisher went more than a decade in the Major Leagues without a significant injury before his 2014 season was shut down after an August surgery on both knees, so this is new territory for him as he works his way back to full health this spring.

Cleveland Indians announce name of Progressive Field’s new two-story bar: ‘The Corner’ " TribeVibe - New two-story, indoor-outdoor bar features dramatic views of the field and city, nearly 40 taps of craft and domestic beers, fire pit on rooftop deck. Bar interior design will feature wood and more elements from the Columbus Road Bridge in the Flats, as preserved by local company Rustbelt Reclamation

Around the Horn

Will Ferrell will helicopter in to play all 9 positions at Cactus League games Thursday - The Washington Post - Comedian will field for the cycle (but not with the Indians).

Will Ferrell will play in Spring Training games. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article - In my opinion, the best reason to be a celebrity is that if you really want to, they will let you play baseball. And that's exactly what Will Ferrell is going to do on Thursday when he visits five Cactus League locations and plays every position on the field.

The pitchers with the best chance of winning 20 games. | SportsonEarth.com : AJ Cassavell Article - Pitcher wins might not mean much anymore, but there's still something special about an individual winning 20 games. Last season, three hit that number. This year's contenders include the usual suspects plus some darkhorses.

No Sale: White Sox say lefty won't be ready for Opening Day | MLB.com - Chris Sale will not be making his third straight Opening Day start, per comments made by White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams on a Wednesday-morning MLB Network appearance.

Second opinion agrees that Rangers ace Yu Darvish needs Tommy John surgery | HardballTalk - Dr. James Andrews looms as the third opinion.