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Corey Kluber to start Opening Day

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, March 24, 2018

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The obvious needs to be stated every so often: Corey Kluber will start Opening Day for the Indians. In other news, there’s an organization in Maine that ought to be getting a large check from the Cleveland Indians to honor Louis Sockalexis. Also - the Ryan Merritt decision gets postponed.

Cleveland 6 - Arizona 1

Mike Clevinger strikes out seven, Yonder Alonso hits 7th HR as Indians beat Arizona, 6-1 | - Bradley Zimmer, in the sixth inning, scored from second base on Francisco Lindor's sacrifice fly to right field. Honest, he really did.

Other Indians News

Corey Kluber Indians Opening Day starter - Duh. | Baseball trailblazer inspires statue campaign - A nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the legacy of Louis Sockalexis as the first Native American to play professional baseball announced plans to erect a statue in his honor.

Indians' Ryan Merritt to start season on DL - Ryan Merritt pitched through a knee issue this spring in an effort to compete for an Opening Day spot with the Indians. The problem proved persistent, and now the left-hander is facing a stint on the disabled list to start the season.

Cleveland Indians prediction: Jason Kipnis will have a good year -- Terry Pluto (photos) | - "I understand sports is a what have you done for me lately," said Kipnis. "But I didn't think one injury-riddled year means everything else you've done is forgotten."

Mike Napoli says he'll re-sign with Cleveland Indians, but still unsure about his future | - On Friday he said he expected to re-sign with the Indians, but it's unknown how much longer he'll be with them.

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco OK after getting hit in foot by line drive | - Carlos Carrasco was walking around the Indians' clubhouse without a limp on Thursday morning. He looked a lot better than he did limping off the mound Wednesday night against Kansas City.

Inside story how John Sherman became a partner in Cleveland Indians -- Terry Pluto | - Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan spent about a year talking to John Sherman before they joined forces in the franchise's ownership group.

Cleveland Indians release schedule for Opening Day activities | - The pregame ceremony will honor last year’s team by unveiling the AL Central Division pennant. The Indians will also celebrate the 22-game win streak, Corey Kluber’s second Cy Young Award, and Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez’s Silver Slugger Awards.

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