Indians Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Yan Gomes on pace to return from concussion DL on Friday

    Hardball Talk "According to Jordan Bastian of, Indians manager Terry Francona said this evening that Yan Gomes is on pace to return from the seven-day concussion disabled list for the start of a weekend series against the Royals tomorrow. Gomes suffered the concussion last Thursday against the Twins..." August 28

  • White Sox snap seven-game losing streak with win over Indians

    CSN Chicago "Once struggling for his major league life, Hector Noesi has at the least joined the conversation to be part of the 2015 White Sox rotation. The right-hander delivered seven sharp innings on Wednesday night and with the aid of Jose Abreu helped the White Sox snap a seven-game losing streak with..." August 28

  • Walters powers Indians past White Sox in 10

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 130. Opponent: White Sox. Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago. Time of day: Night. Time elapsed: 3 hours, 48..." August 27

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said it was tough call to sit Brantley, but felt the OFer needed break. With Monday off-day, gets two days to rest.

  • Cleveland Indians beat Houston, 3-2, on Jose Ramirez's walk-off single in ninth inning

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians beat Houston, 3-2, on Saturday night for their 10th walkoff victory of the season at Progressive Field. They had 11 last year. Rookie Jose Ramirez delivered the game-winner with a single past third base with one out in the ninth inning. Rookie Tyler Holt opened the inning with a..." August 24

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers trade Chris Gimenez to Cleveland Indians for future considerations.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Francona said Jason Giambi is expected to go on a rehab sometime next week so he's ready to be activated Sept. 1.He's been on DL since 6/12

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    A Ryan Raburn superfan showed up to League Park event. Speaking of Raburn, he'll begin AAA rehab assignment tonight.

  • Astros’ bats come alive in sloppy 9th inning of series-opening win over Indians

    Houston Chronicle "Whether in a bullpen session in between starts when nobody but the pitching coach, bullpen coach and bullpen catcher are watching or in the ninth inning of a tied ballgame, the little things add up to victory or defeat in the majors. Two days after he learned that he had been tipping his..." August 23

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    C Yan Gomes diagnosed with mild concussion, but feeling much better today. No 7-day DL yet. Santana emergency C for today.

  • Vargas has three hits as Twins avoid home sweep to Cleveland

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For 10 games now, Ron Gardenhire has come to the ballpark and written down the same four names atop his lineup card — Santana, Dozier, Mauer, Vargas. It’s a habit he hasn’t gotten hooked on for a long time. “It’s nice to have guys that you can just write in there every day, that you can depend..." August 22

  • Nick Swisher will miss rest of season after having surgery on both knees

    Akron Beacon Journal "Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher was scheduled for surgery on both knees late Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Swisher, who is in the second year of a four-year, $56 million contract with the Indians, has been on the 15-day disabled list with knee soreness..." August 21

  • Indians blank Twins, 5-0, on six-hitter by T.J. House, bullpen

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The last time T.J. House took the mound, rain interrupted his attempt to win his second game in the big leagues. There was no rain Wednesday night at Target Field, only zeroes as House threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Indians to a 5-0 victory over the Twins. The Tribe has won seven of..." August 21

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