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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, August 1, 2020

So long, Sunshine David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 1 - Kansas City 2

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At the end of a busy Trade Deadline day, the Indians bats and bullpen could not preserve a win.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Cleveland Indians hope their full-menu trade with Padres satisfies their appetite to win - cleveland.com -How will the Indians' rotation react to losing another big arm?

Cleveland Indians designate Domingo Santana for assignment, recall Oscar Mercado after Mike Clevinger trade - cleveland.com - Through 24 games with Cleveland, Santana hit .157 with a .583 OPS including a pair of home runs and 12 RBI.

Mike Clevinger on Cleveland Indians and their fans: ‘They’ve had my back through thick and thin’ - cleveland.com - “When you’re really looking at things, it’s a business at the end of the day,” he said. “If they think they’re going to put together a better team with the players they’re getting and without you, then you just have to take that and roll with it and, if anything, use it as motivation.”

Are the Indians dealing the right way with the reality of baseball in Cleveland? Talking to myself -- Terry Pluto - cleveland.com - The Tribe has been in the process of dumping payroll for a few years. It continued with the Mike Clevinger deal.

Tribe nets huge 6-player haul for Clevinger - As the Trade Deadline approached, one question continued to emerge: Would the Indians feel comfortable enough with their elite rotation to trade a starter like Mike Clevinger? Now we know the answer is yes.

'No bad blood' -- Clevinger says goodbye - Clevinger was informed Monday morning that he had been traded to the Padres in exchange for six players, a mix of big league contributors and prospects.

Cleveland Indians Trade Mike Clevinger In Nine-Player Deal With San Diego Padres - But the six-player return the Indians got lacks the impact bat the team needs.

Indians pitcher Zach Plesac to make first start since breaking COVID-19 protocols - More than three weeks after breaking team rules and Major League Baseball protocol by leaving his hotel and going out with friends in Chicago, pitcher Zach Plesac will return to the mound for the Cleveland Indians to replace his former teammate Mike Clevinger—who was traded Monday—in the rotation.

Indians All-Star Francisco Lindor on Mike Clevinger trade: “It happens every year” - Star believes in front office

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