Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT
Countdown to Opening Day – 48 days
The Tribe’s newest 48, Emmanuel Clase, has some lofty expectations on him as the centerpiece of the three-player trade with the Texas Rangers that brought the young reliever and outfielder Delino DeShields to Cleveland in December for two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.
On the nine-year anniversary of the death of the team’s most prolific pitcher, Bob Feller, the Indians dealt another of Cleveland’s all-time pitching legends as the Tribe traded Corey Kluber and $500,000 to the Texas Rangers for outfielder Delino DeShields and reliever Emmanuel Clase.
In a corresponding roster move, the team designated infielder Mike Freeman for assignment.