AL Central Watch: June 2

Here are a few things going on around the American League Central.

First off, Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge says don’t look for him to offer any Ozzie Guillen-style rants.

There is more bad news

news for Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook.

The Minnesota Twins finally got a home run from catcher Joe Mauer in their victory over the New York Yankees.

The Detroit Tigers are hoping to get good news soon on a couple of their key relievers.

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