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Cleveland Indians name Corey Kluber as opening day starter

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You didn't really expect anything else did you?

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The Indians lost again yesterday, after Charles Brewer managed to convert a 4-1 lead into a 6-4 deficit in the 6th.

Indians 5, Royals 6

Indians lose to Royals, but Shaun Marcum pitches well |  Let's Go Tribe (Jason Lukehart)

Santana, Marcum star in Indians' loss to Royals | indians.com

Cleveland Indians cruise early, but fold late in 6-5 loss to Kansas City | cleveland.com

Corey Kluber is back on the mound this afternoon, where he will probably pitch around four innings against the Reds...

Indians news & notes

Kluber tabbed as Indians' Opening Day starter | indians.com

And on the subject of Kluber, he has now been officially named as the Tribe's opening day starter (Apr 6th).

Floyd faces elbow surgery; Tribe has rotation spot to fill | indians.com

To the surprise of no-one, the outlook on Floyd's 2015 season doesn't look good at all. The surgery on the refractured olecranon bone in his right elbow is scheduled for today.

Terry Francona, Brad Mills lured into water-balloon ambush: Cleveland Indians notes (photos, video) | cleveland.com

On a lighter note, Tito got pranked.

Tidbits from around MLB

Evaluating the Prospects: Detroit Tigers | FanGraphs

The Top-Five Tigers Prospects by Projected WAR | FanGraphs

Kiley McDaniel's comprehensive prospect survey reaches the Tigers, ably abetted by a complementary article from the always entertaining Carson Cistulli. The Tigers have traded away most of their farm system over the past year or so, and the cupboard is fairly bare right now.

Breaking Down the Team Payrolls | FanGraphs

Also on Fangraphs is an interesting breakdown of each team's payroll. As you probably already know, the Tribe has the lowest SP payroll and one of the lowest bullpen payrolls.

Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant breaks down his swing | FOX Sports

Top MLB prospect Kris Bryant is hitting HRs for fun in Spring Training - six already, including one off Trevor Bauer.

Zack Wheeler diagnosed with torn elbow ligament; Tommy John surgery "likely" | HardballTalk

Another day, another promising pitcher goes down with a Tommy John injury.