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Indians news & notes: Michael Brantley to play Minor League game today

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News and notes: March 17, 2016

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. Michael Brantley is celebrating by playing in a Minor League game. What are you doing?

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