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Michael Brantley going through extended spring training before rejoining Indians

Morning news and notes for Sunday, April 1, 2018.

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Happy Sunday everyone, and a Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate! Here’s to a series win for the Tribe later this afternoon!

Indians 6, Mariners 5

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James Paxton couldn’t control any of his pitches early on and Yonder Alonso punished him with a first inning grand slam. Thankfully, Yan Gomes followed up with a two-run home run of his own in the later innings to help maintain a lead since Carlos Carrasco ran into trouble in the sixth inning.

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Extended spring ABs Brantley’s next step | MLB

Michael Brantley hasn’t had a chance to join his team yet for the regular season. Instead, he’s stayed behind in Arizona to continue to rehab through an ankle injury.

Cleveland Indians called Matt Belisle late and he was ready, willing and able |

Despite not signing with the Indians until eleven days into spring training, Belisle showed enough to Terry Francona and his staff to earn a spot on the Cleveland Indians roster.

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