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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

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There wasn’t any real baseball yesterday, but there will be tonight! Our own Jose Ramirez will bat second for the American League All-Stars, and hopefully there will be some noteworthy appearances by the other four Cleveland representatives as well.

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Lindor, Alomar pitch in at Play Ball Park | MLB

Francisco Lindor makes it a point to make an impact both on and off the field, and that was no different on Monday when he threw pitches to the Cooper City Cowboys and talked to them about remaining consistent. Despite his struggles at the plate recently, no one can deny that Lindor’s heart and his passion for people has never been stronger.

Mills, Francona share much more than ASG role | MLB

Yes, Terry Francona used to have hair. Back then, Francona and Mills became friends and teammates quickly and have had a history long before Tito came to Cleveland. It seems only fitting that Tito’s college friend will be filling in for him as the manager of the American League All-Stars later tonight.

Jose Ramirez always dreamed of thriving on the field, but he never imagined being the talk of the town | Cleveland.com

From being surpassed at shortstop by Francisco Lindor to being a utility man due to the presence of Juan Uribe at third base to now being the starting third baseman on the American League All-Star team, Jose Ramirez has had quite the journey to get to the place he finds himself in now. And after flying under the radar for so long, the spotlight is finally, rightfully shined on Ramirez as the city of Cleveland celebrates a passionate, talented young man.

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