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Josh Tomlin ready to compete for rotation slot in spring training

Morning news and notes for Friday, February 2, 2018.

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Happy Friday, everyone! It’s February as of yesterday, which means spring training is THIS MONTH. The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight, and in less than two weeks, we’ll have some actual baseball players doing actual baseball things.

Tribe news

Tomlin, aiming for Tribe rotation, knows all roles | MLB

After Kluber, Carrasco, and Bauer, the Cleveland rotation is up for grabs. The quartet of Clevinger, Salazar, Merritt, and Tomlin are each vying for one of the two remaining rotation spots. Tomlin has been fairly consistent throughout his career, albeit never amazing. He’s got his work cut out for him, but spring training will show whether or not the Little Cowboy will ride again.

Tribe’s truck sets off for Arizona, Spring Training | MLB

The pair of Cleveland trucks set off on their cross country journey yesterday en route to Goodyear, Arizona. Stocked with baseball equipment, jerseys, sunflower seeds and bubblegum, the trucks have signaled that spring training is right around the corner. Unfortunately, Tito’s scooter is not aboard; I hope that he is personally riding it to Arizona.

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