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Morning news and notes for Thursday, July 23, 2020

MLB: Exhibition-Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees play the Nationals and the Dodgers play the Giants to start the season.

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Indians cut three to set Opening Day roster | Cleveland Indians - In order to get their Opening Day roster finalized, the Indians had to make a few difficult cuts on Wednesday afternoon before their exhibition game in Pittsburgh. Infielder/outfielder Jake Bauers and relievers James Hoyt and Hunter Wood were informed that they would not make the team.

Indians 2020 Opening Day preview | Cleveland Indians - At the beginning of Spring Training in February, the Indians reported to Arizona with the mindset of being the underdogs. After sitting atop the American League Central for three straight seasons from 2016-18, the Twins knocked the Tribe off its divisional throne last year.

Cleveland Indians get 5-3 exhibition win against Pittsburgh as Aaron Civale looks strong in final tuneup - cleveland.com - Civale pitched five innings and allowed a pair of runs as the Indians finished the summer exhibition season unbeaten.

Cleveland Indians appear to set Opening Day 30-man roster | wkyc.com - The Cleveland Indians appear to have set their 30-man roster for the start of the 2020 season.

My prediction on the Cleveland Indians’ 30-man roster for opening night: Paul Hoynes - cleveland.com - The Indians open their 60-game season on Friday night against the Royals at Progressive Field. Rosters have to be sent to the commissioner's office by noon Thursday.

5 potential breakout players to watch on the 2020 Indians | wkyc.com - All have a chance to make this season very special.

The Best and Worst Individual 60-Game Runs in Cleveland Indians History - 60-game stretches can be great for some players. It can also be a brutal slump. Who endured both during their time with the Cleveland Indians?

Cleveland Has Seen Empty Ballparks Before - WSJ - An Indians ball boy in the late ’60s got used to vacant seats.

Zimmer makes surprise comeback with Indians | Sports | logandaily.com - Seemingly lost, somewhat forgotten, Bradley Zimmer has found his way back to the Cleveland Indians.

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