Indians Rumors & News

  • Terry Francona's scooter was wrecked

    Cleveland Plain Dealer " Terry Francona's red scooter is on the disabled list. The manager's vehicle was wrecked last week by an Indians staffer during a promotional video shoot. "It was probably the first time in my experience with the Indians that there's been a little bit of a rift," Francona quipped." March 05

  • Indians sell out home opener in 11 minutes

    Sporting News "Progressive Field will be packed to full capacity on April 10 after the Indians sold out their home opener against the Tigers in 11 minutes on Tuesday morning. It will be the 23rd consecutive Opening Day sellout for the Indians and the 22nd straight since the club moved from Municipal Stadium..." March 04

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Kipnis will likely play this coming weekend. Raburn will debut on Wednesday.

  • 5d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Jason Kipnis finger injury progressing. Could miss first 2 or 3 Cactus League games, but only as a precaution.

  • 8d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Dayan Viciedo still on the open market and Indians are still interested, but only if he takes minor league deal.

  • Will the 2015 Indians have a true DH? There wasn't really one in 2014

    Let's Go Tribe "Heading into 2014, it was expected that the DH position would be a mix of a number of players, but there were two players that were expected to get the bulk of those at bats, Jason Giambi and Carlos Santana. Santana because he was being edged out of the catching spot and might not play full time..." February 24

  • Swisher, Moss could return to games by mid-March

    Fox Sports "Brandon Moss and Nick Swisher could be ready to play in spring training games by mid-March as Indians trainer James Quinlan gave an update Thursday on players who have reported. Moss, who had surgery on his right hip to repair a torn labrum in late October, is completing overhand-toss hitting..." February 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Bruce Chen agrees to minors deal with Indians. $1M base, plus $1M performance bonuses

  • Indians not interested in signing Barry Zito

    Hardball Talk "Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians were one of a handful of teams that watched Barry Zito throw recently, but came away uninterested in signing him. Zito, 36, didn’t pitch last season but is interested in continuing his major league career. The lefty would most..." February 16

  • Indians interested in Dayan Viciedo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians are interested in former White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo, who could be the right-handed hitter they've been looking for this winter. The White Sox released Viciedo on Feb. 4 after they designated him for assignment and were unable to trade him. Viciedo hit only .231..." February 15

  • Is David Murphy's right field job in jeopardy?

    Fox Sports Ohio "By the end of the season, right field could be the deepest position on the Indians. As spring training gets ready to begin though there are plenty of questions. The lone absolute at the moment is that if the season started today, David Murphy would be the starter. Whether Murphy is here the..." February 14

  • Is Bourn finally healthy to bolster the top of the order?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Before Michael Bourn signed with the Indians in 2013, he had only one stint on the disabled list. During his two seasons in Cleveland, he has been on the DL three times. With Bourn working with a track coach at the University of Houston during the offseason, the Indians are hoping that won't be..." February 12

  • Indians busy bullpen 'trusts' manager Terry Francona as spring training approaches

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Closer Cody Allen opens spring training next week with the Indians in sole possession of the ninth inning except when manager Terry Francona believes the game needs to be saved earlier than that. Allen has no problem with that. "I don't think Tito will back himself into a corner where he has..." February 11

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians No. 2 pick Justus Sheffield pleads guilty for underage drinking and criminal trespass, which was reduced from burglary.

  • Indians' Danny Salazar being investigated for possible sexual assault complaint per report

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a possible sexual assault complaint against Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar, per a report from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jordan Bastian of reported that the incident occured in the early morning on Jan...." February 04

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Per multiple Cleveland news outlets, Cleveland PD has indicated that there will be no charges filed against Indians pitcher Danny Salazar.

  • 31d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    indians have standing offer to jason giambi to work for them in non-playing role. great persona. would be plus for team.

  • Cleveland Indians want Michael Bourn to "wreak havoc" on bases in 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians held a Town Hall meeting Monday with President Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona talking to season ticket holders. One of the key points of the discussion was Michael Bourn's efforts to re-establish himself as a the stolen base threat the Indians thought they were getting when..." January 27

  • Top prospect Lindor to open camp with Indians "The Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday that their No. 1 minor-league prospect has been invited to Major League camp. Shortstop Francisco Lindor will be joined by catcher Jake Lowery, outfielders Tyler Naquin, Jordan Smith and James Ramsey." January 27

  • Cleveland Indians want Michael Bourn to "wreak havoc" on bases in 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians held a Town Hall meeting Monday with President Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona talking to season ticket holders. One of the key points of the discussion was Michael Bourn's efforts to re-establish himself as a the stolen base threat the Indians thought they were getting when..." January 26

  • Indians will consider extending Corey Kluber "It sat near the edge of a table inside the training room within the Indians' clubhouse. The sides of the black plaque were smudged with the fingerprints of the many people who have handled it, wanting to get a close look at the honor bestowed upon Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber. Following a..." January 26

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Antonetti says Raburn will go to camp without restrictions following surgery on left knee.

  • 40d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Kipnis had pin removed from damaged finger and can start gripping the bat and swinging in early Feb.

  • 40d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Heard Indians are showing a lot of interest in FA OF Nolan Reimold. Trying to sign him to minor league deal. #orioles still in mix

  • 40d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Nick Swisher is down 15 pounds, feeling healthy, excited and stoked about 2015 and beyond:

  • 47d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010.

  • Indians avoid arbitration with Brandon Moss, Bryan Shaw, Josh Tomlin

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There will be no uncomfortable arbitration hearings involving the Indians this winter. The club agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with its three remaining arbitration-eligible players on Friday. Brandon Moss will earn $6.5 million, Bryan Shaw will earn $1.55 million and Josh Tomlin will earn..." January 16

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Marc Rzepczynski agrees with #Indians at $2.4 million.

  • 48d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Chisenhall, Indians settle at $2.25M

  • Indians 2014 first-round pick Justus Sheffield arrested on charges of aggravated burglary, underage drinking

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justus Sheffield, a first-round draft selection by the Indians last June, was reportedly arrested on Monday on charges of aggravated burglary and underage drinking in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn. According to the Tullahoma News, Sheffield was released after posting $5,500 bond. He is..." January 13

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Jason Bere replaces Kevin Cash as Indians’ bullpen coach

    Hardball Talk "Last month Kevin Cash left his gig as the Indians’ bullpen coach to replace Joe Maddon as the Rays’ manager and now Cleveland has replaced him with Jason Bere. In joining manager Terry Francona’s staff Bere is leaving the Indians’ front office, where he spent the past nine years as a special..." January 06

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Indians sign former 1st-rounder Casey Weathers to a minor league deal. In November, I saw him throw a ball ~106 mph.

  • Trevor Bauer’s offseason program is pretty high tech "Trevor Bauer craves information. He enjoys diving head first into data, reading scientific articles and searching for technological advancements that might help him further his own research into enhancing his pitching mechanics, velocity and production. This offseason, Bauer embarked on his..." December 29

  • Jeff Manship signed a minor league deal with the Indians

    Hardball Talk "On Wednesday, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reported that pitcher Jeff Manship signed a minor league deal with the Indians. Manship had elected free agency in October. Manship, 29, spent the 2014 season with the Phillies after signing a minor league contract." December 27

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    source: nyjer morgan gets 700K from hanwha eagles in korea, 550K salary, 150K signing bonus

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis undergoes surgery on finger "Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had surgery Tuesday to repair a tendon in his left ring finger damaged during an offseason workout, the team announced Wednesday. Kipnis is expected to be ready at the start of the season, the team said. Kipnis was an All-Star in 2013, when he batted .284..." December 17

  • Indians sign Gavin Floyd

    Hardball Talk "Gavin Floyd will attempt another comeback, this time in Cleveland after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Indians. Floyd’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery lasted just nine starts this year when he suffered a fractured elbow and missed the remainder of the season." December 16

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Indians sign C Brett Hayes and corner-OF/1B Jerry Sands, a potential RH power source for LH-heavy lineup. Both minor league deals.

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • Brandon Moss traded to the Indians

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan reports that the deal is done. Moss has been traded from the A’s to the Indians for infielder Joe Wendle. Who turns 25 in April, has never been above Double-A and is already a 2B/DH, which doesn’t bode well for his long term chances, but there you go." December 08

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios

  • 90d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios

  • 90d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians-A's deal for Brandon Moss (one way or the other) should reach conclusion Friday.

  • 92d
    John Hickey @JHickey3

    A source close to #Athletics says club is listening to #Indians, who are interested in getting 1B/OF Brandon Moss from the A's.

  • Indians tender offers to arbitration-eligible players

    Fox Sports Ohio "There were no surprises from the Indians on Tuesday as they tendered offers to the five players who are eligible for arbitration. Today is the deadline for unsigned players who are arbitration eligible to receive an offer from their club or else they would become free agents. All five players..." December 02

  • 94d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    indians, royals, rangers taking a look at kendrys morales. mariners, jays among other possibilities.