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Indians sign Cameron Maybin

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The Indians broke spring training with an outfield that one could, charitably, describe as “suspect.” Yesterday, on Opening Day, they got punched in the mouth, with the outfield combining to go 1-for-10 on the afternoon. Today they went out and signed free agent outfielder Cameron Maybin to a minor league deal.

I’m guessing there is not a cause and effect relationship here — the Indians might’ve had the ball rolling on Maybin days ago — but that did happen and now this has happened, so we at least have some fun correlation.

Maybin went to spring training with the Giants, got arrested for a DUI, hit .163 with no power in 48 spring plate appearances and then got cut. Cut by a Giants team, mind you, that opened yesterday with an outfield which, I am fairly certain, consisted of conscripts drawn from the left field bleachers five minutes before first pitch.

Which is to say that this transaction is awash with promise and speaks well of everyone’s skills and everyone’s roster.

God bless you, Cleveland Indians.

 

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

Jim Edmonds
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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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