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Cleveland 3 - Tampa Bay 0

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Let’s get this out of the way: the Indians made the most of four hits while Corey Kluber and the bullpen limited the Rays to two hits. Tyler Glasnow is the real thing, campers.

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The Indians traded a player to be named later for Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson. There was also cash involved. More details and reactions below.

Cleveland Indians trade for third baseman Josh Donaldson; send player to be named to Toronto Blue Jays | cleveland.com - The Indians received Donaldson and cash considerations from the Blue Jays, while sending them a player to be named by Jan. 30, 2019. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was first to report the trade.

Josh Donaldson should bring plenty of emotion to Cleveland | MLB.com - Lots of people seem excited.

Josh Donaldson traded to Indians | mlb.com - "He's a great player, man. He's a great player," Encarnacion said after the Indians' 3-0 win over the Rays. "Everybody's going to be excited to see him here. He's a great guy. He's a great guy."

Indians 3, Rays 0: 12 Walk-Off Thoughts on the Josh Donaldson deal, the implications, the questions that remain and a front office building toward this roster for years - Beat writer Ryan Lewis with some thoughts.

Antonetti: Josh Donaldson will play third base for Cleveland Indians when healthy | cleveland.com - What that means for the rest of the Tribe's infield is yet to be written in stone as officials have not had the chance to meet with Jose Ramiez and Jason Kipnis, the two players most likely to be affected by the trade. But Antonetti said he is confident that the winning culture manager Terry Francona has built in the Tribe's clubhouse will continue to be embraced by the team.

Josh Donaldson Reportedly Traded to Club with Best Third Baseman | FanGraphs Baseball
Josh Donaldson may not represent an upgrade at third base for the Indians

Josh Donaldson to Cleveland closes book on tense saga | The Star - Other teams had been rumoured to be interested, led by the Cardinals, Braves, Yankees and Astros, but it was the Indians who always made the most sense, especially given the existing relationship among president Mark Shapiro, Atkins and the Cleveland front office. With very little time to make a deal after the waiver deadline expired, familiarity between executives was key.

If healthy, Josh Donaldson could be just what Indians need - ABC News - There's no way to know if or when Donaldson will be able to take the field for Cleveland, and we certainly don't know which version of Donaldson the Indians will see when he gets to the big club.

Social media reacts to Cleveland Indians' trade for Josh Donaldson | cleveland.com - The Indians' trade for infielder Josh Donaldson drew strong reactions from Canada and Cleveland on Twitter.

Beyond Josh Donaldson

Cleveland Indians sign Jose Baez Ramirez, younger brother of All-Star Jose Ramirez | cleveland.com - The Cleveland Indians announced Friday they have signed 16-year-old infielder Jose Baez Ramirez, younger brother of two-time All-Star Jose Ramirez, as an international free agent out of Bani in the Dominican Republic.

Cleveland Indians: Can they unscramble bullpen mess? -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com
The Cleveland Indians should have a great bullpen, but they don't. That has to change by October.

Captains, Indians Renew PDC Through 2020 | Ballpark Digest - The Lake County Captains (Low A; Midwest League) will remain an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians through 2020, as the clubs have announced a two-year player development (PDC) contract extension. The Captains have only been affiliated with the Indians in the club’s 16-year history.

Cody Allen, Indians adjust beginning of his delivery to fix end result: ‘We now feel like we’re on to something’ - After Allen’s rough outing Wednesday night when he gave up a go-ahead, two-run single — the fourth time in a stretch of five appearances in which he gave up a run — Indians pitching coach Carl Willis went to the film room to try to diagnose the issue.

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