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Indians news: Corey Kluber contract talks continue

Can a long-term deal be reached between Kluber and the Indians?

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The Tribe lost to Seattle 5-2 last night, as TJ House was roughed up, allowing four runs in just three innings.  On the bright side, Carlos Carrasco pitched out of some tough jams and held the Mariners to just one run over 3 2/3 innings.

Game Recaps (Hoynes) (Bastian and Johns)

Indians News and Notes

Kluber Negotiations Continue  | - While no long-term deal has been agreed to, it appears talks will continue between the Indians and last year's AL Cy Young winner.

Swisher Staying Positive  | - Opening Day seems out of reach for Swisher, but he's staying upbeat and focusing on getting back to being 100% healthy.

Francona Looking for Lineup Balance  | - Tito enjoys flexibility, but ultimately would prefer a set lineup from game to game.

Around the League

Exhibition Game Coming to Cuba  |  Wall Street Journal - Expect exhibition games in Cuba soon, says commissioner Rob Manfred.  A game in Cuba would represent the first step toward what MLB hopes will be an expanded presence there.

Top 175 MLB Prospects  |  Minor League Ball - List from prospect guru John Sickels includes everybody's favorite SS at 12. Bradley Zimmer is pretty high too, plus appearances from Clint Frazier, Francisco Meija, and others.

Last Year in Royals Blue for Alex Gordon?  |  Kansas City Star - Gordon has a player option for 2016, but could decline it and hit the open market.  Is he a $75+ million player?