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Cleveland Indians draft LHP Brady Aiken with their first-round pick

Yeah, that Brady Aiken.

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The Cleveland Indians had the night off Monday, but that didn't stop the baseball world from continue to spin. The MLB Draft began, for one thing.

Tribe News

The Tribe made some waves in the draft last night by taking left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken. The 18-year-old is coming off of Tommy John surgery and was drafted by the Astros first overall last year before he failed to sign with the team and returned to an independent league. It's a high-risk, high-reward type of move that could make the front office look brilliant if it pans out. Check out Jason's profile on our newest Cleveland Indian.

We've gone global, y'all! Remember that ransom note that the Indians bullpen wrote for Brandon Moss regarding his 100th career home run ball? Well, they asked for a whole lot of Apple products (and a huge tub of lube), and it quickly went viral. Apple's CEO Tim Cook apparently noticed as well and made a note of it during Apple's WWDC yesterday. He said that Apple will pay the ransom, and buy all those bullpen players the Apple products they want. Still no word on the lube, though.

Slowly but surely the Tribe's most All-Star worthy players are making their way up the voting. As of the latest vote totals update on Monday, Jason Kipnis is third in the American League among second basemen (up from fourth), and Michael Brantley is now sixth among AL outfielders (up from seventh). The Indians have made a big push to get these two into the Midsummer Classic, and it looks like it's paying off. Now they just have to beat out the Kansas City Royals players who hold down all but two starting positions in the field.

In honor of last night's draft, Zack Meisel over on took a look back at some of the Indians' biggest hits and misses. Do Mark Lewis or Trevor Crowe ring a bell? They should remind you of pain.

Around MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks opted to use their first overall pick in this years draft to take one of the many highly-rated shortstops available. Dansby Swanson was the first of three Vanderbilt players to go in the first round.

Chris Archer is good. Like, real good. Dave Cameron at FanGraphs took an in-depth look at the Tampa Bay Rays stud ace. When he's not busy rejecting kisses from fans, he is nearly unhittable on the mound.

Astros prospect Carlos Correa made his MLB debut Monday night. Could Cleveland's own talented shortstop be arriving soon as well???