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Morning News and Notes for Saturday, March 3, 2018

MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If you thought the balls were juiced, fivethirtyeight.com says you are right.

Cleveland 9 - Texas 4

Indians send Trevor Bauer, other arms to mound - Starter Trevor Bauer gave up one run in three innings and struck out four before Carlos Carrasco, Cody Allen and Andrew Miller pitched an inning apiece in their first Spring Training appearances in a 9-4 victory at Goodyear Ballpark that also featured Jason Kipnis' fourth homer of the young spring.

Trevor Bauer goes 3 innings, Jason Kipnis homers again as Cleveland Indians beat Texas, 9-4 | cleveland.com - Bauer, the first Tribe pitcher to go three innings this spring, allowed one run on three hits in his second start. He struck out four.

Other Indians News

Cleveland Indians easing Carlos Carrasco into the season after his career year in 2017 | cleveland.com - This spring the Indians are being extra careful with Carrasco. In their ninth game of the spring season Friday, Carrasco finally made his debut. He pitched one inning, allowing one run on two hits and a walk.

Indians hope to have a healthy season from Jason Kipnis, who is off to hot start this spring - Kipnis now looks to be settling into the everyday second base gig again, although he could also see time in left field if Michael Brantley isn’t ready by Opening Day.

Melvin Upton trying to turn his meet and greet into a fulltime job with the Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - "If I go out and play, and do what I can do, the rest will take care of itself. I can't worry about things I can't control. The only thing I can control is what I can do."

Indians' Michael Brantley is making progress - Brantley went through his first day of defensive agility drills on a back field Friday and afterward said he felt great.

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