Indians Rumors & News

  • 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.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

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

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    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

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

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

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    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.

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    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

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

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

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

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

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    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

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

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

  • AL Central showing interest in Justin Masterson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians haven't shown a lot of interest in Justin Masterson outside of some early contact at the start of the free agent season. That doesn't mean their former ace will be a stranger come next season. Masterson, 30, has received inquiries from the four other teams in the AL Central –..." November 28

  • Chase Headley off Indians radar, but Chris Denorfia, Kendrys Morales possible targets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's true the Indians made a few inquiries about Chase Headley, but the third baseman is not coming to Cleveland. He's too expensive and the Indians still have a feeling that they just might have a third baseman in Lonnie Chisenhall. The Indians are not going to be big players in this free..." November 26

  • Tribe considering new third-base option in Headley "Publicly, the Indians have not made third base a priority in their offseason pursuits, focusing instead on rotation and bullpen depth. Privately, though, the Indians appear at least slightly open to the possibility of tinkering with the position, especially if it can improve their defensive..." November 25

  • Indians acquire Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have acquired right-hander Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash. Scott Barnes was designated for assignment to open up a spot on Cleveland’s 40-man roster." November 23

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Indians exploring wide range of options, including a trade of Swisher for another player with an inflated contract.

  • Cleveland Indians kicking the tires on Justin Masterson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians liked the look of their starting rotation when they arrived at the general managers meetings Sunday. They felt the same when they left Thursday. Led by AL CY Young winner Corey Kluber, they run seven deep with Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Danny Salazar, T.J. House, Zach McAllister..." November 14

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians wins 2014 AL Cy Young Award

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber's first full season in the big leagues has been memorable for several reasons. Wednesday night, memorable became unforgettable for the Indians' right-hander. Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He's the third Indians pitcher..." November 12

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Francona gets contract extension through 2018 "The Indians brought Terry Francona to Cleveland to help reshape the culture both on the field and in the clubhouse. In just two seasons at the helm, the manager has done his part in turning the Tribe back into a contending ballclub. On Tuesday, the Indians rewarded Francona's success with a..." November 04

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    GM Chris Antonetti says he'd never rule it out, but the chances of Giambi returning as player in 2015 would be a tough fit on roster.

  • Indians exercise $3.5 million option on Mike Aviles

    Hardball Talk "Cleveland has exercised its $3.5 million option on Mike Aviles, bringing back the 34-year-old infielder for next season. Aviles has been a terrible hitter for a long time now, so this is paying a premium for defensive versatility and … I dunno, maybe clubhouse presence. This season he hit..." October 31

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    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    The #Pirates have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the #Indians in a deal for cash considerations.

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Indians altering conditioning plan for Jason Kipnis

    Hardball Talk "Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis put up the worst full-season numbers of his brief major league career this past season, finishing with a .240/.310/.330 slash line with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 555 plate appearances. He suffered from an oblique injury in April and a..." October 20

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Indians bring down curtain on 2014 with 7-2 win over Tampa Bay

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians, headed nowhere but home, ended their season Sunday at Progressive Field. The last game of the year, without an invitation to the postseason, is always a wistful time. There is regret, hope and anticipation for what is to come. In Sunday's 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay, there was..." September 29

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