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Anthony Rendon is an Angel (and Corey Kluber might be one soon)

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News and Notes for Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Anthony Rendon is an Angel, signing a seven-year offer totaling $245 million. With Rendon off the board, it appears that Francisco Lindor is the next in line for teams needing infield help.

Tribe News

LA Angels talking to Cleveland Indians about former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber - cleveland.com - Left-hander Patrick Sandoval, middle infielder Luis Rengifo and minor league outfielder Trent Deveaux are three players who could be on the Indians radar. It’s unclear how many players would be involved in the deal.

Cleveland Indians can only sit and wait at Rule 5 Draft: Quick hits - cleveland.com - The Indians have lost some good players in the Rule 5 Draft in years past and they could lose a few more Thursday morning as the winter meetings come to a close.

MLB continues its deep dive on investigating cheating charges against the Houston Astros - cleveland.com - “This is probably the most thorough investigation the commissioner’s office has ever undertaken,” said Manfred. “I think we’ve interviewed nearly 60 witnesses, (viewed) 76,000 emails, a whole trove of instant messages.

Cleveland Indians, like all MLB teams, will extend safety netting in 2020 - cleveland.com - Commissioner Rob Manfred, in his state of the game address on Wednesday at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings, said all 30 teams have agreed to extend the safety netting at their ballparks for 2020.

Report: Indians engaged in 'serious trade talks' with Dodgers regarding Francisco Lindor | wkyc.com - The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly having serious trade talks about All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor.

What Indians could get from Dodgers for Francisco Lindor | MLB.com - On Wednesday afternoon, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that the conversations between the Indians and Dodgers are ongoing, and the Tribe has asked about Los Angeles' top two prospects, Gavin Lux and Dustin May.

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