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Adam Plutko to start Spring Training opener

News and Notes for Thursday, February 21, 2019

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Remember Adam Plutko started Spring Training this year. When the Indians win the World Series this year, it will be a bar bet.

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Slo-play for Kluber, Clevinger, Carrasco; Plutko starts Cleveland Indians’ spring-training opener | - And the Indians’ opening day pitcher for spring training is -- Adam Plutko.

Lefty Sam Hentges keeping ears open and mouth shut this spring: Tribe prospect | - “I was back pitching in games one year and two days after my surgery,” said Hentges, 22. “That’s a pretty quick process – especially for a starting pitcher. I was lucky to have the training staff I did. They really worked with me.”

Tyler Clippard: Here’s what the veteran reliever can bring to the Cleveland Indians | - Known for his deceptive delivery and bespectacled appearance, Clippard fancies himself among the best golfers in baseball and has at least two career holes-in-one to his credit.

The Rays gave up a lot to get Yandy Diaz. He risked a lot more to get here. - The first time Diaz tried to leave his native Cuba for the opportunity to get signed by a big-league team, he was caught before making it from his Sagua la Grande hometown to the small boat, arrested and thrown into jail for a three-week stint.

A Fond Farewell To Bartolo Colon - A Dominican who once picked coffee beans and fruit on the island, Colon catapulted to the big leagues with the 1997 Cleveland Indians, pitched in 11 postseason series, and won a Cy Young Award along the way. He led the majors in complete games twice and shutouts once.

A Baseball Strike Couldn't Stop Cleveland's Strat-O-Matic All-Star Game - So a bunch of guys from Cleveland staged their own All-Star Game—with dice and card tables. At Cleveland Stadium.

Bieber could be breakout pitcher for Tribe - Of the multiple things he wanted to work on in the offseason, Bieber said his changeup was at the top of the list and he’s pleased with how it’s developing.

Cleveland Indians’ Terry Francona puts end of game in hands of Brad Hand | - Now with Allen and his franchise record 149 saves pitching for the Angels and set-up man Andrew Miller in St. Louis, the job falls to Brad Hand.

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