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Morning News and Notes, Saturday, February 23, 2018

MLB: Spring Training-Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

Not all is right with the world now that baseball has begun, but things are a little better. Sometimes, that’s enough.

Cincinnati 6, Cleveland 4

Box Score

Yonder Alonso homers in first Indians at-bat - It only took Yonder Alonso one pitch to show why the Indians added him over the offseason.

Cincinnati beats Cleveland Indians, 6-4, in spring-training opener behind two 2-run homers | cleveland.com - Tucker Barnhart and Brandon Dixon hit two-run homers on Friday to lead the Reds to a 6-4 victory over the Indians in the spring training opener for both teams at Goodyear Ballpark.

Cleveland Indians' Mike Clevinger gets his spring off to a good start with one scoreless inning | cleveland.com - Mike Clevinger, competing for a job in the rotation, started Friday's spring training opener for the Indians and worked a 1-2-3 first inning in a 6-4 loss to Cincinnati.

Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso: "I was just looking for a good pitch to hit" | cleveland.com - Alonso, the new first baseman, hit a homer onto the roof of the party center in right field at Goodyear Ballpark on the first pitch he saw as an Indian.

Indians News

Do the Cleveland Indians really have the worst outfield in the big leagues? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - People have questions. Inexplicably, some want them answered by Hoynsie.

Cleveland Indians: Yandy Diaz, Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - The Cleveland Indians had some trade talks involving Danny Salazar and outfielders from other teams. Salazar's latest injury killed those discussions.

Brinks truck or no Brinks truck, Francisco Lindor says there has been no extension talks with Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - "The Indians haven't talked to me about an extension," said Lindor, as he prepared to open the spring-training season against the Reds on Friday afternoon.

Indians' Jose Ramirez popular in hometown - Ramirez loves giving the young Bani boys someone they can look to as a role model. He was one of those kids. He was told he was too small to play baseball, even as he held his own in games with older player

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