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Manfred meets with MLBPA, threatens to end season if COVID-19 outbreaks continue

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Morning news and notes for Saturday, August 1, 2020

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 1, Minnesota 4

Recaps: LGT | MLB

After spotting the Twins 4 runs, the Indians couldn’t string enough hits together to create a creditable offensive threat.

Also, Commissioner Manfred will pull this station wagon season to the curb, just watch him, if clubs don’t start managing COVID-19 better.

Indians News

Clevinger wants to 'get back to being me' - “You know, now I just got to get back to being me, and I’m pretty good at doing that.”

Twins, Tribe decide to continue series - Not long after Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and president of baseball operations Derek Falvey woke up on Friday morning, they learned that players on the Cardinals roster had tested positive for COVID-19 in a round of testing conducted Wednesday morning -- hours before St. Louis took the field for the finale of a two-game series at Target Field.

Shane Bieber Is a Popping Star - The Cleveland Indians pitcher had no choice, then, but to forge his own path and make his own name — something he's been thrusting into bright lights and record books in his first two starts of the season.

Chris Antonetti: Cleveland Indians ‘exceedingly diligent’ in following MLB coronavirus protocols - cleveland.com - How close did the Cleveland Indians come to postponing their game Friday against Minnesota due to coronavirus concerns at Target Field?

About Brad Hand’s decline, MLB’s changes, Satchel Paige – Let’s Talk Cleveland Indians - cleveland.com - Many purists baseball fans are upset about various rule changes. They're wrong in the COVID-19 world where finishing the season is an ordeal.

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