Indians News and Notes 9/10/13 - Justin Masterson Optimistic, Francona Diplomatic, Ned Yost Incomprehensible

Jason Miller

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Indians News

Justin Masterson believes he'll pitch before end of season: Cleveland Indians insider | cleveland.comJustin Masterson remains optimistic that he'll pitch against before the end of the season despite a strained left oblique muscle.

Manager Terry Francona at diplomatic best after only 9,794 fans watch Cleveland Indians beat Royals | cleveland.com - Another small crowd watched another big victory by the Indians on Monday night at nearly empty Progressive Field.

Baseball legend Larry Doby to be inducted into Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame | wkyc.com - About time.

AFL Prospects: Brewers, Indians, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox | FanGraphs Baseball - Marc Hulet looks at the Indians' AFL affiliate, the Surprise Saguaros.

Not everyone was impressed with the way Ned Yost managed the end-game scenario yesterday:

Yost kills Royals with awful ninth inning - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

Congratulations, Ned Yost, you just managed the worst inning of the season.

This clinches it: Ned Yost has no idea what he’s doing | HardballTalk

Needing a single — again, the whole point of the bunt was to set things up for a two-run single — Yost had Carlos Pena pinch-hit for Jarrod Dyson. The very same Carlos Pena who has hit .197 and .208 the last two years.

Manager Fight!

After Managers Clash, Orioles Get a Key Win Against Yankees - NYTimes.com - The Yankees and Orioles emptied the dugouts when Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter argued in the first inning, but Baltimore emerged with an important victory.

A fracas between Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter - Baseball Nation - The encounter in animated GIFs.

LGFT

Wife keeping Wedge on road to recovery | The Journal Gazette
For Kate Wedge, the fateful day started with an intuition. Her husband, Eric, had not been quite himself since the Seattle Mariners returned from a road trip to Houston.

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Which Pitchers are Getting a Qualifying Offer this Offseason? | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron projects which pitchers will get qualifying offers this offseason.

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