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Francisco Lindor focusing on defense this spring

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, March 16, 2018.

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Cleveland Indians Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s to an injury free weekend.

Reds 10, Indians 6 Recap | Box Score

If you’re a Nick Goody fan (yes there are Nick Goody fans, he was fantastic last season), today was not your day as #44 allowed 5 earned runs in just one-third of an inning. On the bright side, Lindor hit another home run while Kipnis continued to slug 1.952 with another double.

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Lindor intent on honing defensive skills | MLB

If you’re a fan of UZR/150, last year was probably alarming as Francisco Lindor had just a 6.6 rating (in comparison, his ratings for the previous two seasons were 18.9 and 20.7). It seems like Lindor may have noticed as well; he is focused on coming back around to his elite defensive abilities like we’ve saw in the days of old.

Haase among top prospect performers | MLB

Catcher Eric Haase had another home run on Thursday night, but this one didn’t leave the yard. You read that right. A catching prospect hit an inside the park home run.

Speedster Davis only getting better with age | MLB

Rajai Davis seems to be defying Father Time since, according to Statcast, his sprint speed has actually increased from the previous few seasons. Without Davis on the team last season, the Indians were sorely missing a threat on the basepaths, so some speed in the lineup this year could help the Tribe.

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