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Bobby Bradley goes deep in spring training debut

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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Shane Bieber keeps curveball in back pocket as Cleveland Indians lose to Royals, 8-6 - cleveland.com
Cy Young winner Shane Bieber, determined to improve his slider, absorbs four-run second inning against Kansas City in his spring-training debut.

When Cleveland’s Larry Doby and Satchel Paige became the first African-Americans to win a World Series

But not all of Doby’s achievements followed another black player. In his rookie season, Doby and pitcher Satchel Paige became the first African-Americans to win a World Series as the Indians defeated the Boston Braves in six games.

A Weight Lifted: The Bobby Bradley Story - Sports Illustrated Cleveland Indians News, Analysis and More
Bobby Bradley is going to have plenty of chances in 2021 to have an impact on the Indians roster. The slugger made heads turn in Arizona when he showed up down 35 pounds, with the ability to be faster and hopefully to make the roster and cut down on his swings and misses to impress the coaching staff.

Notes: Bradley's blast; Bieber vs. Santana
The Indians have a handful of position battles to watch over the next four weeks, and prospect Bobby Bradley did his best over the offseason to make the Tribe’s decision at first base as difficult as possible.

Bieber's focus on slider in first spring start

Two weeks after Shane Bieber won the American League Cy Young Award, he told Indians pitching coach Carl Willis he had turned the page. And the one area that he and the coaching staff agreed he could improve upon for 2021 was working deeper into games.

No more doughnuts: Allen buys in with Tribe
Shane Bieber, Zach Plesac and Aaron Civale have locked themselves in as the core of the Indians’ rotation. While Triston McKenzie seems to be the clear choice to be the Tribe’s fourth starter, the last spot won’t be as simple to fill..

On Emmanuel Clase’s velocity and 5 other things about the Cleveland Indians - cleveland.com
In his Cleveland debut, Clase allowed one run on three hits in the sixth inning of a 8-6 loss to the Royals at Goodyear Ballpark. A year away from the mound caused by a PED suspension hurt his location, but not his velo.

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