Vinnie's Back! Tuesday AM Tribe News and Notes

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Vinnie's back, Lonnie Chisenhall is the story of the first half, and strange baseball transactions.

Recap

The Indians didn't lose yesterday. They were off before starting a series in Arizona tonight.

Tribe Related

Oakland Athletics take different approach than Cleveland Indians: Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - Hey Hoynsie strikes again!

Will the new-and-improved Vinnie Pestano resemble the Pestano of old? | cleveland.com - "It was good to get back out there," Pestano said. "I had a lot of adrenaline. It was like a second debut of sorts."

Nearly cast away, Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall crafting feel-good story | indians.com: News - When Lonnie Chisenhall's name does appear among the league's top hitters -- expect to see it listed at or near the top of the chart -- it will be an official acknowledgement of what has been a special season.

Native American group plans to file federal lawsuit against Cleveland Indians over Chief Wahoo logo - newsnet5.com Cleveland - The red block letter C for Cleveland seems to be replacing Chief Wahoo outside Progressive Field. But not everyone sees it that way.

Around the Horn

Home Run Derby to feature bracketed play as part of new format | indians.com: News - Major League Baseball on Monday announced a new format for the Derby, featuring a new 10-player format that calls for seven outs per round and bracketed play after the first round.

Anthony Castrovince: Mills-for-$1 can't touch Wares-for-rent as oddity | MLB.com: NewsBrad Mills isn't the first player swapped for a dollar, and teams have traded skippers, but baseball is littered with players being bartered for inanimate objects -- including food and equipment.

Prospect Watch: AL Central | FanGraphs Baseball

Journeyman Pino is primed to be a starter for Twins | Star Tribune - Former Tribe farmhand Pino now a starter with the Twins.

Rule 7.13: Protecting Catchers, Hurting The Game | FanGraphs Baseball - Reviewing the fallout from the new rule.

Josh Byrnes was neither lucky nor good in San Diego. | SportsonEarth.com : Matthew Kory Article - The Padres fired general manager Josh Byrnes on Sunday after just two and a half seasons in charge, marking the first time in a while that a GM has been forcibly relieved of his job. While sudden, the move isn't a total surprise, given the lack of progress. Byrnes got his start in baseball with the Tribe.

Imperfect Solution | The Rotation - How much protection will the new hat provide for pitchers?

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