Indians Rumors & News

  • Corey Kluber, 5-spot in fifth inning pace Cleveland Indians to 5-1 win over Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right-hander Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and the Indians used their biggest inning of the season to chase nemesis Bruce Chen on way to a 5-1 victory over Kansas City at Progressive Field. The Indians took three out of four from the Royals and went 4-3 on the homestand. Chen..." April 24

  • Cleveland Indians defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson remained winless Wednesday night, but neither he nor his team is complaining. Masterson's quality start laid the foundation for Jason Kipnis's make-good double as the Indians defeated the Royals, 5-3, at chilly Progressive Field. Paid attendance: 9,311. The Indians (10-11)..." April 24

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    #Indians April 15 postponement in Detroit will be made up as day/night doubleheader on July 19

  • Royals break out of offensive slump with 8-2 win over Indians

    Kansas City Star "On this night, in the wake of an 8-2 demolition of the Indians, the only thing Royals designated hitter Billy Butler could lament was the wind. The blustery elements conspired against his scalded blast in the fifth inning, turning what could have been his first home run of the season into a mere..." April 23

  • Zach McAllister goes six innings as Cleveland Indians beat Royals, 4-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When The Rally Squirrel finally made it into the Indians' bullpen around mid-game Monday night, reliever Cody Allen was, well, relieved. "I didn't want Bournie (Michael Bourn) going back on a ball in center field and look down and see a squirrel," said Allen. "I don't think they can review that..." April 22

  • Jason Giambi is back on the Indians’ roster at age 43

    Hardball Talk "Jason Giambi began the season on the disabled list with a broken rib, but the 43-year-old designated hitter is back on the Indians’ active roster now. Giambi got a lot of credit for being a positive influence in Cleveland’s clubhouse last season and previously he’s been talked about as someone..." April 21

  • David Murphy delivers clutch hit to spark Cleveland Indians' 6-4 victory against Blue Jays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It would be premature and hyperbolic to qualify David Murphy's bases-clearing double as the hit that resurrected the Indians' season. Still, the right fielder rose to the occasion on Sunday and delivered the clutch run-scoring knock that has eluded the Tribe for weeks. Murphy's three-run..." April 21

  • Why is Justin Masterson's velocity down?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson's velocity is down. The reason why, however, remains up in the air. Neither Masterson nor pitching coach Mickey Callaway seem overly concerned by the right-hander's softer tossing. Masterson playfully dodged questions about the drop in velocity with his typical light-hearted..." April 20

  • Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle improves to 4-0 with win over Indians

    Toronto Sun "Mark Buehrle has no idea what’s going on. More importantly, neither do the hitters he’s facing. For the fourth time this season, Buehrle made the start and, for the fourth time, he came away with the win. It is the third time in Buehrle’s career that he has opened 4-0 and just the second..." April 20

  • Steady Eddie leads Blue Jays over Indians

    Toronto Sun "The Blue Jays will go absolutely nowhere if Edwin Encarnacion doesn’t hit. Steady Eddie has been anything but this season and if you’re wondering what’s wrong with the Jays offence, look no further than Encarnacion. Jose Reyes has not been with the team and that has hurt and the bottom of..." April 19

  • Jason Kipnis gets first big-league heave ho

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis said the last time he was ejected from a baseball game it may have been by his mother in Little League. Well, the Indians second baseman topped that Thursday when plate umpire Lance Barrett tossed him for the first time in the majors. “Minor leagues, college and high school ......" April 18

  • Ian Kinsler, Tigers edge Indians in sloppy afternoon game at Comerica Park

    Detroit Free Press "WHAT HAPPENED: Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run in the Tigers' four-run fourth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers edged the Indians in a sloppy, error-filled game to split their abridged two-game series. The two teams combined for five errors and several pitching changes and made..." April 18

  • Red Sox, Yanks, Mets, Royals, Rox, Indians, others scout Hanrahan "If you assume teams might be interested in a hard-throwing back-end bullpen piece who's now available, you'd be right. Close to 20 teams showed up to watch veteran closer Joel Hanrahan throw in a showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and judging by the early reviews, don't be..." April 17

  • Indians beat Tigers, 3-2, behind strong start by Zach McAllister

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On a cold night at Comerica Park, Zach McAllister continued his hot pitching against a team he has seldom pitched well against. McAllister allowed one run in six innings to lead the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. In his last two starts McAllister has allowed one run in 13 2/3 innings..." April 17

  • Tigers' Tuesday night game vs. Indians postponed

    Detroit News "Yes, the Tigers and Indians could’ve played baseball Tuesday night. But in the end, they decided there was no reason to put the fans through that misery. With temperatures in the low 30s, and expected to dip even lower into the evening, the Tigers postponed the first game of a three-game..." April 16

  • Indians activate Michael Bourn from disabled list "Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was activated from the 15-day disabled Tuesday, the club announced. As a corresponding move, Nyjer Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn, 31, injured his hamstring in spring training and has yet to take part in the 2014 regular season. It's the..." April 15

  • Alexei Ramirez hits walk-off homer to top Indians

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox trump card so far this young season is their offensive weaponry, and manager Robin Ventura's crew has been dealing. Alexei Ramirez provided the ninth-inning heroics Sunday with a dramatic two-run walk-off homer for a 4-3 victory over the Indians at rain-soaked U.S. Cellular..." April 14

  • David Murphy, Ryan Raburn lead Cleveland Indians past White Sox, 12-6

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson’s ownership of the White Sox is apparently over, but Ryan Raburn still has his name on their lease. That’s a good thing for the Indians, who scrambled to a 12-6 victory Saturday over Chicago at windswept U.S. Cellular Field. Masterson went 4-0 against Chicago last year. Two..." April 13

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Bourn will play Sunday in Akron before joining Tribe in Detroit on Tuesday.

  • White Sox’ bats bail out Chris Sale in victory against Indians

    Chicago Sun-Times "In the past, a five-inning outing in which he allowed three runs probably would mean a loss for Chris Sale. It didn’t Friday night. Sale (3-0) lasted only five innings, allowing three runs (all in the fifth) and six hits while striking out five. That qualifies as the worst of Sale’s three..." April 12

  • White Sox finally find a way to beat the Indians

    CSN Chicago "That streak, a hideous run of baseball that seemed to define the 2013 White Sox, is over. Courtesy of Thursday’s 7-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Cleveland Indians that dated back to April 24, 2013. At least for a day, the White Sox can..." April 11

  • Behind Erlin, Padres win to avoid sweep

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ten days passed before Robbie Erlin stepped onto the mound for his first start of the season. The wait was worth it. Faced with the prospect of a sweep to close a disappointing road trip, the 23-year-old left-hander paired six strong innings with a rare timely hit from his offense’s slumbering..." April 10

  • Padres avoid sweep in Cleveland

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ten days passed before Robbie Erlin stepped onto the mound for his first start of the season. The wait was worth it. Faced with the prospect of a sweep to close a disappointing road trip, the 23-year-old left-hander paired six strong innings with a rare timely hit from his offense’s slumbering..." April 10

  • Zach McAllister twirls a gem as Indians blank Padres, 2-0, in first game of double header

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Zach McAllister provided the perfect remedy for the Indians' starting pitching woes. And with at least 18 innings on the docket for Wednesday, McAllister's timing couldn't be better for the Tribe. The right-hander limited the Padres to five hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the new..." April 10

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians have optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to AAA Columbus. RHP CC Lee is back with Cleveland. More soon on

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    Cleveland Indians @tribeinsider

    Michael Bourn slated to continue rehab in AA Akron tomorrow as they open at home against Bowie. Giambi slated for Friday at Akron.

  • David Murphy, Corey Kluber help Indians defeat Padres, 8-6

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians' rotation returned to quality and David Murphy remained seriously locked in, the combination fueling an 8-6 victory over the Padres on Tuesday at Progressive Field. Right-hander Corey Kluber allowed three runs in six innings and Murphy drove in four as the Tribe won the first of a..." April 09

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    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    Game rained out. Traditional doubleheader on Wednesday.

  • Twins 10, Indians 7: Very Hit, Such Offense

    Twinkie Town "Six games into 2014, and the Minnesota Twins have scored 39 runs. Consistency in producing runs is definitely going to be an issue this summer, but the Twins have blown it out of the water so far. And who do we have to thank for it? Trevor Plouffe, Chris Colabello, Jason Kubel, and Kurt Suzuki...." April 07

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    #Dodgers today acquired Colt Hynes from CLE in exchange for Duke von Schamann. Hynes was added to the 40-man roster and optioned to AAA.

  • Twins beat Cleveland for Gardenhire's 1,000th career victory

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kyle Gibson re-lauched what he hopes will be a long major-league career on Saturday. Ron Gardenhire reached a milestone in his own. Gibson allowed only one run over five innings, pitching Minnesota to a 7-3 victory over the Indians. It was Gardenhire’s 1,000th career victory, making him the..." April 06

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said Indians are planning on having Giambi play in a couple Minors rehab games before DL activation. Still working through details.

  • Cleveland Indians wear down Minnesota Twins

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three-game series Friday at Progressive Field. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff, who filed from the DMan Cave in Northeast Ohio after watching the SportsTime Ohio telecast: Game: 4 Opponent:..." April 05

  • Jason Kipnis agrees to contract extension with Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis and the Indians have agreed on a six-year $52.5 million extension with a club option for a seventh year. The team announced the deal Friday morning, just hours before the home opener against the Twins at Progressive Field. Here is the breakdown: $1..." April 05

  • Indians earn redemption in 6-4 victory over Oakland to gain split

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The great thing about baseball is that redemption is always right around the corner. Sometimes it's as close as the next at bat. Michael Brantley made an error in the seventh inning Wednesday night that helped Oakland take a 4-3 lead and come oh so close to a doubleheader sweep at" April 03

  • A's cruise to win over Indians in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "Scott Kazmir’s debut with the Oakland A’s was everything he and his new team could have hoped for, and then some. The left-hander was dominant over 7 1/3 shutout innings as the A’s beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 in the opener of the first day/night doubleheader ever played at the..." April 03

  • A's-Indians game rained out

    San Jose Mercury News "The A's and the Indians second game of the season Tuesday at the Coliseum has been rained out. The teams will play a day/night doubleheader Wednesday, the first game starting at 12:35 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. The A's will go with Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez in the doubleheader while..." April 02

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: FA RHP Brett Myers is taking the year off, but is not retired. Will seek a deal next offseason.

  • Three MLB pitchers primed for a breakout in 2014 "Finding an undervalued arm before he catches fire is one the keys to betting early-season baseball. The mathematical masterminds at NumberFire have dug deep into their MLB analytics and predict three hurlers who have the stats on their side and look primed for a big breakout in 2014: Scott..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Cleveland Indians strike late to beat A's in season opener, 2-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Baseball’s hot spot – expanded use of instant replay and the new rules preventing home plate collisions – came together Monday night to slap the Indians in the face in the season opener. No worries. The Indians have been slapped around plenty in their long history and Monday night they bounced..." April 01

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    George Kottaras signs with indians. minor-league deal but seemingly good chance to be up soon.

  • Cleveland Indians place Jason Giambi on 15-day disabled list

    Fansided "The Cleveland Indians will open up the 2014 regular season on the road in a three game series tomorrow night against the Oakland Athletics. But before they get this show on the road, they’ll make a couple roster moves. They have placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list, a..." March 30

  • Young Indians catcher Gomes has six-year, $23 million deal "The Indians have an agreement with promising young catcher Yan Gomes, according to sources. The agreement, pending a physical, is for $23 million over six years. The contract is the largest ever pre-arbitration deal for a catcher, breaking the mark of Carlos Santana, the man Gomes..." March 30

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Does appear #Rays have lost RHP Mark Lowe, who is signing a minor league deal with #indians

  • Blake Wood learns in unique way that he made Indians roster

    Fox Sports "There are a variety of ways in which players have found out they have made an Opening Day roster for the first time. Not many though have found out like Indians pitcher Blake Wood. It was during a pitching change in the seventh inning of Monday's spring training game against the Reds that the..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Jason Giambi DID NOT receive a $100,000 retention bonus as I reported Tuesday. He will be placed on big-league DL Sunday.

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26