"Throw hard, throw strikes. be healthy," said Trevor Bauer yesterday, and these words are a good reminder that Spring Training is only partly about winning the game. It's also about putting in the work and surviving the ordeal unscathed. So far, so good (knock on wood).
Health is the key to Mike Napoli's season as well, as he opens up about his struggles overcoming a sleep disorder.
Cleveland 5 -- Chicago (AL) 5
Indians, White Sox tie in Spring Training game | MLB.com - Friday afternoon's Cactus League game between the Indians and White Sox at Camelback Ranch ended in a 5-5 tie.
Indians 5, White Sox 5: Trevor Bauer gives up two homers in tie against White Sox - Indians - Ohio - Trevor Bauer was not too concerned about giving up two homers in two innings. "Throw hard, throw strikes, be healthy," the Indians right-hander said after his first spring training outing, a 5-5 tie with the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Mike Napoli thankful for Indians' faith in him | MLB.com - "It got to a point to where I was like, 'I don't even know if I can go through this anymore and still play baseball,'" Napoli said. "It was really getting at me. You could tell, in 2014 and '15, it was brutal. But I took the right actions so I could try to get better."
For Terry Francona, Mike Napoli came to Cleveland Indians with one critical ringing endorsement | cleveland.com - "He came recommended from Dustin Pedroia about as highly as you can [recommend]," Francona told reporters on Friday. "If you're a player, I don't know if you could have a better reference."
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor provides everything - SweetSpot- ESPN - Lindor worked out daily in Orlando, Florida, with a group consisting of Barry Larkin, Rickie and Jemile Weeks, Dee Gordon and younger brother Nick Gordon, a Minnesota Twins prospect.
Indians shortstop Lindor signs deal with Topps Authentics | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune - Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has signed an exclusive multiyear deal with Topps Authentics, Topps announced in a news release Thursday morning.
Cleveland Indians hoping for sock-cess this season " TribeVibe - It seems that fans have taken a shine to the new socks that Tribe players are wearing in Goodyear.
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