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Fallout from a night out in Chicago

Morning News and Notes for Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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The good news is that Terry Francona will be back with the team for tonight’s game versus the Cubs. The bad news is that the pitching staff is in the middle of imploding from off the field stupidity.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Cleveland Indians announce Terry Francona will return to manage club against Chicago on Tuesday - - Terry Francona will be back managing the Cleveland Indians when the club faces the Chicago Cubs this week at Progressive Field, the team announced Monday. Francona missed the team’s last eight games while dealing with a gastrointestinal issue that has hampered him since early March.

Clevinger breaks club protocol, will miss start - The Indians will now be without two of their starting pitchers over the next few days due to violation of team protocols.

Inbox: Will Tribe trade for impact bat? - This week’s Inbox.from MLB beat writer Mandy Bell

Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs series preview, pitching matchups - The Indians have won five of their last six games, while the Cubs are on a six-game winning streak despite having their weekend series against the Cardinals postponed because of the coronavirus.

Can the Cleveland Indians shame players into walking the straight and narrow? Paul Hoynes - - Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger joins Zach Plesac in the 72-hour quarantine hole. Clevinger accompanied Plesac on an unapproved foray into the Chicago night on Saturday.

Cleveland Indians announce Mike Clevinger will quarantine after violating COVID-19 protocols in Chicago - - Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger will miss his scheduled start Tuesday after the team announced he violated Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 protocols as well as the club’s own code of conduct by leaving his hotel room during a recent road trip to Chicago.

'Beyond the Dugout' with Indians pitcher Aaron Civale | - The right-hander talked about his favorite hobbies & his recent engagement.

Indians' Plesac on dinner out: 'I made a poor choice' - "I would like to apologize to my teammates, the entire Cleveland organization and all of our fans for my actions Saturday evening," Plesac said in a statement. "I realize I made a poor choice to leave the hotel, which broke protocols and could have endangered other people. I understand that in these times of uncertainty, I need to be more vigilant and responsible and I am determined to earn my teammates' forgiveness and get back to work."

Indians Outfielder Oscar Mercado is Struggling to Prove His Doubters Wrong - It's been a tough start to the 2020 season for Indians second-year outfielder Oscar Mercado, a player the Indians have high hopes for.

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