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5:10 AM ET, October 26, 2016


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The Latest: Danny Salazar will be on World Series roster  —  The Latest on the World Series (all times Eastern):  —  Indians manager Terry Francona said right-hander Danny Salazar will be on the World Series roster.  —  Salazar has not pitched since Sept. 9 because of forearm tightness.
Jonathan Lucroy says he doesn't regret call to veto trade to Indians  —  CLEVELAND — As the Indians prepare for their first World Series appearance in 19 years, Jonathan Lucroy looks on from afar, with no regrets that he missed out on an opportunity to be part of the team's deep October run.
Fox Sports:
AP Was There: Cubs win the 1908 World Series  —  DETROIT (AP) The Chicago Cubs often were the team to beat in the National League early in the 20th century, rather than the lovable losers they became in the decades that followed.  —  Playing in their third straight World Series …
Fox Sports:
Cubs slugger Schwarber returns, will bat 5th in Game 1  —  CLEVELAND (AP) The doctors told Kyle Schwarber the day after the Chicago Cubs slugger tore two ligaments in his left knee on April 7 that his season was over.  —  Funny how months of relentless rehab and a chance to play in the World Series can speed up the healing process.
Rob Arthur / FiveThirtyEight:
Even The Data Thinks The Cubs May Have Been Cursed  —  No matter what happens at the end of this year's World Series, a curse is getting broken.  On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs will open up proceedings against the Cleveland Indians, and by Nov. 2, one of them will have claimed the title.
Average price for World Series ticket at Wrigley more than $3,000  —  Chicago Cubs fans hoping to see the first World Series title of their lifetime are driving up ticket prices.  And it doesn't help that most Cleveland Indians fans haven't seen their team hoist a trophy, either.
Jordan Bastian /
Tribe righty feels strong, but club making sure he's ‘100 percent healthy’  —  CLEVELAND — Wild Thing might just be the Indians' wild card for the World Series.  —  During Sunday's workout, right-hander Danny Salazar took the mound at Progressive Field as the song, “Wild Thing,” blared through the stadium's sound system.
Jon Heyman / Todays Knuckleball:
Kyle Schwarber expected to be activated for World Series  —  CLEVELAND — Barring something unforeseen between Arizona and here, the expectation is that the Cubs' talented young slugger Kyle Schwarber will be activated to play in the World Series.  —  Schwarber was due to fly from Phoenix …
John Woodrow Cox / Washington Post:
Chief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians' logo, heads to the World Series. Prepare for outrage.
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Believe it: Cubs are in the World Series, as generations rejoice at Wrigley
Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland Indians' Salazar throws 3-inning simulated game; next stop World Series?
Jon Heyman / Todays Knuckleball:
Cubs seriously mulling Schwarber return
Discussion: and AZ Snake Pit
Sahadev Sharma / The Athletic:
Fall Classic: Kyle Schwarber to Fall League with hope of playing in World Series
Star Tribune:
Rangers official Thad Levine could be next general manager of Twins  —  Thad Levine, currently the assistant general manager of the Texas Rangers, has emerged as a candidate to work under Derek Falvey once he takes over as the Twins chief baseball officer, according to a source familiar with the Twins search.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox May Not Hire New General Manager  —  The Red Sox may not necessarily hire a new general manager to replace outgoing GM Mike Hazen, according to a report from Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.  President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski declined to say whether he was still interested …
Adam Schefter / Facebook:
Statement from Josh Brown:  —  I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way.  I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic.
Chicago native Jason Kipnis thinks Steve Bartman deserves 1st pitch  —  CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis was raised on Chicago's North Side, and like so many other kids, he grew up idolizing Ryne Sandberg, watching Sammy Sosa smash home runs and listening to Harry Caray.  —  He bled Cubs blue.
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