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Tyler Clippard called up to Indians

Morning news and notes for Friday, April 26, 2019

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Indians 2, Astros 1

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Trevor Bauer came through in a big way against his former college teammate Gerrit Cole, and the Tribe offense did just enough to eek out a win in game 1 of this four-game series.

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Clippard called up by Tribe; Rodriguez optioned | MLB

The Tribe won’t need a fifth starter for a few weeks, so Jefry Rodriguez has been sent to Columbus to make room for Tyler Clippard, who has been working through an injury. Clippard will add some length to a bullpen in desperate need of it.

Tito: Tribe ‘blessed’ for time with Brantley | MLB

We miss you, Doctor Smooth. And your dad.

Michael Brantley in Cleveland Indians fans: ‘They always had my back’ |

I hope this stays true even if Brantley starts to rake against his former club.

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