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Indians News and Notes: Picking up Carlos Santana option a "no brainer" for Indians

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Morning News and Notes, Saturday, September 17, 2016

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Yea, the Indians pummeled the Motor City Kitties. And it looks like Yan Gomes really is done for the season for real this time with a wrist injury.  But I want to talk about Carlos Santana. You know, the guy whom many Indians fans find worthless and not a good hitter because he doesn't hit for a high average and all he does is walk and hit home runs.  Baseball insider Jon Heyman, in his notes column a couple days ago in an obscure baseball corner called "Today's Knuckleball" quoted an Indians source saying that picking up Santana's $12 million option for next year is "a no brainer." So, it looks like Lando Carlossian will be sticking around Cloud City for at least another year so that Indians fans can continue to willfully misunderstand just how good he is at the baseball.

Cleveland 11 - Detroit  4

Cleveland rocks Detroit 11-4 - Let's Go Tribe - Offense was the name of the game tonight

Indians beat Tigers, cut magic number to nine | MLB.com - Napoli belted a home run, came through with an improbable ground-rule double and reached base four times to help power the Tribe's offense.

Cleveland Indians inch closer to division crown with 11-4 win over Detroit Tigers | cleveland.com - Every time the Tigers have threatened the Indians' division lead, Cleveland has pulled away. Every time Detroit carved into the Tribe's lead on Friday night, the Indians followed the same pattern.

Other Indians News

Heyman - Santana option will be picked up - The Indians will exercise Carlos Santana’s $12-million team option, says Jon Heyman. A "no brainer" for the Indians, one person close to the situation called it

Indians' Yan Gomes injures wrist in Minors | MLB.com - On Friday, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that Gomes sustained a non-displaced fracture in his right wrist after being hit by a pitch in his final Minor League rehab game on Wednesday.

The hits keep coming for Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes, who has a fractured bone in his wrist | cleveland.com - Gomes was expected to meet with a specialist on Friday evening before the Indians determine an official course of action for the catcher.

Mike Napoli hits unique ground-rule double | MLB.com - As Upton stood in the outfield grass, the baseball bounced on the warning track, shot up over the wall and sneaked through the black railing above the yellow line atop the 19-foot barrier.

Longtime Indians fan Jacque Mazey shows her loyalty by crocheting 48 afghans for players, staff - Indians - Ohio -
More on the team knitter and her visit to the ballpark last night,

Party at Napoli’s: How an $8 shirt with iron-on letters became the Indians’ rallying cry - Indians - Ohio - Nate Crowe, a 37-year-old Parma native and Streetsboro resident, invested $30 and had it delivered to Mike Napoli in the Progressive Field clubhouse. But since the Indians first baseman/designated hitter wore the shirt for a postgame interview after his walk-off sacrifice fly beat the Kansas City Royals on June 2, Crowe’s "Party at Napoli’s" slogan has raised more than $120,000 for Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

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