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
SI.com "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
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
#Indians sign C Brett Hayes and corner-OF/1B Jerry Sands, a potential RH power source for LH-heavy lineup. Both minor league deals.
Forbes.com "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
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
word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios
word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios
Indians-A's deal for Brandon Moss (one way or the other) should reach conclusion Friday.
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
indians, royals, rangers taking a look at kendrys morales. mariners, jays among other possibilities.
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
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
MLB.com "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
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
Sources: #Indians exploring wide range of options, including a trade of Swisher for another player with an inflated contract.
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
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
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
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
MLB.com "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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
T.J. House, not Danny Salazar, will start Sunday's game vs. Rays. Indians feel Salazar has pitched enough this year.
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
Indians now have 1,429 strikeouts -- most in a single season by a pitching staff.
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 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
MLB.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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