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Cleveland Indians Sunday News and Notes: Third Base, Rob Kaminsky's curve, and Eric Wedge heads north

11 days until pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear.

Juan Uribe is still a free agent, and the Indians could use an offense-first third baseman...
Juan Uribe is still a free agent, and the Indians could use an offense-first third baseman...
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Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' third base options and memories of Walt Williams -- Terry Pluto (photos) |

Pluto gives a comprehensive overview of the third base situation, which may be the one spot on the roster the Indians address before Spring Training. Giovanny Urshela is going to give the Indians excellent defense, but his offensive contributions are uncertain to put it mildly. If the Indians had boppers up and down the lineup you could easily go with an defense-first third baseman, but the Indians don't have that kind of lineup, which is why Juan Uribe keeps coming up.

10 free agents who could help Cleveland Indians offensively and in the bullpen |

And speaking of Juan Uribe, he's #1 on Paul Hoynes' list of free agent infielders that could help the Indians.

Sunday Notes: Seratelli’s Sayonara, Kaminsky’s Curve, Cards, ARod Managing, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Among many other bits of interesting baseball information in this piece is this: Rob Kaminsky has been working on improving his curve this winter. His curve had degraded to the point where publications were describing it as a slider.

MLB News

Looks like Mark Shapiro is getting the band back together.

Venezuela to face Mexico in Caribbean final |

Venezuela defeated Puerto Rico and Mexico defeated Cuba to get to the finals. Freddy Garciawho is retiring after the game, will pitch for Venezuela.

Baseball scout Gary Hughes reflects on career |

Hughes was the scout that recommended the Yankees draft John Elway, who of course ultimately chose to stick with football but did use the baseball option to great advantage when he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, a team he didn't want to play for.

Read the whole thing, there's a lot of interesting references to other multi-sport athletes as well.