Yesterday's Game: Minnesota 6, Cleveland 3
Cold temperatures, rain, occasional sleet, and Angel Hernandez: a recipe for miserable conditions. And the game wasn't very good either. Backup catcher Juan Centeno was the offensive star for Minnesota, hitting his first MLB home run in the 5th inning to give the Twins a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
If you're wondering why Angel Hernandez called time out during the sixth inning, it was because rain and sleet was driving into his face. After the delay Kluber hit Brian Dozier, which would lead to the Twins scoring another run.
On the good news side of the ledger, Carlos Carrasco threw a bullpen session on Friday and reported no issues, so he seems to be a couple weeks away from returning from the DL.
...and on the bad side of the ledger, Michael Brantley is back on the DL. He's scheduled to visit the surgeon who performed his offseason shoulder surgery just to make sure there's nothing wrong (and MRI didn't show anything). Michael Martinez, who can play almost anywhere on the field, has been called up. This would presumably pave the way for Jose Ramirez to play regularly in the outfield in Brantley's absence.
I've stuck this into the 'Tribe News' section because in among the other interesting MLB tidbits is an update on Brady Aiken, who is throwing off a mound in Arizona as he finishes off his Tommy John surgery rehab.
Until there's an alternative explanation, though, Ockham's Razor still applies.
Bryce Harper dropped his appeal to sit out the second game of a day-night doubleheader.