#Indians announce infielders Jose Ramirez and Jesus Aguilar have signed one-year deals.
CBSSports.com "Indians star pitcher Justin Masterson named his price in contract discussions with the team over the weekend, and word is, he could be amenable to a shorter-term deal than the free-agent market would likely warrant, perhaps even as little as three years, depending on the price. Masterson's..." March 04
Fansided "The Cleveland Indians announced that the team’s Home Opener, on April 4 against the Minnesota Twins, has sold out. It only took 15 minutes. This marks the 22nd consecutive home opener sellout and the 21st at Progressive Field, which opened in 1994. Since the Indians moved the initial on-sale..." March 03
Francona said Jose Ramirez (thumb) surgery had mishap on treadmill and tweaked ankle. Will play B game Tuesday. #Indians.
Fansided "Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers have traded Justin Sellers to the Cleveland Indians for an undisclosed amount of cash. Seeing as Los Angeles is clearly not hurting for money, at least in the amount that Sellers was likely given up for, it would seem that the Indians were the aggressor in..." March 02
MLB.com "Danny Salazar is inching closer to his Cactus League debut. During Saturday's morning workout, Salazar threw off the mound in a live batting-practice session, continuing his gradual approach to camp this spring. Indians manager Terry Francona said Salazar will do two or three more live workouts..." March 02
CBSSports.com "The Indians have rather quietly begun to move away from their "Chief Wahoo" logo in recent seasons, and that's in keeping with trends througout all of sports. However, Cleveland's daily newspaper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is now calling on the team to officially and thoroughly scrap any..." March 01
Akron Beacon Journal "Frank Herrmann watched every inning of every game the Indians played last year. However, he wasn’t watching from his preferred place in the bullpen, but sitting on a couch in a rental in the Arizona desert. For the majority of the 2013 season, Herrmann had company as he and buddy Josh Tomlin..." February 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "After pitching a scoreless inning against the Reds on Thursday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, Justin Masterson hinted that he could be making progress on a multiyear deal with the Indians. When asked about his impending free agency after this season, Masterson said, “I figure somehow, someway..." February 28
Ex New York #Yankee Carl Pavano - has announced hit retirement after trying to come back from a ruptured spleen that occurred last season.
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
CBSSports.com "The Indians have broached the subject of a contract extension with star second baseman Jason Kipnis, sources said. It isn't known how much progress has been made in extension talks to this point. It was first reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer by Terry Pluto that the Indians intended to..." February 24
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco was doing some light reading Saturday morning at his locker. In his hands was a copy of “The Mental ABCs of Pitching: A Handbook for Peak Performance Enhancement.” Then Carrasco went out and threw his first round of batting practice to his teammates. Carrasco is competing..." February 23
Hardball Talk "Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will enter his first year of arbitration eligibility after the season. He’ll have the opportunity to go through the arbitration process for three years. After the 2017 season, he would become eligible for free agency. According to Terry Pluto of the Plain..." February 23
Fansided "Roto World, one of the foremost authorities in fantasy sports, recently released their lists of players to avoid this year in each division. It’s no real surprise that they selected someone from the Indians as players to avoid. Afterall, they had a list to fill out and had to include players that..." February 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Last year the Giants released Jeff Francoeur with five weeks left in the season. He was done with baseball. “Mentally, I had checked out,” he said. Teams called Francoeur’s agent to see if he wanted to join them for the September stretch run. He said no. His agent warned him that answer..." February 20
Bourn says surgically repaired L hamstring 100 percent. No limitation, but Tribe may hold him out Cactus Lg opener. Bourn wants to play.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson did not have to fly to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday because he and the Indians reached a one-year deal to avoid arbitration. Masterson signed for $9.762,500. It was just below the midpoint of the parties' two filing numbers. Masterson filed at $11.8 million and the Indians..." February 19
Source: Indians have an agreement on a 1-year deal with Masterson. More soon on http://t.co/SSqu0Zd4vR.
It's only one infield session, and certainly not game speed, but Santana looked comfortable at third base. Most interesting story in camp.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Outman has this trade thing down. When the assistant trainer calls, he starts packing. The left-hander has been traded three times in his career. The last two times, including the transaction that brought him to Cleveland, started the same way. “The day before the Rockies traded me, the..." February 16
Miami Herald "Josh Tomlin and Cleveland have argued their salary arbitration case, with the pitcher asking for $975,000 and the Indians arguing for $800,000. Tomlin, a 29-year-old right-hander, had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in August 2012 and returned to make one big league appearance last season,..." February 15
Aaron Harang in camp after signing minor league with #indians
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Francona: Shaun Marcum slightly behind other pitchers in terms of throwing schedule. Might be 7-10 days later in terms of game debut.
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "It would take something extreme for the Indians to re-sign free agent Ubaldo Jimenez at this point of the year. There has been no communication between the Indians and Jimenez’s agent, Diego Bentz, since the end of January. What’s more, the Indians value the draft pick they’ll receive for..." February 12
Carlos Santana will spend first four days of spring training catching. Then will gradually move over to start working at third base.
Santana said he'll meet with Francona/Antonetti in coming days to go over plan for spring. Said he still wants to catch, but focused on 3B.
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "What do you get for the player who hits everywhere? A long-term contract extension, apparently. The Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley agreed on a four-year contract extension worth a total of $25 million, sources told cleveland.com on Monday. The deal also includes a club option for a..." February 11
Fansided "Are the Cleveland Indians bluffing? If writers like Buster Olney are correct that the control lies with the teams with free agents who declined qualifying offers, then Jimenez will inevitably end up in negotiations with his old team. But right now, with no discernible market for the..." February 10
Brantley's deal is done. Four years for $25 million with an $11 million club option. AAV of deal is $6.25 million a year. #Indians.
Tampa Bay Times "Johnny Damon turned 40 in November and (apart from the WBC) hasn't played since August 2012, but he said he's not necessarily done, open to playing or managing, but only in the majors" February 09
Vinny. Pestano lost his arb case and will make 975K in 2014. #indians
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
Indians have signed 1B/OF Bryan LaHair to Minors deal with spring invite. All-Star with Cubs in 2012, played in Japan in 2013.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
Fox Sports Ohio "We are about a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to the Indians spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, but right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez still has not found a home in free agency this offseason. The market this offseason has not worked out how Jimenez and his..." February 04
#Indians INF Jose Ramirez, who tore up left thumb in winter ball, says he's a week away from starting to swing the bat.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Anderson the hitter couldn't hit the curve of Cody Anderson the pitcher. If Cody Anderson could, Cody Anderson wouldn't be who Indians vice president of player development Ross Atkins considers "arguably now our best pitching prospect." Anderson posted a 9-4 record and 2.34 ERA in 23..." January 29
Fox Sports Ohio "The Cleveland Indians annual Winter Development Program kicked off on Monday at Progressive Field. Now in its 18th year, the Winter Development Program consists of a week long program for 14 players in the Indians minor league system to help acclimate them to the major league environment. The..." January 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "It appears discussions about a multiyear deal for Justin Masterson have been shelved while the Indians and his agent, Randy Rowley, work toward a one-year deal with or without the arbitration process. Masterson’s arbitration hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20 in St. Petersburg, Fla. There is a..." January 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Charlie Nagy is back with the Indians. After being fired as Arizona’s pitching coach at the end of last season, the Indians have hired Nagy. His role has yet to be defined, but that will come during a meeting with GM Chris Antonetti in spring training. Nagy pitched for the Indians for parts..." January 26
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Last year, Yan Gomes went to spring training wondering how he’d fit on his new team. This year, he goes to camp with the same team knowing that if everything stays on course he will be the Indians’ starting catcher when they open the season against Oakland on March 31. “I’m not taking it..." January 26
Jason Kipnis says he's open to talking contract extension with #Indians. Talks will probably start in spring training.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The statue honoring Jim Thome, the Indians' all-time home run hitter, will be unveiled on Aug. 2 at Progressive Field. Thome, talking Saturday at Tribe Fest, said he’s overwhelmed. “All I can tell you it’s going to be pretty awesome,” said Thome, who works as a special assistant for the..." January 26