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Happy Tribe Fest, everybody!

News and Notes for Saturday, February 1, 2020

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It’s that little piece of spring in the midst of the dismal winter. It’s Tribe Fest, and it’s happening today. If you can’t be there in person, you can stream it to your digital device of choice.

Other Tribe News

Watch Live: 3News’ coverage of Cleveland Indians’ Tribe Fest 2020 | - The baseball season is almost here and the Cleveland Indians are looking to heighten the level of excitement with Tribe Fest 2020 at the Cleveland Convention Center.

Skipper: '18 loss 'wasn't because of trash cans' - Speaking on the eve of the club’s Tribe Fest event, Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger said Major League Baseball’s report that the Astros used technology to steal signs confirmed suspicion that he and his teammates have had for years.

Mike Clevinger says cheating Houston Astros hitters ‘shouldn’t be comfortable’ for a few at-bats - = Asked what angered him the most about the scandal, the 28-year-old righty snapped: “Probably (Astros players) accepting an award and cracking a joke about it without an apology. Probably that right now.”

Why haven’t the Cleveland Indians pursued players such as Nicholas Castellanos? Hey, Hoynsie - - People have questions. Inexplicably, some choose to have them answered by Hoynsie

Delino DeShields Jr. ‘excited to be here’ with Cleveland Indians after trade from Texas Rangers | - “It kind of felt like a really bad breakup for a little bit, but after a couple days of reflecting, and my dad played in the big leagues and got traded for Pedro Martinez, so we talked and he told me, ‘You’re not playing for one team. You’re playing for 29 other teams out there,’” DeShields Jr. told 3News sports director Jim Donovan.

Mark Sommer Casts Rocky Colavito As The Hero Modern Baseball Desperately Needs - "Once Chandler let all 16 teams know Colavito was available, a sudden bidding war ensued for the slow-footed, strong-armed teenager. When the dust settled, he signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1951 as a 17-year-old."

Franmil Reyes could be key to solving Cleveland Indians’ outfield puzzle for 2020 - - Manager Terry Francona says Franmil Reyes will be tested this spring in left and right field, while Oscar Mercado will be prepped to play every day in the regular season.

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