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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, August 18, 2020

MLB: Exhibition-Cleveland Indians at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Roberto Pérez is back, Oscar Mercado is in Eastlake and the wheel of fortune spins ...

Indians News

Cleveland Indians vs. Pittsburgh Pirates series preview, pitching matchups - - The Indians open a three-game series against the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Cleveland Indians option Oscar Mercado to Classic Park; Roberto Perez on the way - - The move was made to clear a roster spot for catcher Roberto Pérez, who is expected to be activated on Tuesday when the Indians open a three-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Samson: Why Cleveland is the biggest mess in MLB right now - - David Samson gives his thoughts on the Indians' current situation

Clevinger, Plesac's actions source of tension for Cleveland: report - Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac’s night out in Chicago has reportedly been the source of significant tension within the Cleveland Indians.

Sources -- Choices by Mike Clevinger, Zach Plesac to break protocol caused rift within Indians - During a testy meeting Friday, Cleveland Indians players scolded teammates Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac for breaking protocol and going out in Chicago, and at least one player said he would opt out of the season if the two remained on the active roster, sources familiar with the meeting told ESPN.

Cleveland Indians’ fans remembering Ray Chapman 100 years after his tragic death
It’s now become a tradition for fans to leave behind items near his grave for good luck, proving that no matter how much time passes, legends never die.

Broken curfews, COVID outbreaks and ... bubble ball? Passan on MLB's latest 2020 battles
From Cleveland's clubhouse conflict and the Cardinals' plight to plans for the postseason, here's everything you need to know about the state of the game.

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