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Morning news and notes for Sunday, February 25, 2018.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Tribe fans! Here’s to a fantastic week filled with Tribe baseball and no injuries.

Indians 11, Diamondbacks 2

Cleveland.com Recap | Box Score

The Tribe piled up 18 hits and 11 runs against the Diamondbacks yesterday as they got their first win of the spring. Of those 18 hits, 4 of them were home runs and 3 of those home runs came in the ninth inning (which means that David Carpenter currently has a cool ERA of 135.00).

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Yandy to focus on playing third exclusively | MLB

Instead of bouncing between the infield and outfield this spring, Yandy Diaz is working exclusively at playing third base in order to be the backup to Jose Ramirez.

Merritt has work to do to crack talented staff | MLB

With no options remaining, limited bullpen spaces, and a handful of pitchers slotted in front of him in the rotation, Ryan Merritt has a lot to do this spring if he is to remain with the Cleveland Indians come Opening Day.

Prospect Bobby Bradley, minus 30 pounds, knocking on Cleveland Indians’ door to big leagues | Cleveland.com

It was assumed that Yonder Alonso would take over for the recently departed Carlos Santana, but a leaned-out Bobby Bradley will try to force his way into the Indians starting lineup over the course of the spring.

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