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Mike Clevinger and Bobby Bradley receive top minor league honors

News & notes for Tuesday, January 5, 2015

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Just days after receiving the highest honor any prospect could hope for--being named to our top prospect list as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe community--Mike Clevinger won some other award. Something named after Bob Feller that means he was the best pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization last year or something.

In other news, Dan Haren took pills to stop himself from pooping while on the mound. Happy Tuesday!

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