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News and Notes: Salazar impressive, Mejia hits grand slam

In WBC news, Andrew Miller gives up four runs as the US loses to the DR

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Game: Indians 7, Royals 6

Royals vs. Indians Wrapup | 03/11/17 (box score)

Slam time from Francisco Mejia: Six things we learned about Cleveland Indians on Saturday |

Here's Mejia's grand slam (or at least Tom Hamilton's call of it).

Salazar was impressive in his 4 innings of work, but both Cody Allen (1 run), and Bryan Shaw (3 runs) were not. The Indians rallied late in the game on two home runs, one a Richie Shaffer two-run shot, and Mejia's grand slam.

Prospect Mark Mathias left the game in the ninth inning with a separated shoulder.

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Cleveland Indians prospect Mark Mathias dislocates left shoulder |

More details on Mathias' injury.

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' Brad Zimmer, Yandy Diaz, prospects -- Terry Pluto |

Zimmer has reworked his swing, and thus far those changes lots to have taken hold. We'll see what happens once he faces pitchers who are throwing their complete arsenal of breaking pitches. Yandy Diaz, who probably won't make the club now that he's sidelined with a groin injury, nevertheless has also impressed with his approach at the plate. If you can hit, the team will find a place for you, and Diaz has been doing that for a couple years now.

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The Dodgers will pay $47.4M to players not on their roster this year. The Indians, by the way, still owe Chris Johnson $9M.

DR rallies past US; Classic win streak at 10 |

LGT Andrew Miller gave up four runs in the eighth inning as the Dominican Republic came from behind to beat the US. LGT Carlos Santana was a part of the eighth inning rally, singling off his new teammate.

Clint Frazier’s Haircut and the Yankees’ War on Fun | FanGraphs Baseball

I'm not really sure why the Yankees have this policy, as every other fanbase in baseball is either perfectly fine with beards and other hairstyles or doesn't care enough to make a stink.