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Morning news and notes for August 12, 2020

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

To put things dryly, Tyler Naquin and Logan Allen replaced Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the 28-man roster yesterday.

Obviously, there are reasons for this, and some Indians spoke out on them:

Lindor

Clevinger

Plutko

Appreciating Jason Kipnis

• The Indians played this video tribute for him

• It was a big hit among those in the ballpark

Tribe notes

• Shane Bieber leads baseball in 1-2-3 innings. But only because “pitchers facing the Indians” isn’t a qualified player.

• WFNY discusses the Tribe

Around baseball

• The Yankees had no choice but to free Clint Frazier

Alex Cintron and Ramon Laureano were handed suspensions

• Daniel Bard has been pitching very well in his return to baseball, and tonight got his first save since 2011

• His teammate Charlie Blackmon is chasing .400

• As we near a time when the Cardinals may have to forfeit some games, here’s Castrovince on the most recent MLB forfeit

• Rob Manfred thinks things are going well