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News and Notes for Thursday, March 26, 2020

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In a parallel universe, it would be Opening Day today. Instead, in this universe, we have social distancing, Hot Dog Race bobbleheads and Hey Hoynsie.

Indians News

What to expect from Cesar Hernandez for the Cleveland Indians in 2020? - cleveland.com
The addition of Cesar Hernandez at second base gives the Indians four switch-hitters in their starting infield.

Cleveland Indians’ season opener will be missed, but there’s a bigger job at hand - cleveland.com - Every fan, every player and every reporter has an opening day memory, but this season they must be put on hold as the country tries to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Cleveland Indians Hot Dog Derby bobbleheads are released (short video) - cleveland.com
A trio of hot-dog bobbleheads depicting Ketchup, Mustard and Onion are available from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Where will the Cleveland Indians hold Spring Training II? Hey, Hoynsie - cleveland.com
People have questions

The Tribe scout who trained Madonna, Hanks, De Niro - When he first stepped out on a diamond as a kid in the San Fernando Valley, Hughes never imagined that someday he would be in his third decade of scouting for big league teams, his resume would include a national championship as a collegiate coach, or one day, he would teach Madonna how to play baseball.

No. 16 Angel Martinez, INF: Cleveland Indians top prospects right now - cleveland.com
Martinez's father, Sandy, was a eight-year MLB veteran.

Cleveland Indians coach Sarbaugh at home, wondering what's next | Sports | readingeagle.com - The last time Mike Sarbaugh experienced the fickleness of late March at home in Pennsylvania, he was a senior at Donegal High School.

Has Aaron Civale Done Enough to Start the Season in the Indians' Rotation? - Aaron Civale was an impressive 3-4 last season in his rookie year for the Indians, and many think the 24-year-old has a bright future. While he's only thrown a couple innings this spring, the question is has he done enough for the tam to put him in the starting rotation to kickoff 2020?

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