Francisco Lindor homers in Puerto Rico

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The Indians and Twins have the honor of playing a two-game series in Puerto Rico at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday. Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, born in Puerto Rico, sure didn’t miss his opportunity to get the crowd jumping.

The stands were buzzing with excitement the first two times Lindor came to the plate, which ended in a fly out and a strikeout. The third time, however, was the charm, as Lindor yanked a 3-2 Odorizzi curve over the fence in right field for a two-run home run, breaking a scoreless tie. Listen to the crowd:

Such a cool moment and exactly why baseball is trying to expand the sport internationally.

Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley added solo homers to begin the sixth inning to bump the Indians’ lead to 4-0 and chase Odorizzi from the game.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.