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Indians news and notes: Tribe gets competitive balance pick in 2017 draft

Morning news & notes for Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Oregon State's Logan Ice (OSU Athletics)

There’s one fairly large Cleveland Indians story at the moment, but our own Matt Lyons has a full post on it coming a bit later today. So I won’t steal his thunder; instead, here are some other stories from around baseball.

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Indians adjust uniform plan for 2017 | MLB

...alright, so I’ll steal a little thunder. The Cleveland Indians are altering their uniforms for next season...slightly. Be on the lookout for Matt’s full analysis later on today. But for now, you can see the mock-ups for what to expect in 2017.

Cleveland Indians receive competitive balance pick in 2017 June draft |

In the 2016 June draft, the Indians had pick #72 in the Lottery B round, which they used to choose catcher Logan Ice (pictured above). Next June, Cleveland will now have the #25, #64, and now the #71 picks overall in the 2017 amateur draft.

Want to start a bullpen revolution? Just clone Cleveland Indians lefty Andrew Miller |

Between Terry Francona’s use of Andrew Miller and Dave Roberts’ use of Kenley Jansen in the 2016 postseason, there may be a shift coming in regards to how managers deploy their best relievers out of the bullpen.

World Series, Adele dominate ticket resale marketplace in 2016 |

I’m sure the majority of Adele tickets were bought by folks from Chicago as well.

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