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Rockies pummel Indians pitching for 16 runs

Morning news and notes for Saturday, March 4, 2017

MLB: Cleveland Indians-Media Day
Zach McAllister threw 2.2 scoreless innings
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The good news: the Rockies didn’t score off Zach McAllister. The bad news: by then it was too late.

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Bad day in the desert: Seven things we learned from Cleveland Indians' 16-7 loss to Rockies |

Carrasco, Miller and Logan got raked for 10 runs.

Kluber, Tomlin deliver a clinic for prospects |

Kluber pitched two simulated innings ahead of his Monday Cactus League debut.

Lindor to remain at shortstop in Classic |

On Friday morning, Indians manager Terry Francona said he has discussed the situation with Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodriguez, who recently managed within Cleveland's farm system. Francona noted that the plan for the Puerto Rican lineup calls for Lindor to start at shortstop or serve as the designated hitter.

Cleveland Indians: Tom Hamilton takes a laid-back approach to spring baseball broadcasts |

“During a spring training game, if you miss some pitches, who cares? It’s more interesting to hear what Chris Antonetti says than some at bat from a player you might not see for a couple years. It is a laid-back approach and the games are played that way as well.”

Indians look to make up for lack of pure speed with aggressive base running in 2017 |

Their goal is to more so mimic the style of another free-agent loss this past offseason, that being Mike Napoli, an aggressive, albeit much slower base runner.

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