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Cleveland’s MLB team will no longer be using the “Indians” nickname

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A big change in Cleveland is on the verge of being announced.

Cleveland’s MLB franchise confirms they will officially be changing the ‘Indians’ nickname. They will still keep their uniforms and mascot for 2021, but will change them prior to the 2022 season. No word yet on their new nickname.

Cleveland had been known as the Indians since 1915, which was 14 years after they were founded. But in recent years, the nickname has come under attack for being ‘racially insensitive’ to the Native American population.

Prior to this, the team agreed to remove the ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo from their uniforms. But once the NFL’s Washington Redskins changed their name to Washington Football Team in the summer, it appeared that it was only a matter of time before Cleveland made a change to their nickname. This statement the MLB released in July all but confirmed the inevitable.

“Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

“Over the past year, we encouraged dialogue with the Indians organization about the club’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo. During our constructive conversations, [owner] Paul Dolan made clear that there are fans who have a longstanding attachment to the logo and its place in the history of the team.”

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WATCH: Shohei Ohtani crushes his 34th homer of the season!

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Shohei Ohtani’s historic season continues.

Watch as the Los Angeles Angels slugger obliterates his 34th home run of the season in typical Ohtani fashion.

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MUST SEE: Vladdy Jr crushes 468-foot homer in All-Star game debut

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It was quite the night for Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Not only did he make his first MLB All-Star Game, but the 22-year old also became the youngest player since Johnny Bench in 1969 to hit a homer in an All-Star Game and the youngest ever to win All-Star Game MVP.

He finished the night hitting 1-for-3 with 2 RBI, leading the American League to a 5-2 victory over the National League.

Let’s just say, the one hit he registered was an absolute moonshot!!!

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Blue Jays acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Adam Cimber in trade with Marlins

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The Toronto Blue Jays have simultaneously addressed their bullpen depth and outfield depth at the same time.

The team announced that they have acquired veteran outfielder Corey Dickerson and side-arm throwing reliever Adam Cimber from the Miami Marlins in exchange for infielder Joe Panik and minor league pitcher Andrew McInvale. The Marlins have sent over cash to the Blue Jays to match the salaries.

Cimber, the main piece of the deal, is in the midst of having a career-best season. So far in 2021, the 30-year old has posted a 1-2 record, 2.88 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 33 appearances and 34.1 innings pitched.

Dickerson, who is currently sidelined due to a foot injury, has had a mediocre season at the plate but has excelled at hitting right-handed pitching. That will make him a viable candidate to platoon in the outfield with Randal Grichuk or Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

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