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Carlos Carrasco inflamed, Oscar Mercado sprained

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Morning news and notes for Sunday, March 8, 2020

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Both still could be ready for Opening Day if you want a silver lining.

Indians news

Carrasco (elbow inflammation) scales back | MLB
Carlos Carrasco is scaling back his workouts due to elbow inflammation. The good news, if you trust Tito on injury updates, is that this happens to Carrasco every year after his first start.

Mercado’s wrist sprain mild; outfielder day to day | MLB
On a similarly positive note, Oscar Mercado’s wrist has not yet shattered into a million pieces. He remains day-to-day with a mild sprain.

Gose’s 100-mph gas fuels his move to mound | MLB
Anthony Gose: gunslinger? The former outfielder’s move to the mound and absolute gas he’s hurling up there is quickly becoming one of the more interesting stories out of Indians camp. Walks are his biggest enemy right now.

How one big decision changed the future for Francisco Lindor and Christian Yelich | Cleveland
Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, and ... Grady Sizmore? It’s all connected, man. It’s all connected.

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