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MLB Playoffs to Feature 14 Former Spokane Indians

September 27, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - A pandemic-shortened and often surreal season in baseball has reached the home stretch as the 2020 MLB playoffs kick off with a new-look Wild Card round on Tuesday. The 16-team bracket—which includes the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers with losing records—will begin with eight best-of-three series in

SPOKANE, Wash. - A pandemic-shortened and often surreal season in baseball has reached the home stretch as the 2020 MLB playoffs kick off with a new-look Wild Card round on Tuesday. The 16-team bracket—which includes the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers with losing records—will begin with eight best-of-three series in neutral venues, and will feature a new champion for the 20th consecutive season after the Washington Nationals failed to qualify for the playoffs (the New York Yankees from 1998-2000 were the last team to win back-to-back Fall Classics). Every World Series winner since 2013 has featured at least one Indians alum, including hitting coach Kevin Long with the Nationals last year. This year's postseason will feature a total 14 former Spokane Indians players, with seven apiece in both the American League and National League. A full list can be found below:

Houston Astros (2)

Zack Greinke ('02) - Starting Pitcher

Gary Pettis ('82) - Third Base Coach

Oakland Athletics (2)

Al Pedrique ('95) - Third Base Coach

Glen Kuiper ('85) - Broadcaster

Milwaukee Brewers (1)

Alex Claudio ('11) - Relief Pitcher

Chicago Cubs (1)

Kyle Hendricks

Cleveland Indians (1)

Sandy Alomar Jr. ('84) - First Base Coach

Miami Marlins (2)

Jorge Alfaro ('11) - Catcher

Richard Bleier ('08) - Relief Pitcher

San Diego Padres (3)

Jurickson Profar ('11) - Second Base/Outfield

Mitch Moreland ('07) - First Baseman

Chris Kemp ('06) - Director of International Scouting

Tampa Bay Rays (2)

Peter Fairbanks ('15) - Relief Pitcher

Kyle Snyder ('02) - Pitching Coach

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