This just in … Indians fans also dislike LeBron James

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Allow us to channel our inner ProBasketballTalk here for a second.  (By the way, check those guys out if you’re an NBA fan.  They kill it.)

According to the Associated Press, a fan wearing a spanking-new Miami Heat jersey of Lebron James was harassed by the fans at the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field on Wednesday night. 

Indians fans (and Cavs fans, presumably) chanted obscenities at the man until he had to be led out by stadium security.  Some fans even followed him all the way to the exit gate.

The city of Cleveland is a little peeved at this man James, who abandoned his home town and a loyal fan base to “take his talents to South Beach” earlier this month in a one-hour special on ESPN called “The Decision.”  And they should be pissed off.  That was a ridiculous and horribly misguided show of classlessness.

Now about that fan wearing the jersey.  Was he just looking for attention or was he simply expressing his love for LeBron?  Did he deserve the chants?  Does anybody want to send me a new No. 6 Heat uni?

Marlins designate Derek Dietrich for assignment

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The Marlins designated utilityman Derek Dietrich for assignment, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. This comes amid a flurry of moves on Tuesday night as teams prepare their rosters ahead of the Rule 5 draft next month.

Dietrich, 29, is coming off another strong season in which he hit .265/.330/.421 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, and 72 runs scored in 551 plate appearances. He played all over the diamond, spending most of his time in left field and at first base. Dietrich also played some second base, third base, and right field.

Dietrich is entering his third of four years of arbitration eligibility. He earned $2.9 million this past season and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to earn $4.8 million in 2019. Cutting Dietrich represents a bit more than 4 million in savings for the rebuilding and perennially small-market Marlins. Dietrich should draw some interest, so the Marlins could end up trading him rather soon.

Wonder how J.T. Realmuto, now the longest-tenured Marlin, is feeling right about now.