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Morning news and notes for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

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Naylor brothers reunite | Cleveland

From Paul Hoynes:

The last time brothers Josh and Bo Naylor played on the same team, Josh was nine or 10 years old. Josh, three years older, was playing a level above him

“It’s called Pee-Wee in Canada, a 12-and-under division,” Josh Naylor told reporters Sunday on a Zoom call from Goodyear, Arizona. “Noah (Bo’s given name) was nine or 10 and got called up. He had one at-bat, maybe two, and had a pinch-hit double.”

Now the Naylor brothers are members of the Indians. Bo Naylor, a catcher, was their No.1 pick in 2018. Josh Naylor was one of six players acquired from the San Diego Padres on Aug. 31 for right-hander Mike Clevinger and outfielder Greg Allen.

Josh Naylor has a chance to start in the outfield or at first base. Bo Naylor is in big-league camp for the first time, but will open the year in the minors.

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