4:20 AM EST, Mon February 20, 2017
News-Herald 3 hours ago
Cleveland Indians taking slow approach with ace Corey Kluber

Cleveland Indians taking slow approach with ace Corey Kluber

GOODYEAR, Ariz. >> Don't pencil in Corey Kluber as the Cleveland Indians' opening day starter just yet.Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Sunday the team will take a slow approach this spring with Kluber, a workhorse for the Indians a year ago. Kluber has started the opener the past two seasons, but Francona isn't ready to say if the right-hander will get the nod on April 3 when the AL champions play at Texas.
Sacramento Bee 7 hours ago

Indians taking slow approach with ace Corey Kluber

Don't pencil in Corey Kluber as the Cleveland Indians' opening day starter just yet. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Sunday the team will take a slow approach this spring with …

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Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
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Akron Beacon Journal Feb 16, 2017

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There’s no competition at the catching position in Indians camp this spring. Indians manager Terry Francona made it clear on Thursday that Yan Gomes is the club’s starting catcher, with Roberto Perez serving as the No. 2 option. “No, we have two good catchers,” Francona told reporters in Goodyear, Ariz. “We’re fortunate to have two good catchers. Gomer’s been our catcher, just for different reasons, whether it’s been injuries, Roberto stepped in and really did a great job. So it’s my responsibility to make it work for both of them, and we will.” By many accounts, Gomes had...

Yan Gomes to act as Indians’ starting catcher with Roberto Perez as backup; Injury updates

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Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
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Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
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Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
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News-Herald Feb 16, 2017
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Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
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Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
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Plain Dealer Feb 15, 2017
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Plain Dealer Feb 15, 2017

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Plain Dealer Feb 15, 2017
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