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Rob Manfred meets with MLBPA head Tony Clark, proposes “framework” for a deal

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Morning news and notes for Thursday, June 18, 2020

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We may be close to a deal. Then again, we might not be close to a deal. At least both sides are meeting together.

Indians News

Cleveland Indians sign LHP Jaime Arias; continue to add to undrafted player class - cleveland.com - They announced the signing of lefty Jaime Arias from Fresno State on Wednesday, while confirming the signing of catcher Joe Donovan from the University of Michigan. Both players received $20,000 signing bonuses.

How Cleveland Indians pitchers match up against White Sox hitters: AL Central preview 2020 - cleveland.com - Mike Clevinger leads the way among Cleveland Indians pitchers when facing division rival Chicago.

MLB owners send new proposal to players: Rob Manfred, Tony Clark meet - cleveland.com - Manfred and the owners made a new offer to the players on Wednesday following the meeting with Clark. Depending on how the players view it, it could bring 2 1/2 months of discord between the parties to an end.

How Will MLB's Current Situation Impact Francisco Lindor's Trade Value? [Video] - Ken Carmen and Anthony Lima are joined by David Samson to discuss how Major League Baseba's current situation will impact the trade value of Cleveland Indians star shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Kipnis relishes playing for his boyhood favorite team - Like many other kids in his Northbrook neighborhood, Jason Kipnis grew up with big dreams. He imagined suiting up for his favorite major league team -- the Cubs -- and showing out on baseball's biggest stage.

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