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N&N: Corey Kluber struggles in second spring start

Morning news and notes for Monday, March 18, 2019

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Here’s to a great week!

Indians 9, Reds 9 Recap | Box Score

Ties are fun! Corey Kluber struggled, giving up five runs on six hits over 3 23 innings. It was Kluber’s second start of the spring and really it’s not something to get worked up over yet. Carlos Santana had two hits and now sports a 1.166 OPS.

Tribe News

Brandon Barnes reassigned and outfield competition rages on |

From Mandy Bell:

Just as the Indians move closer to naming their three starting outfielders by eliminating another candidate, the team may be nearing another addition that will keep all attention on the outfield.

Before the Indians’ 9-9 tie with the Reds on Sunday, the club informed outfielder Brandon Barnes that he will not be making the Opening Day roster and reassigned him to Minor League camp, leaving five other options at Spring Training for the corner-outfield spots.

Jake Bauers, Greg Allen, Tyler Naquin, Jordan Luplow and Trayce Thompson are the remaining outfield options for the Tribe, with a stronger emphasis being applied to the first three. But now, Cleveland could have Carlos Gonzalez – who’s Jesse Sanchez confirmed Saturday night signed with the Indians -- thrown into the mix in the next day or two.

Terry Francona goes skydiving |

First, riding a scooter downtown, now this!

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