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MLB deadening the ball for 2021

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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

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MLB is apparently deadening the ball for this upcoming season. That’ll put people back in the seats this summer when the time comes because people dig the warning track flyouts, right?

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AP source: MLB slightly deadening ball amid HR surge | WHIO
Major League Baseball has slightly deadened its baseballs amid a years-long surge in home runs

Wittgren has perfect trainer in wife Ashley | MLB

Every offseason, many players have to find nearby facilities to do their workouts and have trainers to help them with their arm-care excises. But for Nick Wittgren, he just needs to open his garage door and call for his wife, Ashley.

Roundtable: Who will win the AL Central? | MLB
Who will win the American League Central? MLB.com gathered a group of reporters to debate the possibilities.

Cleveland Indians prepare for quarantine, reshuffling of spring training schedule | Cleveland
The Indians and every other big league team are going to be challenged in spring training once again by the coronavirus.

What I’m hearing after two key signings – Terry’s Talkin’ Tribe | Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians have added Cesar Hernandez and Eddie Rosario to their lineup. Now what?

Are the Reds the only potential suitors left for an Amed Rosario trade with Cleveland? (podcast) | Cleveland
Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga look at what's left of the trade landscape after Oakland acquired Elvis Andrus over the weekend.

Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco won't let cancer define him | NY Post

Carrasco, a native of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, was 31 years old with a wife and five children. He would attack the disease with powerful drugs, but also optimism. His wife, Karelis, wouldn’t allow him to sulk. Carrasco vowed to beat CML.

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