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Cleveland’s New Team Name, Nelson Cruz to the Rays, and Previewing the Weekend’s Action

Plus: Rodger Sherman joins the show to discuss Olympic baseball and softball

Cleveland Indians Announce Name Change to Cleveland Guardians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images


We react to the breaking news that Cleveland will change its name to the Guardians, beginning next season (1:00). Then, we assess what the Rays’ acquisition of Nelson Cruz means for the AL East race (15:00) before inviting Rodger Sherman on to discuss Olympic baseball and softball (28:00). Finally, we preview White Sox–Brewers, a series loaded with great pitching matchups (52:00).

Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram
Guest: Rodger Sherman
Producer: Bobby Wagner
Editor: Mike Wargon

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