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John Adams, longtime in-game drummer, to miss Opening Day

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Morning news and notes for Saturday, March 13, 2021

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John Adams will not be behind the drum at the home opener for the first time since 1973. Also, Shane Bieber is quite the bargain.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Tribe drummer will miss Indians home opener
“For fans, Opening Day is like Baseball New Year. It’s a time to celebrate a new season, a brand new start for every team and the beginning of warmer temperatures around the country. But for the first time since 1973, the Indians will be without their outfield drummer, John Adams.”

Indians drummer John Adams will miss home opener
“John Adams will miss the Cleveland Indians home opener for the first time since 1973 as he deals with health issues.”

Indians trade Mike Freeman to Reds
“Along with Freeman’s trade, the Indians had a handful of other roster moves on Friday, including optioning top prospect Nolan Jones and hurlers Scott Moss, Eli Morgan, Carlos Vargas and Jean Carlos Mejía to Triple-A. The club also reassigned righty Kyle Dowdy and Hamilton to its depth camp.”

What I’m hearing from Goodyear: Amed Rosario to Bobby Bradley to Emmanuel Clase – Terry’s Talkin’ Tribe - cleveland.com
Terry Pluto hears that Amed Rosario has a chance of being the opening day center fielder.

Cleveland Indians have themselves quite a bargain in Cy Young winner Shane Bieber - cleveland.com
“On Friday the Indians renewed Bieber’s 2021 contract for $679,700. The split contract, which would pay him $311,600 in the unlikely event he opened the season in the minors, represents a $56,500 raise from last year when Bieber led the MLB in wins, ERA and strikeouts.”

Nolan Jones will carry the weight and 3 other things about the Cleveland Indians - cleveland.com

“We know he’s been out in the outfield, he’s certainly played third base, and we asked him if that’s realistic or if we’re putting a burden on him,” said Francona. “He said, ‘No. I can do that.’ So he’ll play some outfield and some third.”

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