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N&N: Jordan Luplow back up with the Tribe, Greg Allen optioned out

Morning news and notes for Monday, April 29, 2019

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Here’s to a great week!

Astros 4, Indians 1

LGT Recap | Box Score

Tough loss for the good guys, as Carlos Carrasco pitched really well until late, giving up 4 runs in the seventh. With the loss, the Indians are now 15-12 on the year.

Tribe News

Jordan Luplow recalled, Greg Allen optioned to Triple-A |

Luplow will likely see at-bats against left-handed pitching. From Mandy Bell:

“We just kind of told him we almost had him miscast a little bit,” Francona said. “You know, the majority of his at-bats where coming right-handed, which is not his strength. And playing sparingly in April for young guys can be kind of tough sometimes.

”So, go back to Triple-A where you can work on your swing, because he admitted, he goes, ‘I was kind of reaching.’

Luplow opened the year on the Major League roster, hitting .200 in seven games before being optioned to Triple-A. At the time, Francona said he thought the 25-year-old would benefit from playing every day. The right-handed-hitting Luplow slashed .353/.476/.618 with two home runs, three doubles and six RBIs over nine games in Triple-A, including a .385 (5-for-13) average against left-handed pitching.

Indians set to open new Dominican Republic baseball academy on Tuesday |

22 acres and $10 million to build. It should definitely help.

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