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Morning news and notes for Monday, April 3rd, 2017

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great opening week of baseball!

Tribe News

Will drip, drip, drip of Indians’ talent turn into a cascade this season | Cleveland.com

The Indians slow, but steady flow of talent from the minors is starting to serve them well.

After a grueling 17 months, Michael Brantley’s diligence finally pays dividends | Cleveland.com

Here’s hoping he has a monster year.

Perez receives four-year extension | Indians.com

Good for him, good for us! From Jordan Bastian:

On Sunday, the Indians put their belief in Perez on display, signing the catcher to a four-year, $9 million extension that includes team options for 2021 and '22. Perez's contract has a maximum potential value of $21.5 million if the Tribe picks up the options.

"At some point in his career," manager Terry Francona said, "and I don't know when that's going to be, but he'll be an everyday catcher. I think him signing kind of shows the respect that the organization has for him."

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