Happy Contract Renewal Day, everybody. Once again, we are reminded that even finishing second in the balloting for Rookie of the Year doesn't translate to much on payday, as Francisco Lindor was one of 20 Tribe players to get his contract renewed at or near minimum.
Cleveland 5 - Chicago (NL) 3
Indians beat Cubs in Kluber, Arrieta matchup | MLB.com - Cy Young winners Jake Arrieta and Corey Kluber did not disappoint in their Cactus League matchup Wednesday. Neither pitcher served up a run, and the Indians' Giovanny Urshela greeted Arrieta's replacement, Pierce Johnson, with a leadoff home run in the third to lead Cleveland to a 5-3 victory over the Cubs.
No muss, no fuss for Corey Kluber as Cleveland Indians beat Cubs, 5-3 | cleveland.com - There was drama in the Indians' victory over the Cubs on Wednesday, but it did not involve Corey Kluber. All Kluber did was throw three scoreless innings in his second Cactus League start.
Cleveland Indians sign Francisco Lindor and 19 others to one-year deals | cleveland.com - The Indians have signed 20 players to one-year deals on Wednesday. All these players have fewer than three years in the big leagues and were not eligible for arbitration.
Fitness regimen helps Indians Roberto Perez | MLB.com --Perez's alarm buzzed at 5 a.m. each morning this past offseason. Following the events of last season, he knew something needed to change.
Indians confident in Giovanny Urshela | MLB.com - The Indians believe that Giovanny Urshela has the potential to develop into their everyday third baseman for years to come. That was the message conveyed to him after the club signed veteran Juan Uribe to handle the hot corner this season.
Cleveland’s Rotation and the Holy Grail of Strikeouts | FanGraphs Baseball - What it would take to strike out batters at a historic rate