Tribe Spring Training rolls on, with the boys snagging a victory against the Oakland A’s yesterday in Goodyear.
Indians news & notes
Another mixed bag of positive and negative news came out of yesterday’s game. On the positive side, Austin Jackson continued to show offensive promise with two run-scoring doubles. On the negative side, Michael Martinez also had a good game, which will no doubt further the inexplicable bromance between him and Tito.
Go ahead and breathe a cautiously optimistic sigh of relief: Cookie’s elbow soreness has subsided, and he’ll throw a long toss session today. He appears to be beyond the worst of it [KNOCKS ON WOOD VIGOUROUSLY]. Mickey Callaway is hopeful Carrasco will have no issues making the next start.
Michael Bode pens a loving ode to Lando Carlossian, [one of] the Tribe’s longest-serving veteran[s] and inexplicable target of dumb fan hate. Santana’s time with the Indians appears to be coming to an end, and so it’s time to appreciate him before he’s gone.
The former Tribe backstop had some high praise for the young buck, noting how calmly and confidently he has carried himself during his first stint in a major league clubhouse.
Steven Kubitza reminds us all that Spring Training is just that - training. It’s important to maintain that perspective, lest you find yourself #madonline about Cody Allen’s performs in a game played in the single digits of March.
News from around the league
- Most of the sports world is focused on the NCAA tournament, so why not look at the best player from each school in the dance
- A new report found that Jose Fernandez was likely operating the boat during the crash that took his life and the life of two others
- Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is concerned about Scott Kazmir’s velocity sitting at nearly 9 mph lower than his average last year
- Don Mattingly had a motivational speaker smash a concrete block on his chest