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Morning news and notes for Friday, February 16, 2018.

Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians - Game One Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Happy Friday, Tribe fans! Pitchers and catchers have reported, so baseball can be considered technically back. It’ll be a little while longer before all players are in camp and even longer still before actual games happen, but at least now the photo library for these articles will be updated and I won’t have to see the [redacted] Yankees every time I search “Cleveland Indians”.

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Bauer wins in arbitration case with Indians | MLB

Cleveland hasn’t had to go to arbitration with their players very often in the last few decades. Since 1991, they had only went to hearings with Josh Tomlin and Vinnie Pestano in 2014 (the team won both). Now, in 2018, Bauer has emerged victorious, earning $6.525 million as opposed to the $5.3 million that was originally offered by the team.

Brantley (ankle) questionable for Opening Day | MLB

We all hoped that this wouldn’t happen, but it looks like Brantley is still struggling with injury and will be slow to start this spring.

Salazar may not be ready for Tribe opener | MLB

*sigh*

Cleveland Indians Spring Training 2018: Sights and sounds from first workout for pitchers and catchers | Cleveland.com

Pitchers! Catchers! Close up photos of cleats! Baseball!

AL Central 2018 preview: Cleveland Indians should win division for third straight year | Cleveland.com

With 60% of the division being in rebuild mode and 20% being the Twins, the Indians should pick up another AL Central pennant in 2018.

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