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Morning news and notes for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021

Boston Red Sox Truck Unloading Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Truck Day marks the coming of spring, as the Cleveland Baseball Team equipment trucks begin the four-day journey across the country to spring training,

Plus, Trevor Bauer signs a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers, dueling inboxes, and sports talker Les Levine has died.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Coronavirus has Chris Antonetti worried as Cleveland Indians prepare for spring training - cleveland.com - Cleveland pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training on Feb. 17. The first spring training game is scheduled for Feb. 28 against the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark.

Carl Willis helped convince Heath Hembree to sign with Cleveland Indians, but analytics was the real draw - cleveland.com
Veteran reliever says Cleveland's ability to offer superior analysis of his game made signing with the Indians easy.

The ‘Cleveland Socks?’ Indians should talk to Penobscot Nation about honoring first Native American player: Jack Torry - cleveland.com
At the very least, the Cleveland baseball club should talk to the Penobscot Nation to settle on a nickname that the Maine tribe would support while preserving the memory of Louis Sockalexis, a Penobscot who played for Cleveland from 1897 to 1899, writes Jack Torry, former Washington bureau chief for The Columbus Dispatch and Dayton Daily News.

Trevor Bauer signing with Los Angeles Dodgers, set to be MLB's top earner in 2021, '22, sources say
And by “sources,” I mean Bauer’s Twitter account. Bauer and the Dodgers are in agreement on a three-year, $102 million deal that has opt-outs after years one and two. Bauer is set to make $40 million in 2021 and $45 million in 2022.

Dueling Inboxes

Who will start at first base and right field for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie - cleveland.com
People have questions ...

Inbox: Are Ramírez trade rumors legit?
People have questions ...

There will be more sports, but now no Les Levine.

Longtime Cleveland sports broadcaster dead at 74 | News | avpress.com
Les Levine, a longtime broadcaster and the self-proclaimed “voice of truth and reason” when it came to analyzing Cleveland’s sports teams, has died. He was 74.

Terry Pluto on Les Levine

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