Indians Rumors & News

  • Hit parade helps Cleveland Indians avoid sweep with 12-3 victory against Texas Rangers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With one, swift swing of Prince Fielder's lumber, the Rangers erased the Indians' three-run advantage on Tuesday. So, on Wednesday, when the Tribe staked claim to another early lead, they didn't settle. They walked. They doubled. They singled. They doubled again. They singled. They stole a..." May 28

  • Indians shaving their heads to support Mike Aviles' daughter "If you notice that the Cleveland Indians have begun losing their hair collectively, it's not because of the stresses of the pennant race or something with the environment around Progressive Field. Teammates of Mike Aviles have begun shaving their own heads to show solidarity with Adriana Aviles,..." May 27

  • Fielder has fifth straight multi-hit game as Rangers defeat Indians 4-3

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: For the third time in his last four appearances, RHP Tanner Scheppers kept two inherited runners from scoring. He entered with one out in the sixth and retired the bottom two hitters: Mike Aviles and Jose Ramirez. … In the fifth, LHP Wandy Rodriguez created a jam by loading the bases..." May 27

  • Prince Fielder keeps rolling, Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus go yard in 10-8 Rangers win over Cleveland

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers put together some offense in a Memorial Day win over Cleveland, topping the Tribe 10-8. Here are some highlights: he arms: Starter RHP Phil Klein allowed two homers and seven runs. For three career appearances at Progressive Field, Klein has allowed four homers and has a 24.00 ERA..." May 26

  • Cleveland Indians capitalize on Bauer's pitching, Cincinnati Reds' shaky defense to capture sixth straight win

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Overnight, the Indians morphed into a team that pitches well, collects timely hits and minimizes its defensive miscues. Will it persist? Who knows? They have, however, lived that way for nearly a week now. On Sunday, they were the team watching the opponent kick the ball around and struggle at..." May 25

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    #Indians officially activate Gomes off DL and designate Hayes for assignment. Gomes batting 7th today vs. #Reds

  • Cleveland Indians score just enough to get Corey Kluber victory over Cincinnati Reds

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians don't want to spoil Corey Kluber. They're trying to keep him humble. He came into Saturday's game with the lowest runs support in the big leagues at 2.19 runs per game. That won't change much following the Indians' 2-1 victory over the Reds on Saturday afternoon at Progressive..." May 24

  • potent offensive attack give Cleveland Indians fourth straight win, 7-3, against the Reds

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A productive lineup can ease the burden on a team's starting pitcher. A stellar outing can reduce the pressure on a team's batting order. When both sides do their part, life in the dugout often seems much less stressful. The Indians tallied 11 hits and eight walks, plenty of offensive..." May 23

  • Indians beat another White Sox lefty to run winning streak to three straight games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The daunting task of facing four straight left-handed starters proved to less daunting than expected for the Indians. For more than a month, the Indians couldn't stand the sight of a left-handed starter. Now they haven't met one that they don't think they can beat. The Indians scored four..." May 22

  • Shaun Marcum victorious in return to big leagues in Cleveland Indians' 4-3 win over Chicago

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took Shaun Marcum almost two years to get back to the big leagues. The long, hard pull was worth it. Marcum gave the Indians 6 2/3 quality innings Wednesday night in a 4-3 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The 33-year-old right-hander was making his first start in the..." May 21

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Carlos Santana misses 4th straight game with back spasms. Francona says he should play Thursday.

  • Bauer dominates Sox as Indians offense does just enough for the win

    Let's Go Tribe "I'm not exactly sure what happened here. For the second night in a row, an Indians pitcher turned in a dominant performance. For the second night in a row, the Indians offense struggled to score runs off a White Sox starter. Yet somehow, we managed to do something that hasn't been done two times..." May 20

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Indians recall RHP Shaun Marcum from Triple-A Columbus; option OF Zach Walters to Columbus.

  • Carlos Sanchez walk-off hit in 10th lifts White Sox to sixth straight victory

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chris Sale was brilliant – he had to be every bit of that to hang with Corey Kluber — Adam Eaton was alert and rookie Carlos Sanchez was clutch in the White Sox’ 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings Monday at U.S. Cellular Field, their sixth in a row that lifted them above .500 for..." May 19

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Indians lineup vs. Sale.

  • Rangers feel relief in 5-1 victory over Indians

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "As Nick Martinez’s pitch count soared to 103 in the fifth inning Sunday, it became apparent that the Texas Rangers would need four quality innings from their beleaguered bullpen if they wanted to avoid a three-game sweep. Dun dun dun. That’s the same bullpen that had posted a 6.27 ERA this..." May 18

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Marcum will start Wednesday for Tribe in Chicago.

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    5/17 @Indians lineup vs TEX Kipnis 2B Murphy LF Brantley DH Chisenhall 3B Moss 1B Swisher RF Bourn CF Perez C Ramirez SS Carrasco P

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians expected to activate Mike Aviles on Monday.

  • Jason Kipnis gives Cleveland Indians 10-8 victory with 2-run homer in ninth against Rangers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis, the hottest hitter on the planet, hit a two-run, two-out homer in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Indians a 10-8 victory over Texas at Globe Life Park. The Indians entered the ninth trailing, 8-7, with Texas closer Neftali Feliz on the mound. Lonnie Chisenhall doubled..." May 17

  • Milton Bradley to start serving 32-month jail sentence "In an emotional hearing inside a Los Angeles courtroom this week, former major league outfielder Milton Bradley was ordered to begin serving the 32-month jail sentence he received following his 2013 conviction on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge..." May 17

  • Cleveland Indians overcome rocky start by Bruce Chen for 8-3 win over Texas Rangers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bruce Chen turned in a short night's work Friday, but the Indians' feast-or-famine offense and inconsistent bullpen earned some overtime against Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Chen didn't make it through the third inning, but Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Nick Swisher combined for..." May 16

  • What Bourjos ignites, Carpenter finishes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There have been many times during his summers spent as the Cardinals’ All-Star leadoff hitter that Matt Carpenter has been the steel striking flint to spark a rally, so he knows what it feels like in the batter’s box. On Thursday, he saw what it looks like from the on-deck circle. From his..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Corey Kluber strikes out 18 as Indians blank St. Louis, 2-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber needed something big to get him out of his slump. First, he shaved his beard. Then he struck out 18 batters Wednesday night as the Indians beat St. Louis, 2-0, at Progressive Field. Kluber and closer Cody Allen struck out 19 as they combined on a one-hitter. Kluber, who lost..." May 14

  • Holliday's homer assures victory over Indians for birthday boy Lynn

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cardinals got the band back together. With Matt Carpenter back in the lineup, Matt Holliday homered and Mark Reynolds provided early to give starter Lance Lynn the birthday game he worked so hard to create. Holliday's three-run homer in the..." May 13

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Rumors of Corey Kluber's demise were greatly exaggerated. The Klubot fans 18 in an 8-inning 1-hitter. Tribe wins 2-0.

  • Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians hold Minnesota Twins to two hits, avoid sweep with 8-2 victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The baseball caromed off of the yellow foul pole in left field and bounced onto the outfield grass. Four pitches into Sunday's matinee, the Indians trailed. Again. They have allowed first-inning runs in half of their 30 games. So, Danny Salazar resorted to a simple plan: Don't let anyone..." May 11

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    TJ House (left shoulder) is scheduled to throw long toss today. Says his arm is feeling much better.

  • Twins continue their climb in Cleveland

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Two-strike hits and two-out runs. Almost as promising as the Twins’ 8-1 record in May is this: Even the team’s youngest players are learning how to come through in the clutch. Kennys Vargas, Eduardo Escobar and Eddie Rosario — average age: 24 — smacked back-to-back-to-back two-out, run-scoring..." May 10

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox have indeed hired Carl Willis as their pitching coach. He informed the Indians tonight he had taken the job.

  • Hunter, Twins roll to victory in Cleveland

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "He will be 40 years old in two months, so the question is worth asking: Does Torii Hunter even have a triple in him anymore? “Oh, I’m sure it’s in there somewhere,” Twins manager Paul Molitor deadpanned. “He might need something [crazy] going on in the outfield, though.” Nothing crazy..." May 09

  • Royals win 7-4, regain crucial bullpen pieces

    Royals Review "After a lengthy rain delay, the Royals took on the characteristics of that which causes a rain delay. A storm. They struck quickly, like lightning. Kluber appeared not to have his best stuff at the beginning of the game. After a plunking of Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas punched a grounder just to..." May 08

  • Carlos Marmol to sign with Cleveland Indians

    Let's Go Tribe "The Indians are "in the process" of signing relief pitcher Carlos Marmol to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal. Marmol, a 32-year-old righty, was one of the best closers in baseball for a time, but control problems eventually overpowered his strengths, and he hasn't been an effective..." May 08

  • Indians right-hander Zach McAllister has found his niche in the bullpen

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Zach McAllister has found his niche with the Indians. McAllister has posted a 1.80 ERA in 15 innings since being moved to the bullpen. He has walked four and struck out 16. Those numbers come on the heels of his lone start of the year, in which he surrendered five runs and 13 hits to the Tigers..." May 07

  • Indians down Kansas City Royals, 10-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco had a little locker room fun before turning serious Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Carrasco, still a member of the bullpen deep in his heart, put a cockroach in former bullpen mate Marc Rzepczynski's shoe. Rzepczynski is not fond of insects and his bullpen mates take..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Jason Vargas shines as Royals beat Indians 5-3 to begin three-game series

    Kansas City Star "Jason Vargas’ 15th pitch was an 89-mph fast ball that caught too much of the plate and all of Michael Brantley’s bat barrel. The ball disappeared into the right field seats and another discouraging outing loomed. But the home run proved to be Vargas’ only mistake. He surrendered one more hit..." May 06

  • Indians will activate Nick Swisher from DL on Tuesday

    Let's Go Tribe "The Indians will activate Nick Swisher from the disabled list for Tuesday night's game in Kansas City. Tyler Holt will be optioned back to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Swisher on the active roster. Swisher has been recovering from operations on both of his knees, and hasn't played for the..." May 05

  • Offensive outburst provides Cleveland Indians with 10-7 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It all began with the innocent ball boy seated along the right-field line. Then came the onslaught of hits, the balk, the intentional walk and the bases-loaded free pass. All of that produced enough offense to more than offset a string of strange defensive miscues and a grand slam, as the..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Blue Jays thump Indians, 11-4

    Bluebird Banter "A much nicer game today. Always good to score 5 runs against the reigning Cy Young Award winner. Quick recap today because I'm busy barbecuing and have family over, we'll likely talk more about the game later. I have to find video of that caught stealing by Russell Martin. That was maybe the..." May 03

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    August Fagerstrom @AugustF_MLB

    Michael Bourn is a late scratch from today's game. He is dealing with a neck strain. Tyler Holt is batting ninth and playing CF. #Indians

  • Indians start May with three home runs to beat Toronto, 9-4

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the calendar turned from April to May, the Indians turned to the long ball on Friday against Toronto, hitting three home runs to lead them to a 9-4 win. Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Brett Hayes all hit home runs for the Indians. Hayes had three RBI for the Indians, and Brantley and..." May 02

  • Blue Jays find way to win in Cleveland

    Toronto Sun "Daniel Norris bent but didn’t break on Thursday and while his aborted start didn’t last long enough for him to get credit for this 5-1 Blue Jays victory over the Cleveland Indians, the high-wire he walked for three innings was something to behold. Norris battled his command through a 78-pitch..." May 01

  • Danny Salazar improves to 3-0 as Indians beat Royals, 7-5

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis dusted off his home-run swing and Danny Salazar won his third game in as many starts on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Kipnis hit a three-run homer and Salazar pitched six innings as the Indians beat the Royals, 7-5, for just their second victory at home this season. They..." April 30

  • Royals ride six-run seventh inning to 11-5 win over Indians

    Kansas City Star "The scoreboard does not measure aesthetics, but on a night marred by unsightly play from both sides, the motion of Kendrys Morales at the plate qualified as beauty. Morales lifted his right leg to time his swing against Indians reliever Bryan Shaw. He held his stance in repose as he recognized..." April 29

  • Royals beat Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, Indians 6-2 to open series in Cleveland

    Kansas City Star "A desolate ballpark came alive as Mike Moustakas traipsed back to the Royals dugout. A series of high-pitched catcalls echoed through the barren confines of Progressive Field as Moustakas searched for fresh lumber. A lone voice implored him to hurry up. He did not listen. In the seventh..." April 28