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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Indians 5, Reds 5

Cleveland.com Recap | Box Score

The state of Ohio took a page out of the MLS playbook and had their two teams play to a draw on Monday. Leonys Martin notched another hit, Jason Kipnis struck out thrice, and Jose Ramirez picked up a pair of hits (including a double. Corey Kluber made his spring debut and gave up 3 earned runs in 3.2 innings. Mike Clevinger also gave up runs (2), so cancel the season now.

Tribe news

Mercado’s torrid spring has Tribe’s attention | MLB

Spring training stats mean next to nothing, but it sure is cool to see a young, exciting prospect lighting it up. That’s exactly what Oscar Mercado has done over the past few weeks.

Oscar Mercado’s big league shot might come sooner than anybody expects: Tribe Take | Cleveland.com

While it’s unlikely that Mercado will hit .444 at the Major League level, it would be pretty sweet for him to make an impact in Cleveland. That could be sooner than you think.

Prospect Chang among latest Indians moves | MLB

Yu Chang had a golden opportunity to fill in for the Cleveland Indians while Francisco Lindor recovers from an injury. Unfortunately, an injury of his own makes that less likely as Chang (and others) were cut from camp on Monday.

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