MLB Cleveland Indians News and Notes, May 1, 2013:

Carlos Ruiz pleads with Roy Halladay to stop throwing gopher balls, with no avail. - USA TODAY Sports

You can't stop Ryan Raburn (you can't even contain him), Mr. Lee comes to town, Jim Thome is waiting for a phone call, and beer prices around MLB.

First, as always, news relating to the Indians:

Cleveland Indians pound out seven homers in 14-2 rout of Philadelphia Phillies | cleveland.com: Recap of yesterday's rout in the Cleveland paper of record.

Nick Swisher gets a chance to rest sore left shoulder: Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com: Nick Swisher gets a couple days off and other Indians notes from the Cleveland paper of record.

Michael Bourn playing the waiting game with injured finger: Cleveland Indians Chatter | cleveland.com: Also, if you know Jim Thome's phone number, give him a call - he's waiting for one. Best, though, if you can employ him to play baseball.

Cliff Lee ready to face Cleveland Indians for first time since trade - morningjournal.com: Cliff Lee is ready and motivated.

Akron 1B/DH Chun Chen earns Player of the Week Honors | indians.com: News: The Cleveland Indians announced that Double-A Akron 1B/DH CHUN CHEN has been named Indians Minor League Player of the Week for April 22-29.

Tangentially Tribe-related news:

Steve Melewski: Even with inconsistent outings, McFarland settles in with Orioles: TJ McFarland is the long man for the Orioles and making the best of it. He might just stick with the O's all year.

Delmon homers in first at-bat after coming off DL | MLB.com: News: Phillies DFA LGFT Ezequiel Carrera to make room for Delmon Young, who took McAllister deep in his first Phillies at bat.

Rays to activate Luke Scott, DFA Shelley Duncan - MLB Daily Dish: LGFT Shelley Duncan DFA'd to make room for Luke Scott.

And, finally:

Beer Prices At Every Major League Baseball Game [SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY] - Business Insider: At one end, Cleveland and Arizona at $4.00. Click the link to see who's at the other end.

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