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Aaron Civale’s new mechanics on display in spring training win

Morning news and notes for Friday, March 5, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Cleveland won their first televised spring training game thanks to excellent pitching from a rebuilt Aaron Civale, and some Yu Chang power.

Cleveland baseball news

Delivery overhaul pays off early for Civale | MLB
Aaron Civale’s offseason changes included a new arm path, a new split-changeup, and a new slider grip. He has been essentially rebuilt from the ground-up in the offseason thanks to the help from pitching coach Ruben Niebla.

New-look Aaron Civale retires nine straight, Yu Chang homers twice as Indians win, 5-1 | Cleveland
Not a bad first on-screen look for Cleveland.

Cleveland Indians team history focus of free virtual program | Cleveland
Team historian Jeremy Faedor will be giving a guided tour through Cleveland’s 120-year baseball history on March 23.

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