Indians Rumors & News

  • Carlos Santana powers Cleveland Indians to 8-2 victory against Boston Red Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Aviles reached the plate first. He had the shortest commute. Jose Ramirez raced home from second once the baseball struck the base of the wall in center field. Ryan Raburn hustled around the bases from his initial starting point of first base. When he arrived at the plate, the three..." October 03

  • Afternoon of promise, but a poor night as Twins split doubleheader

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The two starting pitchers for the Twins in their doubleheader Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians left the visitors’ clubhouse together at the end of a long day at Progressive Field. One held his head up as he walked toward the team bus. The other, hands stuffed inside the pockets of his..." October 01

  • Ricky Nolasco furious with Jose Ramirez, hints Twins will hit him

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins took exception to the way Jose Ramirez celebrated a home run he hit on Wednesday, and Ricky Nolasco hinted that the second baseman may be in line for a plunking. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs in the Indians’ 10-1 win over the Twins in the second half of a doubleheader. He..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Twins beat Cleveland 4-2 in series opener, but don't gain ground on Astros or Angels

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Four hours before their latest biggest series of the year was scheduled to begin Monday, the Twins were dealt a blow. But like so many times this season, they adjusted and kept winning. Tommy Milone stepped in for ailing Phil Hughes and tamed the Indians lineup while keeping the Twins..." September 29

  • After twice-reviewed call, Royals prevail 3-0 over Indians

    Kansas City Star "Mike Moustakas glanced at the center-field scoreboard, which displayed the reality he had known all along: On a critical play in the seventh inning of a 3-0 Royals victory, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor never tagged up. Third-base umpire Mike Estabrook did not appear to notice...." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • 6d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said Chisenhall's hamstrings (especially right one) began cramping before game. Removed as precaution. Hopefully back in on Sunday.

  • Cleveland Indians climb above .500 in 9-5 victory over Royals, but wild-card clock is still running

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Royals are already where they want to be at this time of the year. The Indians are still trying to get there and that was evident Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium The Indians, facing long odds in the wild-card chase, scored early, withstood an enemy rally and pulled away again for a 9-5..." September 27

  • Carlos Carrasco flirts with no-hitter in Cleveland Indians 6-0 victory over Kansas City Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of making history on July 1 at Tropicana Field. History came calling again Friday night more than two months later, but this time the drama ended much sooner. Carrasco lost his no-hitter in the seventh inning on a clean single by Alex Rios, but the fact..." September 26

  • Indians strike early behind Cody Anderson to beat Twins, 6-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians stirred the embers of their wild-card hopes on a chilly night at Target Field. They're still a long way from an inferno, but it's better than the subzero temperatures they were dealing with in the first two games of this series. Before Thursday's game manager Terry Francona..." September 25

  • Twins win 4-2 over Tribe, pull within one game of Wild Card

    Twinkie Town "It wouldn't be fair to say that the Twins are clicking on all cylinders, especially where the starting rotation is concerned. Last week there was concern that Phil Hughes might not pitch again for Minnesota in 2015, but injuries and almost-injuries forced him into action. On Wednesday night he was..." September 24

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    Rotoworld Baseball @Rotoworld_BB

    Brantley (shoulder) not in Tribe lineup Wed.

  • Twins gain ground with 3-1 victory over Cleveland

    Twinkie Town "The Twins squandered opportunities, but a three-run 3rd inning turned out to be enough for the win. Ervin Santana manged to pitch 7 innings, giving up only 1 earned run and 1 walk wile racking up 7 strikeouts. The first couple innings were relatively quiet, until the bottom of the third when..." September 23

  • Reports: Marlins interview Manny Acta for manager job

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Though Marlins manager Dan Jennings hasn't said much publicly about the role he expects to have with the team next season, there have been numerous media reports indicating his future likely includes a return to the front office — not the dugout. Another sign pointing in that direction emerged..." September 23

  • Indians get back to .500 with 6-3 win over White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was a sweltering day in Houston. The sun melted every ice cream cone in sight. Minute Maid Park played host to the series finale between Cleveland and Houston. And the Indians, after nearly recording a multi-pitcher no-hitter, boasted a winning record. That feat, accomplished on April 9,..." September 21

  • Indians players sign accountability contract as they chase AL wild card

    The Score "With a win Sunday, the Cleveland Indians pulled back to .500 and moved to within four games of the Houston Astros for the second American League wild-card spot. With just 16 games to go before the regular season ends, manager Terry Francona handed the players a contract designed to have more..." September 21

  • Giovanny Urshela limited by sore right shoulder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rookie third baseman Giovanny Urshela's playing time has been getting shorter and shorter because of as sore right shoulder that has made itself at home since just after the All-Star break. At this point, the only thing that's going to heal it is rest and an offseason rehab program. What it..." September 20

  • Carlos Rodon stays on roll as White Sox hold off Indians

    Chicago Sun-Times "Carlos Rodon allowed one run while pitching into the eighth inning and the visiting White Sox defeated the sloppy Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Saturday night. Pitching on 10 days rest, Rodon (8-6) went 7 2/3 innings and beat Cleveland for the third time this season. Micah Johnson’s fifth-inning..." September 20

  • Omar Infante nets seven RBI as Royals trounce Indians, 8-4

    Kansas City Star "Omar Infante was banished to the bench because of his bat, because after five months of equivocating about him, the Royals could no longer justify playing him every day when he classified as the worst every-day hitter in baseball. The beauty of this game — even in the final stages of a..." September 18

  • Lindor, Danny Salazar lead Indians past Kansas City, 5-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rookie Francisco Lindor's game continues to unfold before the Indians' eyes. They are enjoying the view. The Kansas City Royals? Well, maybe not so much. Lindor had three hits and drove in four runs and Danny Salazar pitched seven good innings Wednesday night as the Indians beat Kansas City,..." September 17

  • 16d
    Zack Meisel @ZackMeisel

    Trevor Bauer has been moved to the bullpen. Indians will go with five-man rotation.

  • Did the Indians wait too long to promote Francisco Lindor to save their season?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Did the Indians wait too long to bring shortstop Francisco Lindor to the big leagues and possibly save their season? It's an easy question to ask after Lindor went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Wednesday night in a 5-1 victory over Kansas City at Progressive Field. The victory over the AL..." September 17

  • Kris Medlen stands tall as Royals shut out Indians 2-0

    Kansas City Star "Kris Medlen took the mound with precisely one weapon, in his estimation, on Tuesday evening. His changeup lacked movement. His curveball lacked life. In a 2-0 victory over Cleveland, his lone, reliable option was his fastball. His performance for Kansas City provided a model for their mindset..." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • 18d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Couple items of note from Francona: --Kluber cleared by medical staff to start Thursday --More callups likely for CLE after AAA season ends

  • 18d
    Ryan Lewis @RyanLewisABJ

    Your Indians lineup for tonight

  • Carrasco strikes out nine as Indians rout Royals, 8-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For the second time in as many days the Indians bathed in the lukewarm water of .500 baseball. If you're not impressed, you haven't been watching them swim upstream through the arctic ice floe for much of the season. Carlos Carrasco pitched six strong innings Monday night and Jason Kipnis and..." September 15

  • VerHagen secures win as Tigers salvage split

    Detroit News "What do you get when you are out of the playoff race and you battle back at the end of a long day of baseball to salvage a split of a doubleheader? A beer shower. Well, that's what rookie right-hander Drew VerHagen got Sunday night after earning his first major league victory in a 9-2 win..." September 14

  • Indians claim first game of Sunday's doubleheader, 7-2, move to .500

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Anthony Gose slammed his bat into the dirt near home plate and then tossed the lumber aside with his left hand. Jeff Manship walked off the mound and flashed a smile. Manship cleaned up the Indians' mess and recorded perhaps the most critical out of the game. As a result, the Indians captured..." September 14

  • 20d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Saturday's Indians-Tigers game postponed. No make up game announced.

  • 22d
    Detroit Tigers @tigers

    Tonight's game has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader Sunday at 1:10 PM.

  • Michael Brantley homers twice to lead Indians past Tigers, 7-5

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It seemed like everything was going the Indians way on Thursday night at Progressive Field. The replay gods were smiling down upon them. Right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall channeled Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente and the Tribe even got the better of Alfredo "Big Pasta' Simon. But the Tigers,..." September 11

  • Corey Kluber progressing from strained hamstring, still has tests to pass

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians are nearing the point of being able to nail down when ace Corey Kluber will be able to return to their rotation. Kluber has been sidelined since he was scratched from his start last Friday in Detroit with a strained right hamstring. Kluber felt it a bit while throwing a bullpen..." September 11

  • Francisco Lindor's hit parade propels Indians to 6-4 victory against White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Francisco Lindor casually trotted toward second base when he spotted the loose baseball in left field and the inviting arms of third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh. Lindor dashed to third base for a first-inning triple. His next hit permitted a full dose of trotting. Lindor finished a double short..." September 10

  • Carlos Rodon shines again as White Sox top Indians

    CSN Chicago "Carlos Rodon continues to look like he’ll be the one to fill the No. 2 spot in the 2016 White Sox rotation. The rookie left-hander put together another fantastic outing on Tuesday night as he worked out of early trouble en route to seven strong innings. Rodon struck out eight and allowed one..." September 09

  • MLB announces tentative 2016 schedule "Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule, starting with the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3 with a matchup to be announced, and then featuring 13 games on the first convergence of Opening Day and Square Root Day: April 4, 2016. The 13 games..." September 09

  • Ryan Raburn torches Chris Sale twice as Indians top White Sox, 3-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The White Sox have long been Ryan Raburn's punching bag. On Monday, the veteran delivered a pair of punishing blows to Chicago's chances. His fourth-inning blast erased the Indians' deficit. His sixth-inning solo shot propelled the Tribe to a 3-2 victory in the series opener at U.S. Cellular..." September 08

  • Cleveland Indians beat Detroit behind Cody Anderson's arm, Francisco Lindor's bat

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Francisco Lindor was trying to bunt in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Hey, he's been in the big leagues for seemingly a week and he already leads the AL with 11 sacrifice bunts. So he's good at it. Lindor fouled off a bunt attempt on the first pitch. He showed bunt..." September 07

  • 27d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Carlos Carrasco's bullpen session went well Saturday and he's scheduled to be activated and start Tuesday vs. White Sox at The Cell.

  • Simon finds groove, Tigers rattle fences in victory over Indians

    Detroit News "Will the real Alfredo Simon please stand up, please stand up. The enigmatic Simon pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout against Texas on Aug. 20 and followed that by giving up 14 runs and 15 hits in 9.1 innings over his next two starts. In the 10 starts before the one-hitter, he'd allowed..." September 06

  • Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-1, behind Josh Tomlin's four-hitter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was a good night for the Indians. They beat a left-handed starter who just so happened to pitch for the Detroit Tigers. What are the odds on that? If this was May instead of September it was would have been a sucker's bet. On Friday night at Comerica Park, the whims of chance were a lot..." September 05

  • 29d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    RHP Corey Kluber (R. hamstring strain) scratched from tonight's start. Could miss 1-2 starts, but expected to pitch again this season.

  • Cleveland Indians Gavin Floyd on return to big leagues: 'This is awesome.'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Gavin Floyd reached the mound in the seventh inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre, catcher Yan Gomes paid him a visit. No, Gomes wasn't introducing himself to Floyd, who was making his Indians debut and pitching in his first big league game in over a year. But it was something along..." September 04

  • R.A. Dickey goes the distance as Blue Jays defeat Indians

    Toronto Sun "This 10th win of the season for R.A. Dickey was also a victory for the Law of Averages. There was a time this season, and not that long ago, when Dickey was sitting with a 3-10 record and wondering if this magical Blue Jays offensive machine was ever going to spit out some runs for him. In..." September 03

  • Ryan Goins' 10th inning blast lifts Blue Jays over Indians

    Toronto Sun "Anybody who has ever seen Ryan Goins flash the leather in the middle infield says the same thing. “If he could just hit a little bit ....” Well, how’s this for a “little bit?” Tuesday night, he walked off the Cleveland Indians with his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the..." September 02

  • 32d
    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Roster moves: + Armstrong promoted from CBus + Floyd activated off 60-day DL + Johnson activated off 15-day DL

  • Danny Salazar shines, Cleveland Indians work over David Price and Toronto, 4-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona was asked about left-hander David Price before Monday's game against Toronto and how he has dominated the Indians during his career. "We're not the only ones he's done that against," said Francona. Price entered the game at 9-1 with a 2.04 ERA against the Indians...." September 01

  • Abraham Almonte's slam spurs Cleveland Indians to 9-2 win, series sweep of Los Angeles Angels

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians arrived to Progressive Field on a dreary Sunday morning, with puddles covering the white tarp that blanketed the infield. Prior to first pitch, the skies cleared, paving the way for the sun to pester Los Angeles' outfielders. Mother Nature can be quite the ally, the Indians..." August 31

  • Indians president Mark Shapiro set to take over same role with Blue Jays

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays could have their successor to Paul Beeston as team president in place as early as Monday, according to various reports that suggest Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro is in line to take over the club’s top job in 2016. CBS baseball columnist Jon Heyman reported Sunday night..." August 31

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