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Hand set to close for Cleveland in 2019

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Divisional Round - Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

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Each club’s projected closer for 2019 | MLB

With Cody Allen now in California, the Indians will need another arm to turn to at the end of games. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your view), the Indians traded away Francisco Mejia and obtained Brad Hand last year. Hand is now positioned to take on the role of closer barring any major acquisitions.

Around the Horn: Indians’ rotation still dominant | MLB

As of now, neither Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer have been traded, meaning that one of the top rotations in baseball is intact for another season. Now let’s stay healthy, gentlemen.

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