Tyler Naquin is the story of Indians camp so far. Who doesn't like it when a player receives an unexpected opportunity and seizes it with both hands and does not let go? Naquin has the potential to make Abraham Almonte a footnote in Cleveland Indians history, and wouldn't it be nice if he did?
Arizona 7 - Cleveland 5
Long game for Corey Kluber and 5 things we learned about the Cleveland Indians on Friday | cleveland.com - Kluber allowed six runs, four earned, on 13 hits as the Indians fell to Arizona, 7-5, at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jake Lamb drives in 3 as D-backs beat Indians | MLB.com - Right-hander Shelby Miller pitched into the seventh inning, third baseman Jake Lamb knocked in three runs and the D-backs picked up a 7-5 Cactus League victory over the Indians and their ace Corey Kluber on Friday afternoon at Salt River Fields.
Tyler Naquin will begin season with Indians | MLB.com - "I'm speechless, man," Naquin said. "This only happens one time, so I still really don't have any words. It's a really cool situation for me and my family -- the opportunity to be able to help out, to help the Indians win a championship, to be a part of something special."
Thatcher is not on Indians' Opening Day roster | MLB.com - The Indians are not sure they can afford to carry a strict left-handed specialist, leading to some tough news for non-roster invitee Joe Thatcher. Manager Terry Francona informed the veteran left-hander that he will not be on the 25-man roster to open the season.
Who should really be starting at third base for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - Fans have questions and, inexplicably, many want Hoynsie to answer them.
Cleveland Indians likely to start season with 5 outfielders, 7 relievers with Michael Brantley's status in question | cleveland.com - The Indians' consideration for hauling five outfielders back to Cleveland stems from Michael Brantley's uncertain status.
Q&A: Kurt Schloss, vice president, concessions, Cleveland Indians - Crain's Cleveland Business - With Opening Day (April 4) right around the corner, Crain’s chatted with Kurt Schloss, the Indians’ vice president of concessions, about the new additions and how he would spend $20 at the ballpark.
Cleveland Indians to expand fan safety plans at Progressive Field in conjunction with MLB’s Fan Safety Initiative " TribeVibe - The Cleveland Indians have announced that the club will comply with Major League Baseball’s recently announced Fan Safety Initiative this season at Progressive Field. Those plans include expanding the existing safety netting at the ballpark to meet recommendations set forth by the commissioner’s office.
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