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Cleveland Indians waiting on Michael Brantley's health

Morning News and Notes, January 12, 2017

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Just like their fans, the Indians are waiting on Godot Michael Brantley to get healthy. Expect to keep hearing the phrase "dry swings."

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Cleveland Indians understand that seeing is believing when it comes to Michael Brantley's health | - It's a wait-and-see game, though. Brantley has taken dry swings in Cleveland this month. That's about as exhilarating as it sounds. He'll eventually have to work his way up to actual batting practice and, ultimately, some spring training action.

Indians announce broadcast schedule for spring | - Cleveland will see the World Series champion Cubs twice within its Cactus League slate, with both games scheduled to be televised.

Indians step outside comfort zone with payroll | - With a roster built to not only contend right now, but for the next few years, the Indians' ownership opted to step outside its comfort zone in an effort to seize the franchise's momentum.

Cleveland Indians Forgotten Stars: Elmer Flick - One of the best hitters of the 1900's, Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Flick was a true star. Let's remember his career on his 141st birthday.

The Indians Starting Catching Dilemma – Yan or Roberto? - Cleveland - Scout - The Indians have a tough decision to make at catcher this season in regard to which one of Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez is the "regular" catcher.

Washington returns to Explorers | Explorers | - The Sioux City Explorers announced that the club has re-signed outfielder LeVon Washington to a 2017 American Association contract. The upcoming season will be Washington’s eighth season in professional baseball and second as a member of the X’s.

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