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Cleveland's top prospect impresses on and off the field, plus churro dogs!

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Recaps

Cleveland Indians get first win of Cactus League season - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians were 4-2 winners over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday afternoon in Goodyear. T.J. House made a good first appearance of the spring, throwing two perfect innings, while Carlos Moncrief and Francisco Lindor led the Tribe offense.

Carlos Moncrief goes 4-for-4 as Cleveland Indians beat Cincinnati Reds, 4-2 | cleveland.comJosh Tomlin gave up two runs in his two-inning outing, while T.J. House followed with two scoreless innings Wednesday against the Reds. Tomlin and House are two of the candidates for the fifth spot in the Indians rotation.

House, Tomlin make debut bids for rotation as Indians win | indians.com - The Indians and Reds had their rotation competitions on display on Wednesday afternoon, when the Indians picked up a 4-2 Cactus League victory in the second game in as many days between the clubs at Goodyear Ballpark.

Other Tribe News

Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn has a number of hurdles to clear -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin | cleveland.com - The Cleveland Indians are hoping for big things from Michael Bourn this season. The last two years suggest they should mix in a prayer, too.

Just how much outfield depth do the Cleveland Indians actually have? Zack Meisel's musings | cleveland.com - It's a cloudy picture, for sure. But having depth sure beats the contrary.

Cleveland Indians add local favorites Great Lakes and Dynomite to Right Field District | FOX Sports - Two more local restaurants will be a part of the fare of the newly-renovated Right Field District at Progressive Field in 2015.

Lindor continues to amaze on and off the field for Indians | FOX Sports - "When I wear the jersey I have the Cleveland Indians on my chest but I have my dad's name (on the back). I don't want to embarrass them. I want to do things right. That way when they go to sleep at the end of the night they feel like they did a good job."

Francisco Lindor and other subplots surface in Cleveland Indians' 4-2 win over Reds (photos, video) | cleveland.com - Francisco Lindor and Carlos Moncrief do what prospects are supposed to do in spring training as the Indians beat the Reds, 4-2. Josh Tomlin and T.J. House, meanwhile, enter the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez attempting to conquer his biggest hurdle: the English language | cleveland.com - Ramirez, a native of the Dominican Republic, has been working on his English ever since he arrived at the big league scene a year and a half ago. It remains a work in progress.

Kluber latest Indian to come down with stomach bug | indians.comCorey Kluber is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut against the Dodgers on Saturday, but the Indians will monitor the pitcher closely over the next few days due to a bout with a stomach bug.

Around the Horn

Video: AL Central is tougher in 2015 | MLB.com - MLB.com's Matt Waymire and Jeff Nelson examine the AL Central division, break down each team's strengths and who they expect to prevail

The D-backs will be serving a Churro Dog, yes, a Churro Dog at Chase Field this season | MLB.com - Your latest in ballpark cuisine.

Importance of Market Size, Attendance and TV Revenue on Payroll | FanGraphs Baseball - Fun with scatter graphs.

Which MLB teams had the most roster turnover? | SportsonEarth.com : Cy Brown Article - Roster turnover can mean different things for different teams. Sometimes it moves an organization in the right direction. Sometimes it sets them back. Here are the MLB teams with the most and least roster turnover since last season's Opening Day.