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Morning news and notes for Thursday, January 31, 2019

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How much offense will the Cleveland Indians need to replace in 2019? | cleveland.com -
With several regular contributors to the lineup now gone via trade or free agency, who will step up for the Tribe?

Thank goodness for the rotation: 10 questions with Cleveland Indians pitching coach Carl Willis | cleveland.com - Indians pitching coach Carl Willis talks about the starting rotation and reshuffled bullpen.

Corey Kluber trade becoming less likely - While a Kluber trade remains possible, sources say the chances are diminishing by the day. It is now more likely than not that Kluber will remain with Cleveland as the new season begins.

Triple dog dare: Cleveland Indians promise to lick foul pole for 1 million retweets | fox8.com - The Indians social media staff made a risky promise on Wednesday. The Tribe's Twitter account said if they get 1 million retweets, they will lick a foul pole at Progressive Field.

Frank Robinson: Hall of Famer and baseball pioneer in poor health - Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson, who made major league baseball history as the first African-American manager, is in poor health, close friends of Robinson told USA TODAY Sports. The friends were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly as the family has requested privacy.Robinson, 83, has been in hospice care for several months in Southern California.

Indians legend Sandy Alomar, Jr. talks with Jim Donovan ahead of Lifetime honor at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards | wkyc.com - Jim Donovan, himself a Lifetime Achievement Award winner spoke with the man who is about to join the club.

Dingers in Paradise: How Bo Bichette wound up the Bahamas' home run king - The event you see in that video, the ‘Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise’, is the brainchild of two MLB prospects: Todd Isaacs of the Cleveland Indians and Lucius Fox of the Tampa Bay Rays. The pair wanted wanted to showcase their country’s crop of baseball talent, but the lack of local baseball facilities forced them to think outside the box.

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