Cleveland Indians president on Francisco Lindor, the team name change and Shane Bieber

Antonetti on Lindor, team name, Bieber

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It was a press conference with very few answers.

Indians president Chris Antonetti met the media on a zoom call Thursday and successfully dodged inquiries on Francisco Lindor’s future, a possible team name change and an extension for ace pitcher Shane Bieber.

Antonetti did thank outfielders Tyler Naquin and Delino DeShields for their contributions. Both were non-tendered Wednesday and are now free agents.

Antonetti said they will keep the door open on those two returning but the team couldn’t commit to paying what the players would command in arbitration.

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