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Mike Clevinger and Ryan Merritt will pitch the two games of upcoming Indians doubleheader

Morning news and notes for June 14, 2017

Here, a postseason hero wastes his talent pitching against the Royals
Here, a postseason hero wastes his talent pitching against the Royals
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Another fairly fustrating loss for the Indians last night, but Clayton Kershaw finally got to pitch in the baseball paradise now known as Progressive Field. Some Indians even hit the ball well off of Kershaw! Particularly, Roberto Perez, who blasted a baseball, and Jason Kipnis, who doubled twice.

Later in the game, off the LA bullpen, Daniel Robertson hit his 1st career home run, but it wasn't enough. By this time, Terry Francona was not managing due to feeling ill.

Fun fact, per Jim Rosenhaus last night: The first game Carlos Santana ever caught in the minor leagues was a Kershaw start.

Indians news and notes

• Tyler Naquin was activated off of the AAA disabled list. I suspect we may see him sooner rather than later.

• The Indians made some more draft picks, including a guy who attended the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy. Yes, that Carlos Beltran. The one still playing. He must feel old.

• Next week's doubleheader against the Twins will be pitched by Mike Clevinger and Ryan Merritt.

• There will be fewer all stars than there were last year. And fewer great players, with Mike Trout sidelined.

• Has anybody found Bradley Zimmer yet?

Around baseball

• The Mets placed LGFT Asdrubal Cabrera on the DL. With how the Mets season is going, whoever replaces him on the roster is probably terrified that they will be next.

• The Nationals drafted a Trey Turner to go along with theirTrea Turner.

• Shocking development! Chris Gimenez engaged with a reporter! (It's actually kinda entertaining/informative.)

• Michael Fulmer is dealing with an injury.