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Carlos Carrasco named American League Comeback Player of the Year

News and Notes for Thursday, December 5, 2019

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Who doesn’t stand with Cookie?

MLB names Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco AL Comeback Player of the Year - - Well, duh. Who else could it have been?

Cleveland Indians max out 40-man roster by re-signing RHP James Hoyt -
The signing of Hoyt gives the Indians a full 40-man roster as their executives prepare to go to the winter meetings next week in San Diego. It’s unclear what kind of chance Hoyt has on making the 25-man roster out of spring training, but the Indians do need to remake the bullpen.

Akron RubberDucks praise Congress for trying to save Minor League Baseball
The team said they are thankful for the newly created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to save 42 franchises from being eliminated.

Competitive Balance rounds set for 2020 Draft - The 2020 Round A is eight picks once again, with the Orioles, Pirates, Royals, D-backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians and Cardinals getting selections that, as of now, will be picks 31-38.

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