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So long, Matt Joyce, we hardly knew ye

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Texas 5 - Cleveland 2

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Carlos Carrasco went 4.2 innings, giving up 3 runs and striking out six in yesterday’s game that didn’t count.

Other Indians News

Joyce not in Indians' Opening Day plans - Prior to Friday’s 5-2 loss to the Rangers at Surprise Stadium, Indians manager Terry Francona said that Matt Joyce had been informed that he will not break camp with the Tribe next weekend.

Clippard shut down for 3-4 weeks - The Indians announced Friday afternoon that Clippard is expected to miss the next three to four weeks of baseball activity due to a mild pectoral strain.

Cleveland Indians want to keep Tyler Clippard, but how can they do it? - - It leaves Clippard and the Indians in an interesting position. Does he stay or does he go with opening day drawing near?

Johnson among prospects to be reassigned - On Friday morning, the Indians announced that they optioned right-hander Chih-Wei Hu to Triple-A Columbus and reassigned Johnson, as well as righty Henry Martinez, left-hander Josh Smith and infielders Ernie Clement and Mark Mathias to Minor League camp.

Coco Crisp to play one game for Lake Erie Crushers - - Crisp will play for the Frontier League team on Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 20.

Cleveland Indians still undecided between Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer for opening day start - - “We’re holding off ... it’s either going to be Kluber or Trevor,” said Francona. “Carl (Willis, pitching coach) has talked to all of them. Like I said we want to have Trevor between Kluber and (Carlos) Carrasco.

Cleveland Indians news, rumors and fantasy MLB team preview - They’ll be good. The question is, how good, and how much can they hang with the other AL heavyweights come October.

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