Indians Rumors & News

  • Yan Gomes' grand slam helps Cleveland Indians dispose of Los Angeles Angels

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Yan Gomes hit a grand slam to cap a five-run eighth inning as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 8-3, Saturday night at Progressive Field. Tribe righty Corey Kluber allowed two earned runs in six innings. Here is a capsule look at the game after a DVR review of the Fox..." August 30

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Gavin Floyd will be activated on Tuesday and will be used out of bullpen.

  • Pinch hitters charge the Cleveland Indians' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians manager Terry Francona sent three consecutive pinch hitters to the plate in the seventh inning against the Angels Friday night and they changed the game. Does the Tribe still have time to change its fate for the season? Francona's reinforcements of Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Ramirez,..." August 29

  • Terry Francona says he won’t use out clause if Mariners call

    Seattle Times "Indians manager Terry Francona said he won’t use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment..." August 29

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    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Danny Salazar has been scratched from his start tonight due to illness. Bauer will get the start in his place. pic.twitter.com/MxnjD9PoBS

  • Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall lead Indians to sweep of Brewers

    Akron Beacon Journal "Indians manager Terry Francona had said the Indians would like to see more of a balanced offensive approach. He got a semblance of it Wednesday night in a 6-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers (53-74) at Progressive Field. The top third of the lineup, which powered the Indians (60-66) to an..." August 27

  • Josh Tomlin allows three homers, but Cleveland Indians overwhelm Milwaukee Brewers, 11-6

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Tomlin walked the tightrope Tuesday night at Progressive Field. In the Indians' 11-6 victory over Milwaukee, he was good and bad, but never in between. Tomlin (2-1, 3.26) allowed three homers over six innings, but the Indians overwhelmed the Brewers with power of their own. Michael..." August 26

  • Chris Perez retires from baseball

    MLB Daily Dish "Just three years removed from his second consecutive All-Star appearance, former Indians' closer Chris Perez has retired from baseball, according to the International League transactions page. Perez was most recently pitching with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. Perez saved 124..." August 26

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    According to Francona, Tribe has two choices with Carrasco: Push him back a few days or put him on DL and back date move to start vs. NYY.

  • Kris Bryant hits walk-off home run, Pedro Strop high steps

    Chicago Sun-Times "When players hit walk-off home runs, it’s hard to tell what their teammates are going to do next. Some teams throw water on players, other teams jump up and down, but Cubs reliever Pedro Strop had his own walk-off home run celebration" August 25

  • Francisco Lindor lifts Cleveland Indians to series win against New York Yankees as Tribe triumphs, 4-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A collection of Yankee greats gathered on the infield on Sunday afternoon to honor Andy Pettitte, who had his No. 46 retired in Monument Park. As Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and others lounged in white chairs in front of the mound, Pettitte reminisced about their litany of..." August 24

  • Jorge Posada offers his support to Indians’ Mike Aviles as daughter battles leukemia during Yankee Stadium speech

    New York Daily News "Jorge Posada surprised one Indians player during the ex-Yankee catcher’s speech at the Jorge Posada Day ceremony on Saturday. About halfway through the speech, Posada looked over to Cleveland’s dugout and recognized utility man Mike Aviles and his family. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter Adriana was..." August 23

  • Severino — finally with help — is exact tonic the Yankees need in win over Indians

    New York Post "Joe Girardi liked that Luis Severino wasn’t intimidated during spring training this year, his first in major league camp. Carlos Beltran said he saw something “different” in the 21-year-old right-hander in Tampa, when he was already on the Yankees’ radar. “His presence,” Beltran said after..." August 23

  • Carlos Carrasco continues to roll, Cleveland Indians rock New York Yankees, 7-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Yankee Stadium played host to Carlos Carrasco's resurrection last season. On Friday, at the same site, the right-hander offered yet another reminder of the strides he has made since that August afternoon in 2014. Carrasco authored another stellar outing to propel the Tribe to a 7-3 victory..." August 22

  • Josh Tomlin stifles New York Yankees as Cleveland Indians capture series-opening victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Tomlin's 83-mph cutter didn't do the job. That offering was deposited over the left-field fence, an estimated 426 feet from home plate. Everything else Tomlin heaved toward the Yankees' hitters worked to his liking on Thursday. Tomlin limited New York to two hits across seven innings, as..." August 21

  • Cleveland Indians, TJ House reached a settlement, but when will the southpaw return to the mound?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti said "there was no tension at all" between the two sides when TJ House filed a grievance against the club. House was placed on the major league disabled list last week, retroactive to May 1, because of left shoulder inflammation. To do that, the Indians..." August 21

  • Indians' Shapiro a strong candidate to replace Blue Jays' Beeston

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Indians elevated Mark Shapiro from general manager to club president in Oct. 2010, expanding his duties to include business as well as baseball. Nearly five years later, Shapiro has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Blue Jays in a similar role, according to major-league..." August 21

  • Red Sox hit four homers off Indians ace Kluber in 6-4 win

    CSN New England "When the Red Sox lineup was released on Wednesday afternoon and three of the team's best hitters weren't in it, there was reason to believe Wednesday might be a long night. It was a long night - for Indians ace Corey Kluber. Despite the fact that Torey Lovullo rested Hanley Ramirez, Xander..." August 20

  • Red Sox rout Indians 9-1; Travis Shaw goes 4 for 4

    Boston Globe "The Boston Red Sox continued a minor resurgence as owner John Henry made a major shake-up in the front office. The Red Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night, a victory that was overshadowed before it ended with the club’s late announcement that Dave Dombrowski was hired to take..." August 19

  • Cleveland Indians use bats instead of feet to trample Boston Red Sox, 8-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians tried to run their way to victory in the first inning Monday night at Fenway Park. Mostly they just spun their wheels. A change in strategy led to a five-run fourth inning and a 8-2 victory over the Red Sox. The change dealt with swinging the bats instead of stealing bases. Jose..." August 18

  • Indians activate 2B Jason Kipnis from 15-day DL

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Kipnis was placed on the DL earlier this month with inflammation in his shoulder." August 18

  • Cleveland Indians Danny Salazar taming arm, growing up as pitcher

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The strikeouts are still there, but they no longer erupt like water from an open fire hydrant. Danny Salazar is learning to tame the untamable – his right arm. It was only last year that Salazar struck out 10 batters in fewer than four innings in a game against the White Sox. It was the..." August 18

  • Francona to accompany Farrell for 1st chemotherapy session

    The Score "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell will have a close friend by his side when he undergoes his first chemotherapy session. With his Cleveland Indians in town for a three-game series against the Red Sox beginning Monday, skipper Terry Francona will accompany Farrell for treatment..." August 18

  • Twins regain their footing with another series win

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Things seem to have stabilized for the once-reeling Twins. A second straight 4-1 win over the last-place Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon at Target Field gave them consecutive series victories after they went a month without any. It also kept them no more than two games off the pace for..." August 17

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    NESN reporting Terry Francona will accompany Boston manager John Farrell to his first chemotherapy session on Tuesday.

  • Chris Johnson out of Indians lineup after suspected spider bite

    Sporting News "Indians infielder Chris Johnson missed two games over the weekend after what he believes to be a spider bite got infected. Johnson told reporters he woke up at the team hotel Saturday morning in Minnesota with a small bite on his left hand he suspects was from a spider. He was treated at Target..." August 17

  • Indians manager Terry Francona says Francisco Lindor's talent matches hype

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For years manager Terry Francona has watched hot-shot rookies come to the big leagues in a rush of oohs and aahs. "I don't care who it is," said Francona. "With every young player we've all seen the hype, the hype, the hype. Then they get here and you realize there's something they struggle..." August 16

  • Duffey makes amends, helps Twins top Cleveland 4-1

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Maybe it was first-game jitters. Maybe it was the lineup he was facing. Or the country he was in. Tyler Duffey’s major league debut Aug. 5 in Toronto was an abomination that lasted two innings. He was sent back to the minors after the six-run outing, uncertain when he would get another..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • Kluber, Cleveland Indians roll past Minnesota Twins. . .again

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber continued to his dominance of the Twins on Friday night at Target Field. Kluber threw his second complete game in as many starts against Minnesota as the Indians pounded the injury-ravaged Twins pitching staff for a 6-1 victory. Roberto Hernandez, aka Fausto Carmona, was the..." August 15

  • Indians prospect Luigi Rodriguez suspended for PEDs

    Waiting For Next Year "Cleveland Indians outfielder prospect Luigi Rodriguez was suspended for 80 games on Friday for the use of Stanozolol, an substance on MLB’s banned PED list. Rodriguez, 22, was having a breakout season for the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats and recently was named the organization’s No. 22 prospect by..." August 15

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems

    MLB.com "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

  • Yankees snap five-game skid, keep pace with Blue Jays

    New York Post "As one limp loss followed another, the Yankees insisted their hitters would eventually surface from the darkest and deepest corners of Hitters Hell. Thursday night against the Indians at Progressive Field, the Yankees showed signs of exiting the funk in time for a pressure-packed, three-game..." August 14

  • Cleveland Indians knock New York Yankees out of first place with 2-1 win

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Danny Salazar pitched 7 1/3 innings Wednesday night and the Indians scored just enough to send the Yankees toppling out of first place in the AL East for the first time in 40 days. Abraham Almonte, a former Yankee farmhand, gave the Indians a 2-1 victory with his sixth-inning single off CC..." August 13

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history

    MLB.com "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Corey Kluber takes no-hit bid into seventh as Indians cruise past Twins

    Akron Beacon Journal "Corey Kluber took yet another bid for a no-hitter deep into a game and the Indians’ offense again fired on all cylinders in an 8-1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon. Kluber (7-12) was as strong as he’s been all season, throwing a complete game and allowing..." August 10

  • Indians pound Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins, 17-4, on 19 hits

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The bare-bones Indians, with most of their veteran hitters traded in the last several days, produced one of their biggest offensive games of the season Saturday night at Progressive Field. What does the Indians' 17-4 victory over the Twins mean? It's hard to say. The only thing the Indians have..." August 09

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    Indians rescind waiver claim of Deolis Guerra, who returns to Pirates and goes on DL because of left knee inflammation. Wilfredo Boscan DFAd

  • Twins Outlast Cleveland, 10-9

    Twinkie Town "This game was terrible. Thank god they won it anyway. A roaring start from the slumbering offense was immediately wasted by Mike Pelfrey, but in spite of all that, the Twins clawed their way back to defeat Cleveland 10-9 while wearing some Dairy Queen giveaway jerseys. The Twins jumped all..." August 08

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    Source: Braves close to acquiring Nick Swisher from Indians.

  • Indians trade Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn to Braves for Chris Johnson

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Michael Bourn and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher to the Braves in exchange for third baseman Chris Johnson. The Indians are sending money to the Braves as part of the trade. As we know with August trades, players have to get through waivers..." August 07

  • C.J. Cron comes through in clutch for Angels in wild comeback win over Indians

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Cron had just hit an excuse-me check-swing foul ball. He shook his head, then re-took his stance in the batters box. There were two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the bases were loaded and the Angels – down by two – were staring another defeat in the face. Cron then smashed a hard..." August 06

  • Rookie Giovanny Urshela's two-run homer in 12th gives Indians 2-0 win over Angels

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco showed once again Tuesday night why so many teams made so many calls to GM Chris Antonetti about him before Friday's trading deadline. He also showed why Antonetti kept saying "thanks, but no thanks." Carrasco allowed one hit over nine scoreless innings, but was not the..." August 05

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Chisenhall exited tonight's game with a cervical strain (whiplash).

  • Angels rally to end 6-game losing streak, beat Indians and Cy Young pitcher Corey Kluber, 5-4

    Orange County Register "The Angels, losers of six in a row, were down by three runs before they even came to bat against the reigning Cy Young winner, with a lineup that didn’t include Albert Pujols. Didn’t look good. But, just when Angels Nation was collectively ready to push the panic button, the Angels came back..." August 04

  • Indians' Jason Kipnis to DL for shoulder injury

    ABC7 "The Cleveland Indians have put All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list because of chronic inflammation in his right shoulder. The Indians sent their leadoff hitter back to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors before the start of a series Monday night against the Los..." August 04

  • Canha doubles, A's walk-off vs. Indians

    CSN Bay Area "Mark Canha drilled a two-out double that scored Sam Fuld in the bottom of the 10th to give the A’s a 2-1 walkoff win against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Canha, who entered as a replacement for the injured Josh Reddick in the fifth, entered the day hitting just .077 (2-for-26) in 10 games..." August 03

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said "It could be" DL situation for Kipnis. Had MRI this morn. Tito wants to talk things over more with med. staff, Antonetti, etc.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Jason Kipnis DHing again Saturday night because of a sore throwing (right) shoulder. Francona says it's not serious.

  • Brooks wins in A's debut, bats break out vs. Indians

    CSN Bay Area "Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who..." August 02