Indians Rumors & News

  • Salazar getting chance to reclaim rotation spot "When right-hander Danny Salazar takes the mound for the Indians on Saturday, it will not be a spot start. Cleveland is hoping that Salazar makes the most of his opportunity and resumes his previous role as a fixture in the starting rotation. "I have to show them that I've been working hard,"..." April 18

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Carrasco threw 35-pitch bullpen today, looked/felt fine, per pitching coach Callaway. Said pitcher's jaw is still sore, mostly while eating.

  • Minnesota Twins win on Trevor Plouffe's walk-off home run against Indians

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The ball left Trevor Plouffe's bat and soared high into the Friday night lights. Instantly, the Twins third baseman could feel a weight lift off his shoulders. Before rounding the bases with a walk-off homer in the 11th inning of a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, Plouffe turned..." April 18

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    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Today's Lineup vs. MIN - 4/17 Brantley back in there at DH tonight.

  • Indians end four-game losing streak with 4-2 win over White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the last day of their first homestand of the season, the Indians did something different. They won a game. After four straight losses, the Indians beat the White Sox, 4-2, Wednesday at Progressive Field for just their third victory of the season. The four-game losing streak to start the home..." April 16

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Typo in last tweet. Rotation in Minny will be Kluber (Fri), Salazar (Sat), House (Sun)

  • Jose Quintana, bullpen lead White Sox to third straight win

    CSN Chicago "The offspeed stuff wasn’t there and his pitch count soared but Jose Quintana had run support and a hot bullpen at his manager’s disposal. The starting pitcher and catcher Tyler Flowers quickly changed strategies and did enough to pass the baton as the White Sox downed the Cleveland Indians 4-1..." April 15

  • Carlos Carrasco carted off in first inning after taking liner to face "Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was carted off the field in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive back to the mound, connecting with the left side of the pitcher's face. The ball appeared to have nicked..." April 15

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    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    CARRASCO UPDATE: Carrasco's jaw is sore on both sides and he will be pushed back a day. He will start in Chicago on Monday vs. the Sox.

  • Nick Swisher could start rehab assigment next week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Nick Swisher could begin a rehab assignment with one of the Indians' minor league teams next week. Swisher, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on both knees, has been playing games in extended spring training since last week. "He could start a rehab assignment potentially sometime as early..." April 14

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    4/14 @Indians lineup vs CWS Bourn CF Aviles 3B Kipnis 2B Santana 1B Sands LF Moss RF Raburn DH Perez C Ramirez SS Carrasco P

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians: Carrasco being treated for a jaw contusion. No symptoms of concussion or head injury at this point.

  • Indians call up Brett Hayes, designate Shaun Marcum, sign Jhoulys Chacin "The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster: Purchased the contract of C Brett Hayes (#12) from the AAA Columbus Clippers. Designated RHP Shaun Marcum for assignment. Hayes, 31, hit .333 (9-27) this spring with 4 runs, 3 home runs..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Tigers' clutch ways shine through in 5th victory

    Detroit News "The Tigers' 9-6 win over AL Central Division rival Indians Saturday was a beauty. It had all the twists and turns, subplots, and heroes — unlikely and likely — you could want for the fifth game of the season. Yet, when the dust settled, the Tigers remain undefeated in the young season, and in..." April 13

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians say Gomes is out 6-8 weeks with moderate MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain.

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Santana only the backup for today. Hayes will be here Tuesday. Another 40-man move will be needed.

  • Indians catcher Yan Gomes goes on 15-day disabled list with sprained right knee

    Brandon Sun "The Indians have placed catcher Yan Gomes on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Gomes was injured in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to Detroit when his leg was jolted by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis on a hard slide into home plate. Gomes was extended making the catch on..." April 12

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: right knee sprain for Gomes. MRI Sunday morning. Team will know more after that.

  • Tigers' clutch ways shine through in victory over Indians

    Detroit News "The Tigers' 9-6 win over AL Central Division rival Indians Saturday was a beauty. It had all the twists and turns, subplots, and heroes — unlikely and likely — you could want for the fifth game of the season. Yet, when the dust settled, the Tigers remain undefeated in the young season, and in..." April 12

  • Tigers spoil Opening Day in Cleveland, beat Indians 8-4

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers continue to beat up on American League Central foes. After completing a three-game sweep of the Twins in Detroit, the Tigers pounded out 13 hits and five runs off Indians starter Zach McAllister on a windy afternoon today at Progressive Field, going on to beat the Indians,..." April 11

  • Former MLB player Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

    Larry Brown Sports "Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Indians denied no-hitter with one out in ninth; beat Houston, 5-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians were two outs away from the first combined no-hitter in franchise history Thursday when Jed Lowrie ruined it with a long homer to left field with one out in the ninth inning. So instead of a history-making event, the Indians settled for ordinary regular-season victory as they beat..." April 10

  • Righty Carlos Carrasco, two homers carry Indians to victory over Astros

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched superbly and Carlos Santana and Mike Aviles homered as the Indians defeated the Astros, 2-0, Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Here is a capsule look at the game after a dvr review of the Fox SportsTime Ohio telecast: On the board: The Indians..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • The financial significance of the Indians' new long-term contracts

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco has had quite a stretch. A little more than a week ago, his wife gave birth to a daughter, Emma Victoria. On Tuesday, the Indians announced a new four-year contract that could keep Carrasco in Cleveland through the 2020 season. "My daughter and a new contract," Carrasco said...." April 08

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Brantley scratched from tonight's lineup with lower back stiffness. He's day to day. Missed some time with same issue in the spring.

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Official: Indians sign RHP Carlos Carrasco to a four-year extension (2015-18) with two team options. Details:

  • Dallas Keuchel, Astros blank Indians in opening day pitchers’ duel

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’ 2-0 win on opening day was all about three players: Dallas Keuchel, George Springer and Jose Altuve. What may be confusing is how a game that was all about three players could be about so many others too. But it was, and that’s how thoroughly well the Astros played against the..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • Indians sign RHP Carrasco to long-term deal

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Indians have signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco to a four-year major-league contract, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is worth a reported $22 million and will keep Carrasco in Cleveland through the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020. The two sides avoided..." April 07

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • Indians, Kluber strike 5-year deal "Indians ace Corey Kluber is scheduled to make his first Opening Day start on Monday against the Astros. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner is expected to take the mound at Minute Maid Park with a new contract on the books. On Saturday night, confirmed that Cleveland has..." April 06

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Hearing Kluber's 5 guaranteed years include the 2015 season. So, keeps him through 1 FA year, has club options for next 2 FA ('20, '21).

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Talks progressing between #Indians, Kluber.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Indians in agreement with Carrasco on extension, pending physical. Carrasco was set to earn $2.337M in first of three arb years.

  • Indians working on a deal with P Carlos Carrasco

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Indians are working on a deal with pitcher Carlos Carrasco, according to Carrasco, 28, started two games for the Indians this spring, posting an ERA of 2.70 with four strikeouts and two walks. " April 05

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    RHP Josh Tomlin to undergo arthroscopic debridement of AC joint in throwing shoulder on Wednesday. Out 3-4 months.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Indians, Kluber still talking extension. Some progress, but difficult to predict whether deal gets done by Opening Day.

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Trevor Bauer ready to see if spring success carries into season "With the regular season only one week away, Indians manager Terry Francona is excited about a potential breakout year for starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. Bauer has come on strong toward the end of Spring Training, even though his numbers don't tell the whole story. The right-hander has been..." March 31

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Shaun Marcum says he'll report to Class AAA Columbus. Still in big league camp.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    TJ House will be #Indians 5th starter and Zach McAllister will start home opener in Game 4, Francona says

  • Danny Salazar sent down again

    Columbus Dispatch "The Cleveland Indians optioned Danny Salazar to the Clippers yesterday. Salazar had been in the running to win one of two open spots in Cleveland’s rotation, but the right-hander has struggled this spring. With Salazar gone, T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin are vying for the..." March 28

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians have told Bruce Chen, Scott Downs and Shaun Marcum that they won't make team, but can stay in camp.

  • Corey Kluber, Indians 'not close' in contract talks after meeting "Cy Young-winner Corey Kluber and the Indians were said to be "not close" to finding common ground on a long-term deal when Kluber's agent and team higher-ups met in Goodyear, Ariz., last week, people familiar with the talks said. Kluber's agent, B.B. Abbott, declined comment on the meetings, or..." March 24

  • Francona aims to have roster decisions settled soon "In his previous two springs as the Indians manager, Terry Francona announced his Opening Day roster several days before the end of camp. Francona will likely follow the same approach for this year's round of roster decisions. "The sooner, the better -- always," Francona said on Monday. "In..." March 23