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Trevor Bauer has a new pitch and it’s working

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Morning news and notes for Monday, March 13, 2018.

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Rangers 2, Indians 4

Cleveland.com Recap | Box Score

Trevor Bauer went 5 solid innings, Jose Ramirez hit a triple, and Jason Kipnis had a hit that wasn’t a home run.

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Bauer pleased with slider, fans 8 Rangers | MLB

Our resident engineer/pitching phenom Trevor Bauer worked on a new pitch this offseason, and it was on full display on Monday against the Rangers. Across five innings, Bauer was able to fan 8 Rangers with the help of his shiny new slider.

Cleveland Indians spring training leaders through March 11 | Cleveland.com

If you had “Giovanny Urshela” as your batting average leader and “Zach McAllister” as your ERA leader, you’ve won some money as Urshella now owns a lovely BA of .542 and McAllister has a minuscule ERA of 1.04. Other leaders are Jason Kipnis (HRs, RBIs, OPS) and Corey Kluber (winzzzzz), among others.

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