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N&N: James Karinchak has bright future in Tribe bullpen

Morning news and notes for Monday, April 6, 2020

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From Terry Pluto:

3. Here’s what we need to know: Whenever baseball resumes with some sort of training camp, rosters can be changed. As of now, they are “frozen.” But that will change once players take the field for a summer version of spring training.

4. Karinchak will be in the bullpen. The Indians were very excited by what they saw from the 24-year-old right-hander this spring. He had 9 Ks in 5 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and two runs. An issue with Karinchak is control. He walked five in those 5 2/3 innings.

5. Karinchak throws close to 100 mph miles. He has a devastating North-to-South curveball, effective vs. righties and lefties. Last season, Karinchak had a 2.67 ERA in the minors. Here’s the eye-popping stuff: 74 Ks in 30 1/3 innings.

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