Indians Rumors & News

  • 7h
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Cabrera could be back in lineup Saturday, but that might be optimistic. Aiming for return this weekend. Increased activity today.

  • Indians receive extra draft pick for 2015 via competitive balance lottery

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians will have at least one extra pick in the 2015 draft after winning the sixth overall choice in the competitive balance lottery that was conducted on Wednesday. The competitive balance lottery gives the 10 teams with the lowest revenues in the smallest markets a chance to get one of..." July 24

  • Swarzak strong in spot start, Twins top Cleveland

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Anthony Swarzak has been begging for a start for the nearly two years since his last one. So much so, that it became a running joke in the clubhouse and a source of friendly teammate teasing. The Twins righthander probably wasn’t expecting to have the last laugh in the form of a notice that he..." July 24

  • Indians beat Twins, 8-2, on Danny Salazar's arm, Carlos Santana's bat

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have made a habit of scoring in the late innings this season and they did it again Tuesday night at Target Field with a big ninth inning against veteran reliever Matt Guerrier. Yet it was the runs they scored early that secured a victory for Danny Salazar in his return to the big..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Willingham's homer in eighth powers Twins over Cleveland

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In the end it worked out, with Twins outfielder Josh Willingham lining a home run in the eighth inning Monday night to propel the Twins to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland and snap their three-game losing streak. The only unfortunate thing was that lefthander Kris Johnson was leaving Target Field..." July 22

  • Jason Kipnis will be limited by oblique injury for rest of season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis was named American League Player of the Week on Monday for the damage he did to Detroit over the weekend, but of more concern to the Indians' second baseman are the daily adjustments in his swing that he has to make because of his right oblique muscle. Kipnis spent a month on the..." July 22

  • Danny Salazar will return to the major leagues on Tuesday

    Hardball Talk " beat writer Jordan Bastian confirms that the Indians will recall right-hander Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus to start Tuesday night against the Twins at Minneapolis’ Target Field. Salazar opened the 2014 regular season as a member of Cleveland’s starting rotation but was optioned..." July 20

  • Cleveland Indians complete day-night DH sweep of Detroit Tigers on Carlos Santana's 3-run double

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have their own version of pick your poison. The Tigers intentionally walked All-Star Michael Brantley to load the bases with two out Satuday night to face free-swinging Carlos Santana and paid the price. Santana lined a three-run double off the right field wall against closer Joe..." July 20

  • Corey Kluber, Indians, relentless offense beat Detroit Tigers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Several "low-stress' days last week at a New Hampshire lake agreed with Corey Kluber. Kluber, looking refreshed from a grueling first half, dove into the post All-Star schedule Saturday with 8 2/3 splendid innings as the Indians beat Detroit, 6-2, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader..." July 20

  • Giants targeting Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera, Mike Aviles

    Hardball Talk "The Giants, in need of infield help, have been considering shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and utilityman Mike Aviles as trade options, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The Giants recently got Marco Scutaro back from the disabled list, but he has played in just one game since being activated on..." July 20

  • Cleveland Indians score seven in seventh to pound Detroit Tigers, 9-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis didn't do it once, he did it twice. Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera keyed a seven-run seventh inning Friday night with consecutive homers as the Indians beat Detroit, 9-3, to open the figurative second half of the season in style at Comerica Park. Kipnis, homerless since April 21,..." July 19

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Indians demote Zach McAllister to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Zach McAllister‘s return to Cleveland lasted all of three days, as the Indians have optioned the right-hander back to Triple-A after he tossed seven innings of three-run ball versus the White Sox on Saturday. Even with the decent outing over the weekend McAllister has a 5.63 ERA in 11 starts..." July 15

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • 10d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 10d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • 11d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels trade Nick Maronde to the Indians for cash considerations. Maronde had been DFA'd this week.

  • Slumping 2nd baseman gives White Sox nice cushion in 9th for 6-2 victory over Indians

    Chicago Tribune "Trade talk has followed White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham for the better part of a year, growing stronger as the club's infield prospects work their way further into major league consideration. With the July 31 trade deadline less than three weeks away, Beckham, of course, would like to..." July 13

  • 12d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    LF Chris Dickerson, who has been hot since being acquired from Tribe earlier this week, not in lineup because of tight hamstring.

  • Cleveland Indians dunk Chicago White Sox, 7-4

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On a day when LeBron James brought back his talents to the North Coast, the Indians kept the positive news flowing on the area's pro sports scene with a strong performance. Nick Swisher hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning as the Indians defeated the White Sox, 7-4, Friday night..." July 12

  • Cleveland Indians rally late to beat New York Yankees, 9-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Don't be surprised if there's a run on Asdrubal Cabrera's bats over the next few days among his teammates. There seems to be magic in that wood. Cabrera hit a three-run triple and Roberto Perez, using one of Cabrera's bats, hit a two-run homer in his big league debut Thursday night as the..." July 11

  • Ellsbury’s home run delivers 14-inning Yankees win over Indians

    New York Daily News "At least the Yankees had something to smile about Wednesday. Hours after learning that Masahiro Tanaka was headed for the disabled list with a right elbow injury, Jacoby Ellsbury launched a solo home run in the 14th inning to lift the Yankees to a 5-4 win over the Indians at Progressive..." July 10

  • Bauer and Brantley help power Indians past Yankees, 5-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Yankees in the second of a four-game series Tuesday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 89. Opponent: Yankees. Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland. Time of day: Night. Time elapsed: 2 hours, 55..." July 09

  • How Michael Brantley made the Indians winners of the CC Sabathia trade

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A gentleman's agreement permitted the Indians to acquire Michael Brantley six years ago. The handshake arrangement -- and a dash of luck -- prevented Cleveland from completely whiffing in the trade that sent Cy Young Award-winning pitcher CC Sabathia to Milwaukee in 2008. Matt LaPorta signed..." July 09

  • Shane Greene picks up win in MLB debut, Dellin Betances gets first career save as Yankees top Indians, 5-3

    New York Daily News "Have the Yankees found an answer to their rotation woes? It’s far too early to call Shane Greene anything more than a one-hit wonder, but the young righthander looked impressive in his first career start, leading the Yankees to a 5-3 win over the Indians on a rainy Monday night at Progressive..." July 08

  • Michael Bourn out 3-4 weeks with hamstring injury "The Indians have placed center fielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list due to a "mild to moderate" hamstring strain, which was revealed by an MRI. The club has announced that he's expected to miss three to four weeks. As a corresponding move, the Indians have called up outfilelder..." July 07

  • Corey Kluber-fueled Cleveland Indians defeat Kansas City Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians trail the first-place Detroit Tigers by 6.0 games in the AL Central. The Tigers (48-37) lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-3, Sunday night at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Tigers lost the final three of the four-game series. The Tigers are off Monday; the Indians begin a four-game..." July 07

  • 18d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Bourn (hamstring) to 15-day DL. OF Tyler Holt up from Triple-A. Bourn scheduled for MRI later today.

  • Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City, 7-3, in T.J. House's first big league victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "T.J. House's first big league victory came with all the perks: four game balls, the game's lineup card, plenty of text messages from home and. . . wait for it. . .a beer shower from his teammates. "I'll take one of those every time I pitch if it means the team wins," said House. The details..." July 06

  • Christian Colon, Mike Moustakas back Yordano Ventura in Royals’ 7-1 victory over Cleveland

    Kansas City Star "Christian Colon heard the news around 5:45 p.m., a few hours before Friday’s 7-1 Royals’ victory. He was walking off the field after scooping groundballs before the game when Royals manager Ned Yost pulled him aside. Colon, Yost explained, would start at second base. When Omar Infante suffered..." July 05

  • 20d
    Cleveland Indians @tribeinsider

    RHP Travis Banwart placed on the Temporarily Inactive List at Columbus due to a pending deal with SK Wyverns in Korea.

  • Cleveland Indians rebound to thump Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second of a three-game series Tuesday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 83. Opponent: Dodgers. Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Time of day: Night. Time elapsed: 3 hours, 21..." July 02

  • Dodgers lean on pitching in 1-0 win over Indians

    Los Angeles Times "ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren allowed only two baserunners in seven innings. He walked David Murphy and gave up an infield hit to Michael Bourn in the third inning, but nothing else. "That's the best I've thrown the ball this year," said Haren, who is unbeaten in his last five starts. The game was the..." July 01

  • Justin Masterson cleared to face Dodgers on Tuesday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians saw what they needed to see Saturday from Justin Masterson in his bullpen session. Masterson's next stop will be the mound at Dodger Stadium for Tuesday night's game against Josh Beckett. "He's all set for Tuesday," said manager Terry Francona. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway..." June 29

  • Josh Tomlin strikes out 11, allows one hit as Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 5-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before he took the mound at Safeco Field on Saturday night, Josh Tomlin wasn't pitching like Josh Tomlin. The Little Cowboy had been knocked around by Detroit and Arizona. Saturday night Tomlin didn't exactly pitch like himself either. Not if you call throwing the best game in his career a..." June 29

  • Mariners get past Cleveland on Chavez’s homer

    Seattle Times "The 28,084 at Safeco Field on Friday night saw the twin oddities of a 7-6-3 double play and an Endy Chavez home run. They also saw something that for a time this year might have seemed unusual but is now beginning to become the norm — another Mariner win. Chavez hit his first home run since..." June 28

  • Indians' Masterson scratched from Sunday start with lingering knee pain "Indians right-hander Justin Masterson will not make his scheduled start against the Mariners on Sunday because of lingering right knee soreness. As Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, this is not a recent malady: He said he's been dealing with it since his second start of the..." June 27

  • Indians beat Arizona, 6-1, behind Corey Kluber's arm and strong offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The theory behind the Indians' offense is to get as much production from as many spots in the lineup as possible. No dead spots, please. It's one thing not to have Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the lineup, but that's no reason to neglect the other eight spots. Indians fans are painfully..." June 26

  • Diamondbacks defeat Indians on walkoff in extras

    Arizona Republic "It took 14 innings, but the Arizona Diamondbacks were finally able to put the Cleveland Indians away, winning 9-8 on Aaron Hill's walkoff hit in front of 20,945 at Chase Field on Tuesday. The two teams were knotted at 8-8 from the 11th until Hill's game-ending hit. Arizona had used up its bench..." June 25

  • Native American group planning $9 billion lawsuit against the Indians "A Native American group is planning to file a $9 billion federal lawsuit against the Cleveland Indians and their "offensive" Chief Wahoo logo, according to CBS Cleveland. The suit is expected to be filed next month. Here's more from CBS Cleveland: Robert Roche, a Chiricahua Apache and..." June 25

  • Tigers turn tables on Indians with series sweep

    Detroit News "When they pulled into their team hotel Thursday, the Tigers were staring down Ontario Street at an Indians team flush with thoughts of clobbering a Detroit club that had taken its share of drubbings during the past six weeks. But this is baseball. And this is the American League Central..." June 23

  • Detroit 5, Cleveland 4 (10 innings): Tigers rally in extras after Joe Nathan blows another save

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander pitched much better. Phil Coke maybe pitched the best he has all season for the Tigers. Coke gave up one hit with three strikeouts in the 10th to earn his first save of the season in a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday night. Coke struck out left-handed hitters..." June 22

  • Tigers power past Indians; Detroit back in first place

    Detroit News "Now, it’s a winning streak. The Tigers, who last month began at Progressive Field a nearly six-week stretch of stumbling and bungling, instead carved out a second consecutive victory Friday when they bested the Indians, 6-4, thanks to some long-ball crunch from the muscular Martinezes, Victor..." June 21

  • Nick Swisher, Indians slam Angels, 5-3, in 10th inning

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thursday did not begin well for Nick Swisher. It took him nearly 50 minutes to drive from the West Side to Progressive Field for a 12:05 p.m. game because of rain and a snarl of traffic. Once the game started, Swisher struck out three straight times before hitting a fly ball to center that he..." June 20

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20

  • The union does not plan on pushing for or agreeing to a smokeless tobacco ban

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20

  • Angels topple the Indians, 9-3

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The score was tied, 2-2, in the fifth inning when Mike Trout, after fouling off three 1-and-2 pitches and taking a ball from right-hander Josh Tomlin, poked an opposite-field, three-run home run off the top of the right-field wall to cap a four-run inning and give the Angels a 5-2..." June 18

  • 36d
    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Roster move RHP Zach McAllister activated from 15-day DL LHP Josh Outman designated for assignment

  • Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco save the bullpen, lift the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Angels

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer sauntered toward the dugout with his head down. He reached the top step, looked up and slapped hands with Mickey Callaway. The Indians asked a lot of Bauer on Monday. He raised his right arm again and again in order to heave a career-high 119 pitches, more than any Tribe starter..." June 17

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