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Morning News and Notes for March 1, 2018

MLB: Cleveland Indians-Media Day
Don’t be fooled.
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Yesterday’s Baseball

Cleveland (ss) 4 - Seattle 2

Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4-2, behind Melvin Upton's two-run homer | cleveland.com
Melvin Upton hit a two-run homer Wednesday as the split-squad Indians beat Seattle, 4-2, in a spring-training game at Goodyear Ballpark.

Cleveland (ss) 15 - Los Angeles of Anaheim 3

Cleveland Indians roll past Los Angeles Angels, 15-3, with 23 hits | cleveland.com
Prospect Bobby Bradley's two-run triple kick-started the Indians offense and it never stopped scoring Wednesday in a one-sided 15-3 split-squad victory over the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Other Indians News

Terry Francona is the Indians' manager and best prankster | SI.com - The Indians keep one of the loosest clubhouses in baseball. A big part of why is because Terry Francona is an expert prankster.

Mike Napoli welcomed back to Indians camp - Even if Napoli's reunion with the Tribe lasts only a month, it is still worth it to everyone around the ballclub.

Francisco Mejia being mentored by Jose Ramirez - The Bani Brothers spend time together away from the complex -- Ramirez said he does the driving -- and often get their daily work done side by side. Ramirez will swing by Mejia's locker and tell him to join him in the batting cage or video room.

Mark Price appearance, bobbleheads, highlight Akron RubberDucks 2018 promotional schedule | cleveland.com - The Akron RubberDucks' 2018 promotional calendar is chock full of bobbleheads, musically themed fireworks and an appearance by former Cleveland Cavalier Mark Price.

Tampa Bay Rays’ reported TV deal makes Indians’ agreement with STO seem like bargain - Crain’s Cleveland Business - But Monday’s report by the Sports Business Journal that the Tampa Bay Rays were closing in on a 15-year extension with Fox Sports Sun that would average $82 million annually was staggering

SportsTime Ohio Announces 2018 Cleveland Indians Regular Season Programming Schedule | FOX Sports - STO will carry live all regular season games unless selected for exclusive national coverage. Four Indians games will be exclusively on FS1 and five games will be exclusively on national television including FOX broadcast network.

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