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Morning news and notes for Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Today’s Baseball -

Cleveland at Detroit at 1 p.m. EDT. Scheduled pitching matchup is Shane Bieber vs. Matthew Boyd.

Other Cleveland Baseball Team News

How many games will the Cleveland Indians win in 2021? Well ...: Terry Pluto -
The Cleveland Indians have had eight consecutive winning seasons, five trips to the playoffs. Can that streak continue in 2021?

Cleveland Indians changes: No headdresses, masks are required, mobile tickets only
There will be several changes at Progressive Field as the Cleveland Indians welcome fans for the first time since 2019.

With a bullpen of 'different skill sets,' Terry Francona's Cleveland Indians go closer by committee
The Cleveland Indians will enter the season with uncertainty at several spots, including closer, a position manager Terry Francona has elected to fill by committee to start.

Cleveland Baseball Team Will Not Allow Fans With Red-Face, Native American Headdresses in Stadium | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog
“The Cleveland baseball team announced today that fans will not be permitted to wear Native American-style headdresses or red-face paint inside Progressive Field any longer.”

Francisco Lindor, Mets agree to $341 million, 10-year deal -
Deal makes Lindor the highest-paid shortstop in baseball and ranks third in overall value.

Shane Bieber looks to set tone for Cleveland Indians in season opener against Tigers -
The Indians aren't getting much love from prognosticators for the 2021 season, but Shane Bieber said he and his teammates are used to that.

Predictions on Cleveland Indians 2021 wins, division champs, playoffs and more: Podcast -
Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga share their predictions for the Cleveland Indians 2021 season and how the MLB playoffs will turn out.

Let the dissection begin: Position-by-position look at the 2021 Cleveland Indians -
“Do the Indians have enough offense to contend in the AL Central in 2021? Has the outfield, which bottomed out last year, improved? Is the starting pitching as good as people say it is? Take a look at this breakdown of the Indians and make up your own mind.”

SportsTime Ohio is now Bally Sports Great Lakes: What it means and how to stream Cleveland baseball
Bally Sports Great Lakes will air 157 of the team's 162 games this season.

Cleveland Indians announce Progressive Field changes as fans head back to the ballpark for 2021 -
“From restricted attire to extended netting, promotions that are still waiting to be assigned dates, limited areas for kids and more foul balls for fans, expect a lot of changes at Progressive Field this season.”

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