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Trevor Bauer impresses with new changeup

Morning news and notes for Sunday, March 3, 2019

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Happy Sunday, everyone!

Indians 0, Athletics 1 Recap | Box Score

In his second start of the spring, Trevor Bauer went four innings. The rest of the bullpen (including Ramirez and Olson) had uneventful innings, and the only real offense came on a wild pitch by Bauer in the fourth. But no one got hurt, so count it as a win.

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Bauer doing ‘terrific job’ with new changeup | MLB

Trevor Bauer’s Cookie-style changeup was on full display on Saturday, and it looks ready to go for the regular season. Bonus footage from camp:

5 things we’ve learned from Indians camp | MLB

Lindor may be back by Opening Day, Leonys Martin will be in center field on Opening Day, and there are still some roster spots in play for potential non-roster invitees. Oh, and Brad Hand is the closer (if that wasn’t already obvious).

Francona: Jason Kipnis could return, Hanley Ramirez debut for Cleveland Indians on Monday |

Hanley Ramirez has hopes to make the club on Opening Day, and Jason Kipnis needs to get healthy since Francona has already said he wants him to be the starting second baseman this year. Hopefully they both come out swinging on Monday.

Tyler Naquin on Cleveland Indians’ success: ‘We’re going to keep being great’ |

The newspaper article from Naquin’s walk-off, inside-the-park home run still hangs in my office to this day. Here’s to another memorable, magical season, Tyler.

Cleveland Indians pushed hard to get Bryce Harper last year at the trade deadline |

While he wouldn’t have stayed into 2019, it would have been intriguing to see how Harper’s presence would have changed the Cleveland lineup in the ALDS.

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