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Morning news and notes for Monday, March 9, 2020

MLB: Cleveland Indians-Media Day Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

Tribe News

Bobby Bradley’s home run highlights loss to Rockies | cleveland.com

The young slugger now has 3 home runs this spring. Sunday’s blast was an opposite field shot.

Luplow confident in second spring training with Tribe | Indians.com

Look for him to get regular at-bats at the start of the year, even against RHP.

Mercado on wrist: ‘Thankfully it was nothing’ | Indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

The Indians haven’t put a timetable on Oscar Mercado’s return from his left wrist sprain that he sustained on Thursday, but if you ask him, he believes he’ll be ready by Opening Day.

“Yeah, I think so,” Mercado said on Sunday afternoon. “I think I should be good by then. I trust my ability to recover and I trust [the training staff] in there.”

“I’ve dove for balls, caught my wrist and stuff, it’s never hurt,” Mercado said. “It’s looked ugly, but it’s never hurt. That was one where I dove and I knew it was awkward, but the pain was pretty big, so I got scared. But thankfully it was nothing. The guys in the training staff have done a great job of building a program for me to follow and hopefully speed up the recovery.”

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