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Brad Grant promoted to Cleveland Indians senior director of amateur scouting

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Morning news and notes for Friday, December 16, 2016.

Minor League Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Scottsdale Scorpions at Glendale Desert Dogs Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s really cold. And what’s worse, there’s no more hot stove to keep us warm. Edwin Encarnacion rumors have dried up for now, no trades seem like they are on the horizon, and Mike Dunn is getting overpaid.

It’s not a very exciting time right now for baseball, so let’s make this N&N short and sweet.

Indians news

Tribe promotes 3, hires 3 in scouting department, MLB - Congratulations to Brad Grant, who has served the Indians organization for the past 23 years, on his promotion to senior director of scouting. With his promotion, several other scouts were bumped up as well, including Junie Melendez to regional supervisor and Andrew Krause to area scouting supervisor.

How the new MLB labor agreement might affect the Tribe, Burning River Baseball - For the average viewing the new labor agreement probably won’t change much, but it does some behind-the-scenes things for the Indians.

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