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Indians have exercised the 2019 and 2020 options for Manager Terry Francona.

Added 11/04/16 11:03 am (EST)   Source
Although Francona left a lot to be desired in Game 7 of the World Series, the job he has done in Cleveland can not be overstated, and he'll be locked in through the year 2020. Francona has a .545 career winning percentage with the Indians and made it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. The Indians have the core to be a contender for years to come.
José Abreu Headshot

Abreu had hits in both ends of Saturday's doubleheader, going 2-for-8 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a split with the Tigers.

Added 7:54 am (EST)
Abreu has been on a tear during a nine-game hitting streak, having gone 18-for-41 (.439) with four doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored. He's experienced a steady decline in power since his rookie 2014 season but with 10 homers through 47 games, he's on pace for a third 30-homer season.
Yolmer Sánchez Headshot

Sanchez went 3-for-7 with a triple and two RBI over both games of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Added 7:47 am (EST)
Sanchez had already wrested away the starting second base job from Tyler Saladino, so it's not surprising to see him in the starting lineup, but he should get an uninterrupted run at second after the White Sox placed Saladino on the 10-day disabled list with back spasms. He's hitting .306 in 121 at-bats, the best mark he's posted in four major-league seasons.
David Robertson Headshot

Robertson struck out two in a scoreless inning to collect his sixth save of the season in Saturday's 3-0 win over Detroit.

Added 7:31 am (EST)
Robertson and three other relievers finished up for Tyler Danish who managed to get through five innings in his first major-league start. This was the first save opportunity since April 29 and the first converted save in over a month for Robertson who closed out a game against Kansas City on April 26 to pick up his fifth save.
Will Harris Headshot

Harris struck out two in a scoreless inning to pick up the save in Saturday's 5-2 win over Baltimore.

Added 12:41 am (EST)
Houston's closer Ken Giles had pitched the last two days and was unavailable Saturday, so Harris stepped in to serve as closer for the second time this season.
Dallas Keuchel Headshot

Keuchel (8-0) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Added 12:29 am (EST)
Keuchel, who threw just 86 pitches, could have gone longer but was fresh off the disabled list and reached his pitch limit. He pounded the bottom of the zone with his sinker, showing no signs of rust after not having pitched in 11 days. With the win, Keuchel lowered his ERA to 1.81, bettering the pace he set though 10 games during his 2015 Cy Young Award-winning campaign (1.90). He's next scheduled to pitch Friday against the Rangers on an extra day's rest.
Alex Presley Headshot

Presley was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, John Wagner of The Toledo Blade reports.

Added Yesterday 11:42 pm (EST)
The veteran outfielder will get his shot after starting the season at Triple-A, where he is slashing a disappointing .213/.278/.303 through 40 games. Presley spent most of last season with the Brewers, where he hit just .198 over 116 at-bats while serving mainly as a reserve outfielder. No corresponding move has been made yet, but he'll likely take the roster spot of Mikie Mahtook or Tyler Collins, both of whom are struggling to produce at the plate thus far. Don't expect too much production out of Presley, as he'll likely be taking on a reserve role in his return to the big leagues.
Zack Wheeler Headshot

Wheeler was forced to leave his start after the sixth inning with a blister on his right hand, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Added Yesterday 11:08 pm (EST)
Wheeler had put together a solid performance before his premature departure, allowing just three runs on seven hits and recording five strikeouts. The young right-hander has established himself as a consistent arm in an injury-riddled Mets' rotation this season and, fortunately, this doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Consider him day-to-day as he aims for his next scheduled start, Thursday against the Brewers.
Brock Stewart Headshot

Stewart (shoulder) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk while recording just one out in his rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

Added Yesterday 10:56 pm (EST)
Pitching in his first live action since March, Stewart struggled mightily while throwing just 23 pitches. A little rust is to be expected after a long recovery period and he should have several opportunities to find his rhythm as he works his way back from the DL. Nonetheless, this certainly isn't the start the Dodgers wanted to see out of their young arm.
Ross Stripling Headshot

Stripling allowed a single hit over three scoreless innings while striking out two batters to earn his first save of the season during Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Added Yesterday 10:47 pm (EST)
The converted starter has excelled out of the bullpen with a 2.54 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 10.5 K/9. However, he's being utilized more in the middle innings than in high-leverage situations, so his fantasy value will probably remain limited to providing solid ratios and punchouts.
Bud Norris Headshot

Norris closed out the Angels' 5-2 win Saturday in a non-save situation, allowing one run and a walk in the ninth inning.

Added Yesterday 10:44 pm (EST)
The reliever had been considered day-to-day after reporting knee soreness following Friday's appearance, but appears to be just fine. Norris allowed a home run to Marcell Ozuna and walked J.T. Realmuto before retiring J.T. Riddle to end the game. The 32-year-old is 9-for-11 in save opportunities this season and should continue to be regularly available out of the bullpen moving forward.
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