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Franciscoo Lindor hits home run and smiles

Morning news and notes for Friday, March 9, 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!

Dodgers 1, Indians 4 Recap | Box Score

Frankie’s smile and Tomlin’s patented solo shot were both in mid-season form last night as the Tribe took another game from the Dodgers.

Tribe news

Francisco Lindor hit a homer, missed first base and went back to touch it -- but not without flashing a smile | MLB

If you don’t love Francisco Lindor and his genuine love of baseball, then I think you might be already dead.

Wiser Chisenhall will do anything for a ring | MLB

Sure, Chisenhall will go all out for a WS ring. But can he see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

Indians being conservative with Miller’s workload | MLB

With Bryan “pitches in 70+ games a season” Shaw gone, it’s possible that some of that workload will get shifted to bullpen vets Cody Allen and Andrew Miller. But for now, the Tribe is taking it kind of slow with their dynamic duo in order to prepare them for the long slog of a baseball season.

Let the competition begin: There are jobs to win on the Cleveland Indians |

The last couple of question marks for the Tribe are concerning spots in the outfield as well as the utility role.

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