Indians Rumors & News

  • 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

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Orioles ace Chris Tillman flashes old form with 7 scoreless innings

    Baltimore Sun "Chris Tillman had six days off to think about his disastrous start at Toronto. Finally, Sunday night — after his Saturday start was rained out — Tillman took the mound with a chance to put his shortest outing of the season behind him. After going just 1 1/3 innings and allowing six runs to the..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Cleveland Indians spring surprise starter on Baltimore Orioles --- RHP Toru Murata

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's a new story every day in baseball. Here's one of them. Japanese right-hander Toru Murata will make his big-league debut Sunday with the Indians when he starts the second game of a day-night doubleheader against Baltimore at Camden Yards. The doubleheader was scheduled after Saturday..." June 28

  • O's solve Corey Kluber, then reach new heights with 4-3 win over Indians

    Baltimore Sun "This year's Orioles are starting to look a lot like last season's division champions in the way they've been able to find ways to win games in the late innings. As the Orioles opened a seven-game homestand Friday night against the Cleveland Indians, they broke through against reigning American..." June 27

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Michael Bourn had his hearing Friday to appeal one-game suspension. A decision will be made by July 10.

  • Cleveland Indians tame Detroit Tigers, 8-2, to avoid series sweep

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Miguel Cabrera could do nothing but sit back and watch it all unfold. The Indians made the Tigers appear mortal in an 8-2 triumph on Wednesday. The man with the .619 batting average and 1.024 slugging percentage against Tribe pitching this year sat on the dugout bench, relegated to the role of..." June 25

  • Chris Perez suspended 50 games for drug abuse

    Hardball Talk "Chris Perez, former All-Star closer for the Indians, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession back in 2013 when a package of marijuana turned up at his house in Ohio addressed to his dog. Perez is a free agent now, having been released from the Brewers’ Triple-A team in late April. But the..." June 25

  • Tigers erupt in fifth, continue dominance of Indians

    Detroit News "It was the Tigers biggest offensive inning of the season, and maybe their most fortuitous. Six runs crossed the plate in the fifth inning Tuesday, on just four hits, and the Tigers continue their dominance of American League Central Division rival Indians. "It doesn't bother me how we score..." June 24

  • Strong relief from Hardy anchors Tigers victory

    Detroit News "It was just nine days ago that Blaine Hardy gave up two quick runs to the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park, spoiling Justin Verlander's season debut. Manager Brad Ausmus chalked it up to just "a bad day" for Hardy. Hardy has validated that assessment. In four appearances since, he has..." June 23

  • Cleveland Indians capture first walk-off win of the season in 1-0 victory against Tampa Bay

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Roberto Perez slid into home plate. The baseball beat him there. But as Perez popped out of his slide and stood up, he noticed that the baseball had squirted away from catcher Curt Casali. Perez slapped his hands together. At last, the Indians have their first walk-off win of the season. At..." June 22

  • Ramirez injured in Rays’ 4-1 win at Cleveland

    Tampa Tribune "It might have been tough to script a better storyline Saturday for Erasmo Ramirez, who took the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays on a picture-perfect northern Ohio night with countryman Dennis Martinez proudly watching from a club-level suite three stories above first base. Martinez looked on as..." June 21

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Marcum cleared waivers and accepted outright to Columbus.

  • Cabrera homers in Cleveland return to help Rays to win

    Tampa Tribune "Asdrubal Cabrera spent part of his Friday afternoon hitting ground balls to his son Meyer on the infield grass at Progressive Field, then joked a short while later that Meyer left him to hang out with his old friends in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse And by old friends, Cabrera meant Indians..." June 20

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    Zach Buchanan @azc_zachb

    Dbacks have signed former Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor-league deal and sent him to Reno.

  • Terry Francona goes to closer Cody Allen early as Indians beat Cubs, 4-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A gamble by manager Terry Francona and a big hit by rookie Giovanny Urshela paid off nicely for the Indians Thursday night at Progressive Field. Francona used closer Cody Allen with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to pitch out of trouble and Urshela singled home the winning run as the..." June 19

  • Indians agree to terms with 1st-round pick Brady Aiken

    The Score "Brady Aiken's contract negotiations were less convoluted this time around. The Cleveland Indians announced Friday they've agreed to a deal with the left-hander, 11 days after selecting him with the 17th pick in the MLB Draft. Aiken gained notoriety after he was taken first overall by the..." June 19

  • Jhoulys Chacin Opts Out Of Indians Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin has opted out of his minor league contract with the Indians, the team announced. The former Rockies rotation stalwart was surprisingly released late in Spring Training and inked a minors pact with Cleveland in April. Still just 27 years of age, Chacin pitched..." June 18

  • Cubs hit 4 HRs, score 17 runs to rout Tribe "The Cubs launched four home runs and rookie Kyle Schwarber collected four hits in his first Major League start, backing a solid outing from lefty Tsuyoshi Wada in a 17-0 rout over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Chicago's romp reached the point where the Indians used a pair..." June 18

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Bourn has been suspended 1 game for making contact with HP ump Phil Cuzzi on Tuesday. Bourn will appeal and can play tonight.

  • Shaun Marcum designated for assignment by the Indians

    Hardball Talk "Two starts ago Shaun Marcum tossed seven shutout innings, but he failed to make it out of the third inning last time out and the Indians have designated the 33-year-old right-hander for assignment. To replace him on the roster Cleveland called up journeyman right-hander Jeff Manship from..." June 18

  • Jhoulys Chacin opts out of contract with Indians

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin asked for and was granted his release by the Indians, who had been using him as a starter on their Triple-A team. Chacin showed a lot of promise early in his career with the Rockies and was a very solid starter for Colorado from 2010-2013, but he was let go during..." June 18

  • Indians beat Cubs, 6-0, behind seven scoreless innings by Trevor Bauer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The last time the Indians played at Wrigley Field everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The Indians lost three straight to the Cubs in 2009. What was supposed to be a homecoming for Cubs legend Kerry Wood turned into a disaster as Wood blew consecutive late-inning leads. The sweep..." June 17

  • Terry Francona says he peed on himself during Michael Bourn ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had some bathroom trouble during his team’s win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. It all started when Indians outfielder Michael Bourn was unhappy with a called third strike in the top of the fourth. Bourn ended up being ejected by home plate..." June 17

  • Manny Ramirez has three sons named Manny Ramirez

    Hardball Talk "This article from Paul Hoynes is not about that really — it just comes up only in passing — but it’s gonna stick with me all day: “My numbers are there,” said Ramirez. “No one is going take those away from me. To be honest with you, I don’t even think about that. My Hall of Fame is my wife, my..." June 16

  • Cubs-Indians rained out, rescheduled for Aug. 24

    CSN Chicago "Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Chicago forced the postponement of Monday night's Cubs-Indians game, which will be made up Aug. 24 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will push their rotation back a day, with Jake Arrieta slated to start Tuesday against Cleveland and Tsuyoshi Wada Wednesday at..." June 15

  • Cabrera clubs Kluber again; Tigers storm past Indians

    Detroit News "At least Corey Kluber has a sense of humor about it. Asked how he pitches to Miguel Cabrera, he deadpanned, "You are asking the wrong guy." Probably so. Kluber, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, gave up a 450-foot home run into the second row of shrubbery in center..." June 15

  • Indians revitalize left side with two rookie promotions

    The Outside Corner "There has been no question that the Indians have been one of the worst defensive teams in baseball over the past few seasons. In fact, it may have been the largest reason why they were kept out of the playoffs in 2014. According to, there was almost a 139 run difference between the..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Swisher on DL with left knee inflammation.

  • Cody Allen notches four-out save as Cleveland Indians hang on to defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-4

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Everyone in the ballpark was aware. The two hits the Tigers tallied in the eighth inning meant little on the scoreboard. They did, however, ensure that Miguel Cabrera would approach the batter's box in the ninth. Cody Allen completed his warm-up pitches as "Eye of the Tiger" blared at Comerica..." June 14

  • Indians to promote top prospect Francisco Lindor, will join team Sunday

    The Score "Baseball just got a little younger. Hours after the Minnesota Twins promoted top prospect Byron Buxton, the Cleveland Indians jumped on the bandwagon, announcing they'll call up their own top prospect, Francisco Lindor. Lindor,'s No. 3 overall prospect, is expected to join the club..." June 14

  • Tigers' Cabrera, Price overpower Indians

    Detroit News "David Price and Cleveland's Danny Salazar were locked in a pitchers' duel Friday that left both lineups looking silly. Salazar made the first costly mistake, which Miguel Cabrera crushed off the camera well in center field giving the Tigers a lead. But Price kept pitching flawlessly,..." June 13

  • Inside Baseball: Top 40 trade candidates for this MLB trade season

    CBS Sports "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13

  • Giovanny Urshela blasts first career home run, Shaun Marcum pitches Cleveland Indians to 6-0 victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Giovanny Urshela pointed to the sky, clapped his hands and stepped on home plate. The baseball he launched to left field caromed off of the railing atop the wall and bounced back onto the outfield grass. Carlos Santana popped out of the dugout to retrieve it for the rookie. Two innings after..." June 12

  • One swing from Kyle Seager gets Mariners rolling to big 9-3 victory in Cleveland

    Seattle Times "Entering Wednesday, the Mariners hadn’t scored more than three runs in a game since May 27, a span of 13 games. It’s a team-record streak of offensive futility, and the longest in the American League since 1972. Wednesday night, in the third inning of a scoreless game at Progressive Field, Kyle..." June 11

  • Mariners eke out a 3-2 victory, but Nelson Cruz leaves with back spasms

    Seattle Times "It was another ironic moment in a Mariners season that has seen its fair share of them. Just as Seattle’s bats began to stir out of their prolonged slumber — against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, no less — the team turned and watched its biggest bat of all disappear down the tunnel toward the..." June 10

  • Indians take ambidextrous pitcher Ryan Perez in 12th round

    CBS Sports "When bi-handed pitcher Pat Venditte made his debut with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, he became the first switch-pitcher in the majors in 20 years. With nobody coming up in the minors behind him, Venditte looked to be a one-man revolution. But now, there is another. The Cleveland Indians..." June 10

  • Apple CEO says company paying Indians' bullpen 'ransom'

    ESPN "Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company will pick up the tab and pay the "ransom" demanded by the Indians bullpen for a home run ball. When Indians slugger Brandon Moss hit his 100th career home run last week in Kansas City, the ball landed in the visitors bullpen at Kauffman Stadium. Moss was then..." June 09

  • Norris returns with a win as Orioles dominate Indians

    CSN Baltimore "In his first start in four weeks, Bud Norris allowed one run in five innings to lead the Orioles to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Travis Snider drove in two runs, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Jimmy Paredes and Matt Wieters each had two hits. Norris (2-3) won his first game..." June 08

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Brady Aiken to the Indians at 17. Boom.

  • Indians demote third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Another big shakeup in Cleveland’s infield, as the Indians have demoted starting third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A on the heels of doing the same with starting shortstop Jose Ramirez. Chisenhall had a big first half last season, hitting .332 with a .915 OPS in 79 games to make a lot..." June 08