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Jason Kipnis is the starting second baseman for the Indians

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MLB: Cleveland Indians-Workouts Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Tribe news

30 intriguing position battles -- 1 for each team | MLB

MLB thinks that left field is the position to watch for the Tribe over the next month. I’d extend that to the entire outfield since there’s about a dozen players vying for roles on the team.

If you were wondering: Yes, Francisco Lindor’s hair is still electric blue and yes, it looks fantastic | MLB

I’m sure there will be some old curmudgeons somewhere online lambasting Lindor for “not respecting the game” or some other dumb, worn-out cliche.

Notes: Tito gives speech; Kipnis named starter | MLB

Kip has been my favorite player since 2012, so I’m hoping that he can have one last productive run with the Indians this season.

Lindor talks injury, potential extension at Tribe camp | MLB

Start prepping now for the inevitable departure of Francisco Lindor if the Indians can’t hit the magic number for an extension.

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