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Tomlin looks strong in spring debut

Morning news & notes for Friday, May 10, 2017

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A Spring Training loss isn’t such a big deal, particular when it comes with positives like Jason Kipnis making his return to the lineup and Josh Tomlin making a greatspring debut.

Indians news & notes

Jackson, Naquin homer in Tomlin’s debut |

Tomlin threw 3 23 scoreless innings in his first spring start. And as far as homers go, I’d say Austin Jackson leaving the yard in his spring debut was slightly more surprising than Tyler Naquin hitting a bomb on a low, inside junkball.

Michael Brantley’s swing will be tested again in 5-inning game |

Feeling good after rapping a liner off of Zach McAllister’s arm in Wednesday’s simulated game, Dr. Smooth will step into the box again on Friday. In another cause for nervous optimism, he’ll also step into left field for the first time.

Despite urging from Santana, Encarnacion skips Classic |

Even though Edwin missed a hell of a win by team D.R. yesterday against Canada, I’m perfectly OK with our $60 million slugger sitting out the WBC this go round.

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