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Rajai Davis recalls Game 7 home run, the Merritts send thank-you notes

Morning news and notes for Sunday, January 15, 2017.

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Indians News

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' Trevor Bauer, Yandy Diaz, starters -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com

Although it seems that Trevor Bauer has been with the Indians for quite a while, he'll turn 26 in a couple days. As Pluto points out, he's younger than Cody Anderson and Mike Clevinger, two pitchers that are trying to still get into a major-league rotation. Pluto also passes along some comments from Carter Hawkins on both Yandy Diaz and Giovanny Urshela.

Ryan Merritt sent Indians fans thank you notes for his wedding presents | MLB.com

After Merritt's great performance in the ALCS, fans found his wedding registry (this being the Internet) and showed their appreciation by choosing some presents off it.

Indians staying in touch with free agents, including Jose Bautista | FOX Sports

As mentioned yesterday, the Indians haven't completely exited the free agent market, though they'd have to get very creative with a Bautista contract (Rosenthal mentions back-loading a potential two-year deal) to make it work.

Rajai Davis proud to be a footnote in baseball history | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Davis talks about the home run that could have, if things broke just a bit differently, had led to a World Series victory.

MLB News

Sunday Notes: Baseball Scotland, Projections, Posada, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Yes, there is a baseball league in Scotland, though it's as tiny as you might expect. Also, Laurilia looks at potential Hall of Fame catchers. I think both Jorge Posada (now on the ballot) and Ted Simmons both deserve to be in the Hall; voters have been really stingy in voting in catchers.

MLB Hot Stove: 'All-Unsigned Free Agents' team with best available free agents - CBSSports.com

There are other impact players still on the free agent market, including Matt Wieters and LGFT Luis Valbuena.

After Gunshot Wound, Former MLB Umpire Steve Palermo Was Told He'd Never Walk Again | Only A Game

Palermo was able to walk again, and just four month later threw the ceremonial first pitch before a World Series game.