Clevelinks: Kansas City Royals Top Cleveland Indians; Floyd Was A Risk Worth Taking

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The Cleveland Indians fell to the Kansas City Royals for the second time in as many tries this spring, losing 10-5. Roberto Perez hit a two-run home run for the Tribe, who led early in the contest behind three strong innings from Nick Maronde. His replacement, Bryan Shaw, continued to have a rough spring. After allowing three runs in the fourth, he watched his ERA jump to 21.60.

The Indians did have a bit of bad news, as Ryan Raburn left the game with knee injury, and Zach Walters departed with an abdominal strain. Both players are listed as day-to-day.

With the injury to Gavin Floyd, many have wondered why the Indians even took a chance in signing the oft-injured starter–especially with the young arms in waiting. But the risk was worth the possible reward, as Floyd was a moderately successful pitcher prior to injury, and would allow guys like Danny Salazar and Zach McAllister time to hone their craft. Our Jeremy Klein took a look at the move.

Comedian Will Ferrell capped an amazing day, playing every position in a whirlwind 10-team tour on Thursday. The effort, to honor Bert Campaneris and raise money for Cancer for College. Ferrell went hitless on the day, but played fundamentally solid, and kept the crowds entertained all day long.

Here’s more from around the league:

‘Royals outslug the Indians in 10-5 win’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Gavin Floyd was still a risk worth taking’ – Wahoo’s on First

’10 Best moment from Ferrell’s 10-team extravaganza’ – MLB.com

‘Bauer has a point in Twitter rant’ – Wahoo’s on First

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