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“It’s a must for us,” Acta said. “We have to play better defense.”

Right felder Shin-Soo Choo was the Indians‘ best player last season. He batted .300 with 22 homers, 90 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. He also led major league outfielders with 14 assists.

NOTES: Acta said the pitchers were able to get their work in Saturday despite a heavy rain that hit camp late in the morning. Strong winds blew dust and tumbleweeds all over the complex. … Acta said all players have reported. … Pitchers will throw batting practice for the first time Sunday.