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Injuries strike the Indians

Morning news and notes for Sunday, August 12, 2018.

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Happy Sunday, everyone!

Indians 3, White Sox 1

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Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley hit home runs, which was not surprising. Roberto Perez stole a base, which was very surprising. Trevor Bauer got hit by a line drive, which was both surprising and unfortunate.

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Bauer getting X-rays after comebacker hits ankle | MLB

Bauer got struck by a line drive from Jose Abreu and was visibly limping around the mound. Thankfully he was limping as opposed to completely motionless and on the ground in pain. He’s got a bruise, and the medical staff thinks he’s ultimately going to be okay, but he’s getting X-rays just to be sure.

Encarnacion (biceps) headed to disabled list | MLB

After days of speculation, what we all have been thinking was finally realized: Edwin Encarnacion is headed to the DL with swelling in his (on his? of his?) biceps. As Merritt pointed out, this is Yandy Diaz’s chance.

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