Indians Notes: Durbin, Rodriguez, Tomlin

A round of Indians-themed links as Cleveland plays Kansas City in Arizona…

  • As Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer explains, Indians reliever Chad Durbin was surprised to take a paycut this year given the robust market for relievers. "I didn't think my year dictated it should have been that way. I'm not saying I needed three years for 12 [million] – that's ridiculous – but we were fishing for whatever we could get," Durbin said.
  • The Indians expect the Pirates to return Josh Rodriguez, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Rule 5 pick would be a welcome addition to one of the Indians' top affiliates.
  • In a mailbag for MLB.com, Jordan Bastian explains that Josh Tomlin appears to have a good chance of cracking the Indians' rotation. 
  • On the infield, Jack Hannahan has a chance to be the Indians' Opening Day third baseman, Bastian reports.


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