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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

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Happy Tuesday, Tribe fans! Many teams have their pitchers and catchers reporting today, so it’s likely that there are already some members of the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Arizona. The official reporting date for the Cleveland Indians is tomorrow, however, so we’ve technically one more day until Cleveland baseball is back.

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Hanigan inks Minors deal with Tribe | MLB

Internet consensus for this signing is that there will need to be someone to catch the bullpen sessions if Gomes and Perez need some rest. This seems likely to me.

Indians’ camp questions start with bullpen | MLB

While there are a couple of spots open in the rotation, the bigger question might be who will replace the production of Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith from the bullpen. However, while the rotation still has the duo of Kluber/Carrasco, the bullpen is still anchored by the Miller/Allen combo.

Cleveland Indians, Trevor Bauer should learn arbitration verdict this week | Cleveland.com

Bauer wants $6.525 million, the Indians want to pay $5.3 million. Who will win?

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