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Franmil Reyes out for extended time with abdominal strain

Morning news and notes for Monday, May 24, 2021

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Minnesota 8, Cleveland 5

CTC Recap | Box Score

Zach Plesac struggled. A late rally sent the game to extras. James Karinchak finally was hittable. With the loss, Cleveland falls to 24-20 on the season.

Cleveland baseball news

Reliable Karinchak off mark as Indians fall |
From Mandy Bell:

Any time you start with a runner on second, you’re kind of pitching with traffic that he didn’t produce,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Normally, even when he’s got the deep counts, he’s found a way to get out of it. Today, it didn’t work. I mean, the kid’s human. I think that’s the fourth or fifth hit he’s given up on the year. That’s pretty amazing.”

Karinchak was on the heels of a steller 1 1/3-innings performance that extended into the 10th inning on Saturday night, and Francona raved about how effective his incredible strikeout rate is when a runner starts the inning at second base. But just as Karinchak seemed to be settling into a groove, he showed his first signs of losing his control.

Franmil to miss 5-7 weeks with oblique strain |
Huge loss for our offense. Absolutely need some guys to step up.

Cleveland adds Owen Miller as Reyes heads to IL |
Miller was hitting .406 at Triple-A Columbus. Stay hot kid!

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