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Tito is ready to win

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Cleveland Indians Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Indians 1, Padres 3 Recap | Box Score

Trevor Bauer gave up a few runs, but he went 5.2 innings and notched 9 strikeouts. The bats left a lot to be desired outside of Jose Ramirez’s double, but Jose Ramirez hit a double, so that was cool.

Tribe news

Francona embraces challenge, intends to win | MLB

Tito’s most recent non-baseball related antics involved jumping out of an airplane, but the Tribe skipper is focused on competing and winning in 2019. Here’s to another great year, Tito!

How CarGo will affect the Indians’ outfield | MLB

Gonzalez has had health issues as of late (although he still managed to play in 132 games last season), but what’s more concerning are his stats away from Coors Field. His career slash at home is .323/.381/.592 (includes 316 PAs in Oakland), but in away games he’s only slashing .251/.307/.420. He’s also turning 33 this year, so there’s more than a bit of risk should he make the roster.

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