Indians Rumors & News

  • 13h
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins scouts have been in Cleveland looking at pitching -- Salazar, Carrasco?

  • Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales help Royals punish Indians, 9-4

    Kansas City Star "A strange sound emanated from the Kansas City clubhouse on Monday evening: Silence. There was no music, little chatter and scant signs of excitement after a 9-4 drubbing of the Indians. Lorenzo Cain gazed at his phone. A few others picked at their postgame meals. Eric Hosmer rose up from his seat..." July 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    David Murphy to #Angels, per @MikeDiGiovanna. Platoon partner for Victorino. No CarGo, Jay Bruce for LAA.

  • Carlos Rodon, White Sox complete 4-game sweep of Indians

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Jose Quintana was shutting out the Indians Friday, White Sox pitching coach went over to rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon and pointed to Quintana’s 2-to-1 stikes to walks ratio. “Look up on the board, Rodon, look at the strikes to balls, it’s 2-to-1,’’ Cooper said. “If you ever get 2-to-1,..." July 27

  • Brewers' Gomez drawing interest from contenders, non-contenders

    Fox Sports "Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is one of the most intriguing players on the trade market – a right-handed hitter who is affordable and under club control through next season. Not surprisingly, Gomez is drawing interest -- and not only from teams in obvious contention. The Rangers and..." July 27

  • Blue Jays' deal for Carlos Carrasco 'fell apart at the finish line'

    MLB Daily Dish "The Blue Jays and Indians are believed to have come close on a deal that would have sent Carlos Carrasco to Toronto, a baseball source has confirmed. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reported on Sunday that the teams came close to a trade that ultimately "fell apart near the finish line". Davidi..." July 27

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Indians DH/OF David Murphy drawing interest from #Angels, among other teams, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports

  • White Sox, Sale breeze to third straight win over Indians

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jeff Samardzija said it helped him relax. Jose Quintana described it as “unbelievable.” Chris Sale said “you can say enough about how that settles me in.’’ This unheard of sensation White Sox pitchers spoke of is run support, which in victories of 8-1 (Samardzija on Thursday), 6-0..." July 26

  • Everything finally goes right for Jose Quintana in White Sox win over Indians

    CSN Chicago "Jose Quintana probably would like to bottle up everything he felt in Friday night’s 6-0 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Not only did the White Sox pitcher finally get some well-deserved run support, he also earned the first complete game and shutout of his career. Quintana..." July 25

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Indians, though, not inclined to move a starter; would need huge return. #BlueJays made big push for Carrasco. Didn’t get done.

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    Zack Meisel @ZackMeisel

    Indians reliever Nick Hagadone underwent season-ending surgery on his fractured elbow today. Expected to miss 6-9 months.

  • Samardzija helps his cause, and White Sox too in win over Indians

    Chicago Sun-Times "While Jeff Samardzija stayed hot with eight smooth innings of one-run ball in the White Sox’ 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Thursday, there was no getting around that it could have been the right-hander’s last game in a White Sox uniform. Starting pitchers are in demand at the trade..." July 24

  • Indians Listening On Starters; Discussed Carrasco With Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians may be more willing to listen to trade scenarios regarding their controllable pitching than they have indicated publicly, according to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). In particular, they’ve spoken with the Blue Jays regarding righty Carlos Carrasco. " July 24

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    Zack Meisel @ZackMeisel

    Indians reliever Nick Hagadone underwent season-ending surgery on his fractured elbow today. Expected to miss 6-9 months.

  • Michael Brantley comes through in the clutch in win over Brewers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Under different conditions Michael Brantley could have been playing against the Indians instead of with them Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Brantley with their seventh pick in 2005. Three years later they sent him to the Indians as the player to be named in..." July 23

  • Matt Garza returns to help Brewers keep hot streak alive

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When you've won 17 of 23 games, you can allow yourself to be a bit more optimistic. But how crazy is it to think the Milwaukee Brewers could climb at least into the wild-card race in the National League? "I've seen crazier things," said right-hander Matt Garza, who was on a 2006 Minnesota..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • GM Chris Antonetti has no interest in trading Cleveland Indians starting pitchers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Chris Antonetti, like most general managers at this time of the season, would like to do something bold with the July 31st trading deadline 11 days away. Unfortunately, the Indians haven't played well enough to bring the daredevil out in him. After opening the second half by taking two out of..." July 21

  • Cleveland Indians use free passes to slip by Cincinnati Reds, 5-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Yan Gomes watched Pedro Villarreal's offering sail below the strike zone. Once again, the Indians had the bases loaded and a three-ball count on their batter. Once again, the Reds gift-wrapped the Tribe a go-ahead run. If the Indians' hitters broke a sweat on Sunday, blame it on the..." July 20

  • Tribe made sure Trevor Bauer's irregular break was as regular as possible

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer didn't want to make excuses for Friday's truncated outing. The right-hander lasted only four innings against the Reds, as he surrendered five runs on seven hits. In the Tribe's first game following the All-Star break, Bauer was far from sharp. And he cited the break as a reason..." July 19

  • Cleveland Indians back Corey Kluber with offensive outburst in 9-4 victory against Cincinnati Reds

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Maybe the tides have finally shifted in the Indians' favor. After all, there won't be a full moon until the end of the month. It will be a blue moon, in fact. And though there was no such lunar display above Great American Ball Park on Saturday, the Indians did what they do once in a blue..." July 19

  • Reds, Leake get off to a good start with win over Indians

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake’s trade value went up a notch or two with another solid start Friday. Leake went six innings and allowed one run on four hits in the Reds’ 6-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians before a crowd 38,982 on a rainy night at Great American Ball Park. Leake knows each start from here on..." July 18

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month

    MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

  • 4 trade deadline targets who could fit for the Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians might stand pat at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. They might sell off a few spare parts. They might wait until August and attempt to make a waiver deal. If they choose to add a player, they would prefer a bat signed past this season. The question, of course, with any..." July 16

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14

  • Gray tosses shutout in A's win over Indians

    CSN Bay Area "Before they boarded a bus bound for Cincinnati, Sonny Gray and Stephen Vogt had some unfinished business. The A’s duo will make their share of memories as they take part in their first All-Star Game, but Sunday turned out pretty special itself. Gray fired his third career shutout in a 2-0..." July 13

  • Yost, Bochy reveal starting lineups for MLB All-Star Game

    The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13

  • Braves, Indians discussed swapping Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson

    Fox Sports "Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details..." July 13

  • Butler's RBI double lifts A's over Indians

    CSN Bay Area "At long last the A’s celebrated Saturday night, but their route to victory is not recommended for a manager’s sanity. It took three pitching changes from Bob Melvin in the eighth inning, then a four-out effort from closer Tyler Clippard before Oakland’s 5-4 victory over the Indians was safely..." July 12

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    Ryan Lewis @RyanLewisABJ

    Aviles is tending to his daughter, Adriana, at the Cleveland Clinic. Jose Ramirez will be with the team for the next two games at least.

  • Danny Salazar, bases-loaded walks work wonders for Cleveland Indians in 5-1 victory over A's

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A bases-loaded walk leaves a pitcher and his defense feeling helpless. It leaves an offense feeling as though it was granted a gift. On Friday night, Drew Pomeranz played the role of Santa Claus. The Athletics southpaw -- and former Indians prospect -- entered with the bases loaded in the..." July 11

  • Cleveland Indians, Cody Anderson cut down Houston Astros, 3-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona said Cody Anderson made a mistake in his off-season training program following the 2013 season. "He's always worked hard, but he was kind of like the lumberjack swinging the ax," said Francona. "He was kind of bulky and didn't have a lot of flexibility." Anderson..." July 10

  • David Murphy's double makes Trevor Bauer, Indians 4-2 winners over Houston

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona rode the hot bat of David Murphy to victory Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Murphy's two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Indians a 4-2 victory over AL West-leading Houston. The Indians lead the four-game series, 2-1. Houston had lefty Joe Thatcher on the..." July 09

  • Indians do just enough to give Corey Kluber 2-0 victory over Astros

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians didn't do anything different Tuesday night for Corey Kluber. In fact, they did less. Kluber and the bullpen, however, took matters into their own hands. Kluber threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the bullpen did the rest in the Indians' 2-0 victory over Houston at Progressive Field...." July 08

  • Birthday boy Preston Tucker leads hit parade as Astros top Indians

    Houston Chronicle "Outfielder Preston Tucker’s 25th birthday Monday came with a career-high four hits, including one of two Astros home runs as they returned to the formula that’s been their most effective all season in a 9-4 win over the Indians. Go deep, and go deep a lot. Tucker’s fourth inning shot and..." July 07

  • Pirates use big inning to defeat Indians, 5-3, as Cole gets his 12th win

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole is the Pirates ace and one of the best pitchers in baseball, but in this particular game he needed a little lift from his offense to secure another win. But that doesn’t mean Cole wasn’t very good, again, because he was, it just took him a few innings to really find his best stuff,..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Locke pitches 8 scoreless innings as Pirates edge Indians

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jeff Locke was so good Saturday, he made Pirates manager Clint Hurdle second-guess himself. Over eight innings, Locke tossed the finest outing of his Pirates career. The left-hander faced 25 batters — one over the minimum, thanks to two double plays — and held the Cleveland Indians to two..." July 05

  • Indians Trevor Bauer flies drone, mimics teammates, then stymies Pirates in 5-2 victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer had himself a casual Friday. He flew his drone above the seats at PNC Park. He used the device to snap photos of the field and its breathtaking backdrop of the Allegheny River and the Roberto Clemente Bridge. He impersonated a few of his teammates as he drew a nine-pitch walk. He..." July 04

  • Mike Aviles' homer gives Indians 5-4 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thursday was another good day for the Indians' starting rotation, but not as good as the previous three at Tropicana Field. Was that because Corey Kluber was on the mound? Perhaps because the baseball gods continued to frown on last year's Cy Young winner. Kluber struck out 14 over eight..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Michael Bourn wi serve one game suspension on Thursday vs Rays.

  • Carlos Carrasco comes within one strike of no-hitter in Indians' 8-1 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Three might be company, but not when it comes to chasing history. After watching teammates Cody Anderson and Danny Salazar flirt with no-hitters Monday and Tuesday nights, Carlos Carrasco nearly closed the deal Wednesday before allowing a two-out, two-strike single to Joey Butler in the ninth..." July 02

  • Cleveland Indians use Danny Salazar's arm, power bats to beat Tampa Bay, 6-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Great starting pitching and homers; is there any better combination in baseball? The Indians will answer a resounding no after the way the first two games of this four-game set have gone against the Rays at Tropicana Field. For the second straight night an Indians pitcher, take a bow Danny..." July 01

  • United Church of Christ delivering petitions to Indians calling for name, logo change

    Akron Beacon Journal "The United Church of Christ is delivering petitions signed by more than 1,000 people to the Cleveland Indians’ offices today calling for a team name change and the disbandment of the Chief Wahoo logo. The UCC is taking action in partnership with the UCC Council for American Indian Ministries..." June 30

  • Cody Anderson flirts with perfection in Cleveland Indians' 7-1 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Anderson met Grady Sizemore on Monday night at Tropicana Field. Anderson will probably remember the meeting longer than Sizemore. Anderson was making serious headway toward not only a no-hitter, but a perfect game when Sizemore ruined it with a one-out homer in the seventh inning...." June 30