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Leonys Martin is happy to be back in 2019

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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, January 15, 2018

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

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Martin healthy, grateful for opportunity in ‘19 | MLB

After a scary battle with a life-threatening infection last season, Martin understands that the opportunity in front of him wasn’t always a certainty. Now he’s ready to get back on the field and make an impact with the Cleveland Indians.

Young Cleveland Indians outfielders recognize significant opportunity that lies ahead of them in 2019 | Cleveland.com

With the departure of Michael Brantley and other veterans, there’s a fantastic chance for some young players to earn some serious playing time and make an impact in the Tribe outfield. If they will, however, is another questions entirely.

No second chance for Cleveland Indians to trade Jason Kipnis in crowded second base market | Cleveland.com

A player on the wrong side of 30 with a hefty contract and health/performance concerns doesn’t really seem like a prime trade candidate, come to think of it. Oh well, hopefully Kipnis just mashes with the Indians on the way to a world championship in 2019.

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