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Danny Salazar does not belong in the bullpen

Indians news and notes for Monday, January 2, 2017

MLB: Cleveland Indians-Spring Training Media Day Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Have you ever played wiffleball in the snow? It’s amazing. Here’s to trying that this week!

News and Notes

Should the Indians move Danny Salazar to the bullpen |

No. Nope. Nada. No way.

Everybody’s favorite, Paul Hoynes, tackles this question (correctly, I might add) and others in his weekly column. From Hoynes:

The thing to remember is if you put Salazar in the pen, who do you replace him with? There's no one in the system with Salazar's stuff and velocity. The cost to go out and get a starter to match his credentials would be high.

Blue Jays reportedly considering Brett Gardner, not Bautista | Hardball Talk

The rumor mill isn’t done with Jose Bautista just yet.

Royals facing plenty of questions heading into 2017 | Royals Review

Are they cutting payroll and going to make more big trades? Who’s going to be their designated hitter? How many amazing decisions will Ned Yost make?

Deep Thoughts: Could any player finish with more home runs than strikeouts | MLB451

Joe DiMaggio had seven season where his homerun total exceeded his strikeouts!

MLB Network’s home run challenge went poorly for Eric Bynres | Big League Stew

Should’ve tried it in the snow.