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Stephen Fife joins Indians for spring training

Morning news and notes for Friday, February 9, 2018.

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Happy Friday, Tribe fans! Next week, there will be Cleveland Indians baseball. Exciting times are ahead.

Tribe news

Righty Fife joins Tribe’s non-roster invitee list | MLB

Stephen Fife hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2014. He had Tommy John surgery in 2014 and missed 2015 entirely; since then, he’s been mired in AAA and Japan Pacific League. So...championship?

Resilient Aiken poised to make jump in 2018 | MLB

At this point, Brady Aiken is remembered less for being the first overall pick in 2015 and more for being the former first overall pick who didn’t sign with Houston, underwent Tommy John surgery, was then drafted by the Indians, and has under performed every step of the way since. If Aiken wants to remain relevant, he needs to produce this year.

Cleveland Indians, favored to repeat as AL Central champs, quietly prepare for spring training |

Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers had an interesting Thursday night while the Cleveland Indians prepared across the street for the trek to Arizona and the 2018 season.

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