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Morning news and notes for Sunday, March 11, 2018.

MLB: Spring Training-Cleveland Indians at Milwaukee Brewers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Tribe fans!

Indians 8, Padres 8 Recap | Box Score

A tie? A TIE?! What is this garbage?! Oh yeah, it’s a spring training game and the results are less than meaningless. The most notable thing from this game was Yandy Diaz finally showing off his power with a grand slam to right field. He’d end the night with 2 hits and 5 RBIs. Oh, and Eric Hosmer went 0-for-3, so that was cool.

Tribe news

Tribe using different 1B alignment for Tomlin | MLB

Since Josh Tomlin is great at not allowing runners to take extra bases against him, Tito is trying a new defensive strategy.

Indians feel no need to label starting catcher | MLB

I’d say the safe money is still on Yan Gomes, but Roberto Perez is no slouch behind the plate and could definitely make a case to be the starting backstop for the Cleveland Indians this season. If either can hit above the Mendoza line, I’ll consider it a win.

Q&A with Yonder Alonso | MLB

Jordan Bastian sits down to talk with Yonder Alonso about how it feels to be in the Indians’ clubhouse, his newfound role as a father, and the launch angle movement.

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