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Mike Clevinger tunes up, three players sent to Lake County

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Plus, outfield questions being answered.

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Indians trim three from Opening Day roster | Cleveland Indians - On Monday, manager Terry Francona informed Daniel Johnson, reliever David Hernandez and catcher Beau Taylor that they will be at then Lake County camp.

Luplow looks healthy with HR in exhibition - If there was any concern that Jordan Luplow would not feel game-ready by Opening Day, the Indians' outfielder eliminated it with one swing of the bat.

Favorite Indians announcer ever? Will this season be ’legit’? How about Yu Chang? Hey, Terry - - More than ever, the announcers will be important this baseball season with no fans in the stands. We all have favorites.

Cleveland Indians beat Pirates in slugfest, 11-7; Mike Clevinger pitches well in final tuneup - - The Indians had 15 hits, including four homers, to beat the Pirates on Monday night at Progressive Field. Francisco Lindor, Jordan Luplow, Mike Freeman and Jake Bauers homered.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says official scorekeepers working remotely could be ‘difficult’ - - Major League Baseball last month informed scorekeepers that they will watch each of their team’s home games via a live video feed rather than from their customary perches high above the field.

Bradley Zimmer finally coming into view and 3 other things about the Cleveland Indians - - The real surprise is Zimmer. It should be noted the team has made no announcement on its final 30-man roster, but the tea leaves are there to be read.

Indians catcher Roberto Perez pain-free again; Daniel Johnson impresses but sent to alternate site - Sports - The Repository - Canton, OH - Roberto Perez has at times been biking from his home in Avon to Progressive Field for summer camp. It’s a relief for the Indians catcher, considering he played through injuries for much of a successful, but at times painful 2019.Perez took full advantage of increased playing time last season after the Indians dealt Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals.

Former Indian Trevor Crowe set to admit tax charges stemming from large-scale gambling ring - - Trevor Crowe is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Patricia Gaughan for an arraignment and a plea hearing Sept. 2. He is expected to plead guilty to a charge of filing a false tax return for calendar year 2015.

Indians Preview: Carlos Carrasco is Ready to Put An Emotional 2019 Behind Him
2019 was a tough season for Carlos Carrasco, as after a fast start his life changed after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Carrasco made an inspiring comeback in the month of September pitching out of the pen, and now he's ready to be a starter for the Indians again in 2020.

Tyler Naquin, Bradley Zimmer solidifying Indians outfield | Indians |
Tyler Naquin is so close now to playing in a game that counts he could close his eyes and smell the Stadium Mustard — if there were any Stadium Mustard

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