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Baseball mourns the loss of Frank Robinson

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Morning news and notes for Friday, February 8, 2019

Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians

Happy Friday, everyone!

Tribe news

Tribe signs Flaherty, Navarro to Minors deals | MLB

Ryan Flaherty has spent his career as a utility man, playing all infield positions as well as the corner outfield spots. Dioner Navarro has been behind the dish since 2004 (with the exception of 2017 when he stepped away from baseball due to a family medical emergency). Both will be in camp with the Indians to compete for a spot on the major league roster.

Inbox: Why wasn’t Tribe able to trade Kluber? | MLB

The Indians held a lot of leverage in potential Kluber and/or Bauer trades, and it seems that no team offered what the Indians were looking for. So Kluber and Bauer will suit up for another season with the Tribe. There are worse things in the world than this.

Former Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin signs minor league deal with Brewers: Report | Cleveland.com

The Little Cowboy may ride again in a different uniform. Best of luck, Josh.

Around the league

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson, legend and pioneer, dies | MLB

Frank Robinson, MLB’s first black manager with the Cleveland Indians, dead at 83 | Cleveland.com

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dead at age 83: see social media reaction | Cleveland.com

Frank Robinson knew how to seize the moment and never gave up the fight: Paul Hoynes | Cleveland.com

Courageous Frank Robinson was one of the toughest players who ever lived | Yahoo

Indians’ statement on passing of Frank Robinson | MLB

Top 10 moments in Frank Robinson’s career | MLB

The baseball world lost one of the all-time greats yesterday with the passing of Frank Robinson at the age of 83. Read up on his impact here. Rest in peace, Frank.