Indians Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

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

  • 2d
    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

  • 7d
    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

  • When Nick Swisher returns it will be as an outfielder-DH

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Nick Swisher rejoins the Indians, and no one is sure when that will be, it will most likely be as an outfielder and designated hitter because first base would put too much stress on his surgically-repaired knees. "By his own admission, I think he thought first base would be best on his..." March 22

  • 10d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Jason Kipnis (back) will miss Sat and Sun.'s games. That will be four straight games. Cld go to minors nxt week and get several abs.

  • Nick Swisher's first trip around bases for Indians felt "good, not great"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's still unclear if Nick Swisher's knees are going to be sound enough to make the Indians' opening day roster on April 6, but he ran the bases Tuesday for the first time since the start of spring training. "It's a big step," said manager Terry Francona. Said Swisher, "It felt good, not..." March 18

  • Floyd faces elbow surgery "The Indians took a risk on Gavin Floyd this year, holding out hope that he could provide a veteran presence in the middle of the rotation. Risk won out, and Cleveland is now facing the reality that Floyd might miss the entire season. On Monday, the Indians announced that Floyd is scheduled to..." March 16

  • American League Central preview: White Sox join the party for division title "The American League Central sets up as a four team race with the Chicago White Sox projected to jump back into contention. Covers Expert Sean Murphy breaks down the National League East as we continue our preview of each division in the bigs. Detroit Tigers (2014: 90-72, -380 units, 84-72-2..." March 16

  • 16d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Flu bug strikes again: Michael Brantley, Cody Anderson out with flu. Carlos Carrasco played catch, but still not 100 percent.

  • 16d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Moss back in the lineup after missing the past two days with flu-like symptoms.

  • Former AL MVP and MLB executive Al Rosen passes away

    Hardball Talk "Sad news to pass along late this afternoon, as former Indians great and major league executive Al Rosen has passed away at the age of 91. “He was an inspiration to us all and had a special presence, strength and intellect. His fierce competitive nature and toughness was legendary,” Indians..." March 15

  • Zach Walters out 3-4 weeks

    Hardball Talk "Zach Walters, a potential candidate for the Indians’ Opening Day roster, was diagnosed with a high grade right oblique strain and will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks. In other words, he’ll likely begin the season on the disabled list. Walters, 25, was acquired from the Nationals in the Asdrubal..." March 14

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • 21d
    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    RHP Gavin Floyd has suffered a re-injury of the elbow stress fracture that ended his 2014 season and is he out indefinitely. (1 of 2)

  • More arm problems interrupt Gavin Floyd’s latest comeback

    Hardball Talk "More arm problems for Gavin Floyd, who missed most of 2013 and 2014 after Tommy John elbow surgery followed by a fractured elbow. Floyd signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Indians in December, but he was held out of his spring training debut over the weekend with “soreness” and is now..." March 09

  • 23d
    William Boor @wboor

    #Indians Gavin Floyd, originally scheduled to start today, but was pushed back because of general soreness will throw long toss instead

  • 23d
    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    #Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss will make his Cactus League debut tomorrow. He will DH.

  • 23d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    X-rays show no fracture in left hand of Tribe catcher Adam Moore. Deep bone bruise (hit on back swing). Will miss a couple of days.

  • 23d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Josh Tomlin, who was scheduled to pitch Sunday vs. Tex., will be pushed back two or three days because of a sore right shoulder.

  • 25d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    CLE shut down Floyd's live BP session after 7 pitches Wed due to what pitcher described as "general soreness." Floyd: feeling better today.

  • Terry Francona's scooter was wrecked

    Cleveland Plain Dealer " Terry Francona's red scooter is on the disabled list. The manager's vehicle was wrecked last week by an Indians staffer during a promotional video shoot. "It was probably the first time in my experience with the Indians that there's been a little bit of a rift," Francona quipped." March 05

  • Indians sell out home opener in 11 minutes

    Sporting News "Progressive Field will be packed to full capacity on April 10 after the Indians sold out their home opener against the Tigers in 11 minutes on Tuesday morning. It will be the 23rd consecutive Opening Day sellout for the Indians and the 22nd straight since the club moved from Municipal Stadium..." March 04

  • 28d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Kipnis will likely play this coming weekend. Raburn will debut on Wednesday.

  • 31d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Jason Kipnis finger injury progressing. Could miss first 2 or 3 Cactus League games, but only as a precaution.

  • 34d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Dayan Viciedo still on the open market and Indians are still interested, but only if he takes minor league deal.

  • Will the 2015 Indians have a true DH? There wasn't really one in 2014

    Let's Go Tribe "Heading into 2014, it was expected that the DH position would be a mix of a number of players, but there were two players that were expected to get the bulk of those at bats, Jason Giambi and Carlos Santana. Santana because he was being edged out of the catching spot and might not play full time..." February 24

  • Swisher, Moss could return to games by mid-March

    Fox Sports "Brandon Moss and Nick Swisher could be ready to play in spring training games by mid-March as Indians trainer James Quinlan gave an update Thursday on players who have reported. Moss, who had surgery on his right hip to repair a torn labrum in late October, is completing overhand-toss hitting..." February 19

  • 42d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Bruce Chen agrees to minors deal with Indians. $1M base, plus $1M performance bonuses

  • Indians not interested in signing Barry Zito

    Hardball Talk "Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians were one of a handful of teams that watched Barry Zito throw recently, but came away uninterested in signing him. Zito, 36, didn’t pitch last season but is interested in continuing his major league career. The lefty would most..." February 16

  • Indians interested in Dayan Viciedo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians are interested in former White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo, who could be the right-handed hitter they've been looking for this winter. The White Sox released Viciedo on Feb. 4 after they designated him for assignment and were unable to trade him. Viciedo hit only .231..." February 15

  • Is David Murphy's right field job in jeopardy?

    Fox Sports Ohio "By the end of the season, right field could be the deepest position on the Indians. As spring training gets ready to begin though there are plenty of questions. The lone absolute at the moment is that if the season started today, David Murphy would be the starter. Whether Murphy is here the..." February 14

  • Is Bourn finally healthy to bolster the top of the order?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Before Michael Bourn signed with the Indians in 2013, he had only one stint on the disabled list. During his two seasons in Cleveland, he has been on the DL three times. With Bourn working with a track coach at the University of Houston during the offseason, the Indians are hoping that won't be..." February 12

  • Indians busy bullpen 'trusts' manager Terry Francona as spring training approaches

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Closer Cody Allen opens spring training next week with the Indians in sole possession of the ninth inning except when manager Terry Francona believes the game needs to be saved earlier than that. Allen has no problem with that. "I don't think Tito will back himself into a corner where he has..." February 11

  • 53d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians No. 2 pick Justus Sheffield pleads guilty for underage drinking and criminal trespass, which was reduced from burglary.

  • Indians' Danny Salazar being investigated for possible sexual assault complaint per report

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a possible sexual assault complaint against Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar, per a report from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jordan Bastian of reported that the incident occured in the early morning on Jan...." February 04

  • 55d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Per multiple Cleveland news outlets, Cleveland PD has indicated that there will be no charges filed against Indians pitcher Danny Salazar.

  • 57d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    indians have standing offer to jason giambi to work for them in non-playing role. great persona. would be plus for team.

  • Cleveland Indians want Michael Bourn to "wreak havoc" on bases in 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians held a Town Hall meeting Monday with President Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona talking to season ticket holders. One of the key points of the discussion was Michael Bourn's efforts to re-establish himself as a the stolen base threat the Indians thought they were getting when..." January 27

  • Top prospect Lindor to open camp with Indians "The Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday that their No. 1 minor-league prospect has been invited to Major League camp. Shortstop Francisco Lindor will be joined by catcher Jake Lowery, outfielders Tyler Naquin, Jordan Smith and James Ramsey." January 27

  • Cleveland Indians want Michael Bourn to "wreak havoc" on bases in 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians held a Town Hall meeting Monday with President Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona talking to season ticket holders. One of the key points of the discussion was Michael Bourn's efforts to re-establish himself as a the stolen base threat the Indians thought they were getting when..." January 26

  • Indians will consider extending Corey Kluber "It sat near the edge of a table inside the training room within the Indians' clubhouse. The sides of the black plaque were smudged with the fingerprints of the many people who have handled it, wanting to get a close look at the honor bestowed upon Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber. Following a..." January 26

  • 66d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Antonetti says Raburn will go to camp without restrictions following surgery on left knee.

  • 66d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Kipnis had pin removed from damaged finger and can start gripping the bat and swinging in early Feb.

  • 66d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Heard Indians are showing a lot of interest in FA OF Nolan Reimold. Trying to sign him to minor league deal. #orioles still in mix