Indians Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Indians 2014 MLB season came up short, but don't expect major changes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians finished with a winning record for the second straight season. The previous time it happened for the franchise was 2000-2001. The Indians played hard from start to finish under manager Terry Francona. Two players, right-hander Corey Kluber and left fielder Michael Brantley, authored..." September 29

  • Rays shut out Indians

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays are set after Saturday's 2-0 win over the Indians to close out their least productive offensive season in franchise history and finish last in the American League in runs. But manager Joe Maddon made clear — again — that hitting coach Derek Shelton is not to blame and is expected to..." September 28

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    T.J. House, not Danny Salazar, will start Sunday's game vs. Rays. Indians feel Salazar has pitched enough this year.

  • Corey Kluber fantastic in victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians took the field Friday night with ultra-high stakes for team and individual. The individual took care of the team. Right-hander Corey Kluber allowed five hits and struck out 11 in eight innings as the hanging-by-a-thread Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 1-0, at Progressive..." September 27

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians now have 1,429 strikeouts -- most in a single season by a pitching staff.

  • Indians avoid elimination with 6-4 victory over Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians are still hanging by a thread that could lead them to the postseason. Or the next strong breeze could snap it. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and Zach McAllister bailed Trevor Bauer out of trouble Wednesday night as the Indians avoided elimination from the AL wild-card chase with a..." September 25

  • Royals pummel Danny Salazar, Cleveland 7 - 1

    Royals Review "For three innings, Tuesday's game looked to be a low-scoring affair. Cleveland sent Danny Salazar to the mound and he plowed through the Royals in dominant fashion, recording each of his first six outs by way of the strikeout. In each of the first two innings a Royal batsman got on base, but..." September 24

  • Kipnis day to day with right hamstring injury "Jason Kipnis was held out of the starting lineup on Friday due to a sore right hamstring, but Indians manager Terry Francona was optimistic that the second baseman would be able to return during the weekend series against the Twins. Francona noted that Kipnis, who exited Thursday's game in..." September 20

  • Youngsters come up big in Twins' late comeback against Indians

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "First Detroit, and now Cleveland. The Twins are butting into the American League Central race, and their kids are leading the way. Oswaldo Arcia and Kennys Vargas both homered on Friday night, Arcia extended a ninth-inning rally off the Indians closer, and Danny Santana scored the winning run..." September 20

  • Carlos Carrasco throws two-hitter as Indians beat Astros, 2-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A night after Corey Kluber set a career high with 14 strikeouts, Carlos Carrasco decided to see if he could do the same. Carrasco struck out a career-high 12 batters and threw a two-hitter Wednesday night in the Indians' 2-0 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. If it wasn't for Jose..." September 18

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    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Ryan Raburn will have L knee surgery in coming days to repair a torn meniscus. Will miss final two weeks of the season, short rehab expected

  • Corey Kluber strikes out 14 as Indians beat Houston, 4-2, to end 4-game losing streak

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The stopper arrived Tuesday night for the Indians. That would be Corey Kluber. The K stands for strikeout. Kluber not only stopped a four-game losing streak, but he struck out a career-high 14 batters as the Indians beat Houston, 4-2, at Minute Maid Park. It was the fourth time Kluber (16-9,..." September 17

  • Swisher, Schumaker nominated for MLB service award

    Fox Sports Ohio "Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and Reds outfielder Skip Schumacher are among the nominees for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. Each club nominates a player to be considered for the annual award, which recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive..." September 16

  • Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helps Detroit complete big sweep over Cleveland

    Michigan Live "The late-inning heroics keep coming for the Tigers. So do the wins. For the second straight day, Detroit beat up a normally stingy Cleveland bullpen and mounted another thrilling come-from-behind win Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep over the third-place Indians at Comerica..." September 15

  • Detroit Tigers 5, Cleveland 4: Alex Avila's late home run keeps Tigers alone in first place

    Detroit Free Press "Alex Avila and the Tigers get to stay in first place for at least another day. While the Kansas City Royals were beating Boston at home, the Tigers looked doomed to a 4-3 loss to Cleveland before a sellout crowd of 41,190 at Comerica Park. Alex Avila came up with two out and Ezequiel Carrera..." September 14

  • J.D. Martinez's 4-RBI night powers Tigers past Tribe; Detroit takes over 1st place

    Detroit News "Indians starter Carlos Carrasco missed J.D. Martinez’s thunder back on Sept. 2 when he limited the Tigers to one run and 10 hits. Cody Allen was the victim that night with Martinez knocking his fastball out of Progressive Field for a game-winning three-run home run. Carrasco wasn’t as fortunate..." September 13

  • Indians sweep double header with Twins after 2-0 triumph in Game 2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the mercury in the thermometer fought all afternoon to eclipse the 60-degree mark, the Indians kept the Twins' bats on ice. Corey Kluber cast a cold spell on Minnesota in the opening contest of Thursday's double header. T.J. House carried it over into the second game, in which the Tribe..." September 12

  • Indians' offense overwhelms Corey Kluber with support in 8-2 win over Twins

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Excuse Corey Kluber if he looks shocked. This kind of production from the Indians’ offense is just so, well, shocking. The Indians, behind homers by Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes, beat the Twins, 8-2, Thursday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at Progressive Field. The offensive..." September 12

  • Indians-Twins play doubleheader Thursday after Wednesday's postponement

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Wednesday's game between the Indians and Twins at Progressive Field has been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Thursday with the first game starting at 12:05 p.m. and the second game following about 20 minutes later. Gates open at 11 a.m. " September 11

  • Carlos Santana isn't dogging it for Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If you've been yelling at your flat screen while watching Indians first baseman Carlos Santana run the bases for the last month or so, knock it off. He has a hall pass. Santana is playing with a sore right quadriceps muscle. When he runs the bases, it often looks like he's dragging his right..." September 11

  • Indians drilled by Angels, 12-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tribe right-hander Danny Salazar allowed six runs on eight hits -- including two homers -- in 4 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out four. Salazar allowed all of the runs in the fifth, the first of which snapped his scoreless-innings streak at 21. In his previous start, Sept. 3 against..." September 09

  • Carrasco continues his mastery on the mound as Indians sweep White Sox with 2-0 victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terry Francona waited before he gave the signal. First, he stood, eye to eye, with Carlos Carrasco atop the mound, commended the starting pitcher and slapped him on the chest. Carrasco then retreated to the dugout, one out shy of a complete-game shutout. The relocation to the starting..." September 08

  • Carlos Carrasco is on fire for the Indians

    Hardball Talk "Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco came one out short of his first career shutout on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, firing 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the visiting White Sox. He was lifted at 103 pitches after allowing a two-out single to Jose Abreu in the top of the ninth inning. Cody Allen..." September 07

  • Corey Kluber throws five-hitter as Cleveland Indians beat White Sox, 3-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians didn't overwhelm Corey Kluber with offense Saturday night, but an excess of run wasn't needed. Kluber ended a three-game losing streak with his third complete game of the season as the Indians beat Chicago, 3-1, at Progressive Field. The Indians won it with two runs in the..." September 07

  • David Murphy's single in 10th gives Cleveland Indians a 2-1 victory over Chicago White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "David Murphy did not require much time to get re-acclimated. Pinch-hitter Murphy hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th inning as the Indians defeated the White Sox, 2-1, at Progressive Field. Paid attendance: 15,531. Murphy was activated from the disabled list earlier in the..." September 06

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    Indians have acquired OF J.B. Shuck from the Angels in exchange for cash. Shuck went to Ohio State

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    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Roster moves today: OF David Murphy activated from 15-day DL INF Justin Sellers recalled from AAA Columbus Roster now at 34 players

  • Danny Salazar brilliant as Cleveland Indians defeat Detroit Tigers, 7-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians, with their season possibly on the line, played one of their best games Wednesday night. Right-hander Danny Salazar crafted his first career complete game and Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer as the Indians defeated the Tigers, 7-0, at Progressive Field. Paid attendance:..." September 04

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Aviles left game with illness. Indians said he was light-headed and dizzy.

  • Mother Nature leaves the Cleveland Indians three outs away from a sweep in Kansas City

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Only Mother Nature could prevent the Indians from sweeping the first-place Royals. And she only did half the trick. A late-night summer storm passed through Kauffman Stadium just as Kyle Crockett took the hill to attempt to close out a 4-2 Indians win, a triumph that would complete a three-game..." September 01

  • Cleveland Indians inch closer in the standings after outlasting the Royals, 3-2, in 11 innings

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jose Ramirez rose up off his backside, his pants dirtied, his helmet jarred loose. He smacked his hands together and exhaled as his foot graced third base. After nearly 11 innings, many dripping with late-season drama, he was 90 feet from home. The Indians have been pushed to the brink on..." August 31

  • Collective effort at the plate, on the mound gives Cleveland Indians 6-1 win in series opener against the Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is what the Indians have wanted. It's what they have aimed for all year. Despite a season defined, to this point, by inconsistency and shortcomings in all phases of the game, the Indians are playing meaningful contests against teams that sit ahead of them in the standings. The schedule now..." August 30

  • The Indians sign Russell Branyan to a minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Russell Branyan has been playing for Tijuana in the Mexican League this year. For reals. He has 19 homers for them. He’s still listed on their roster, actually. But now the Cleveland Indians have him, as they signed him to a minor league deal for the rest of the season. Branyan hasn’t played..." August 30

  • Carlos Carrasco remains in 'attack mode' as Cleveland Indians beat White Sox, 3-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before Thursday night's game, manager Terry Francona talked about pitchers being in the attack mode from their first pitch of the game. He used Carlos Carrasco as an example, saying. "Carrasco has been doing that for four months to be honest with you." Carrasco did it again Thursday night,..." August 29

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