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Cleveland Indians News and Notes: False alarm everybody - Chief Wahoo to stay on team hats

Morning News and Notes, December 15, 2016

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

False alarm everybody. Chief Wahoo is staying on the Tribe's hats. The slow retirement of the Chief remains slow.

Cleveland Indians will keep Chief Wahoo on home and away caps for 2017 | - Despite reports to the contrary, Chief Wahoo will appear on the team's caps (blue hat, red bill) when they wear their home white uniforms. Chief Wahoo will also appear on the team's hats (blue caps, blue bills) when they wear their alternate road uniforms - blue tops, gray pants.

Other Indians News

Cleveland Indians receive competitive balance pick in 2017 June draft | - The Indians were one of eight teams to receive an extra pick between the second and third rounds. The selection order for those eight picks, according to, is 68. Arizona, 69. San Diego, 70. Colorado, 71. Indians, 72. Kansas City, 73. Pittsburgh, 74. Baltimore and 75. St. Louis.

Statcast tells story of Mike Napoli's 2016 | - The information available can, for example, show just how impressive Mike Napoli was last season, while also providing insight into why teams may be hesitant to hand him a multi-year contract.

Could Edwin Encarnacion sign with Indians? | - There could be a number of factors delaying Edwin Encarnacion's decision on where to sign. The biggest one would be the fact that the market for first basemen or designated-hitter types has diminished quickly.

Edwin Encarnacion is perfect for the Indians, but it doesn't go both ways | FOX Sports - -Plus, the brewing crazy trade deadline and assessing Greg Holland in Ken Roseonthal's latest notes.

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