Indians Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Indians sign reliever Atchison to extension

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians signed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract extension for next season and a club option for 2016. Atchison, 38, has been a versatile member of the Tribe’s bullpen in his first season with the club. He’s 6-0 with a save and a 2.95 ERA in 53 relief appearances. He has..." August 20

  • It's a playoff game every night from here on out for Terry Francona, Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terry Francona managed Tuesday night's game like it was the seventh game of the World Series. In a way it was, just like Wednesday and Thursday and every game from here on out will be. The Indians have 38 of these things left. They have been on the fringe of contention all season and unless..." August 20

  • Indians rally from 5-0 deficit to beat Twins, 7-5

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians staged their biggest rally of the season Tuesday night thanks to late-arriving rookie Tyler Holt. Holt, recalled for the fourth time this season from Class AAA Columbus, hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to complete the Indians rally from a 5-0 deficit as they beat the Twins,..." August 20

  • The Indians sign Scott Atchison to a contract extension

    Hardball Talk "It’s an odd time of the year for contract extensions to be announced, but that’s what the Indians did. If only a minor one: they announced that they have signed righty reliever Scott Atchison through the 2015 season with a club option for 2016. Atchison, 38, and the reliever who looks most like..." August 19

  • Carlos Carrasco goes seven scoreless innings as Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore, 6-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber isn't the only Indians starting pitcher on a roll. Carlos Carrasco threw seven scoreless innings Saturday night as the Indians beat Baltimore, 6-0, at Progressive Field. In his last two games, both starts, Carrasco has thrown 12 scoreless innings. The Indians have won five of..." August 17

  • Is latest version of Carlos Carrasco real or mirage for Cleveland Indians?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Is it real? Who knows and who cares? It's too late in the season to dissect such things. It's working right now and with all the ground the Indians have to make up in the last 40 games of the season that's good enough. The subject is Carlos Carrasco, the right-hander the Indians have been..." August 17

  • Mike Aviles' walkoff homer lifts Cleveland Indians over Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, in 11

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Aviles kept expectations to a minimum. As a result, he maximized the opportunity. Aviles led off the 11th inning with a homer as the Indians defeated the Orioles, 2-1, Friday night at Progressive Field. Paid attendance: 27,845. Aviles sent lefty Brian Matusz's 1-2 breaking pitch over..." August 16

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Salazar will be recalled to start Sunday. House temporarily in bullpen.

  • Indians activate Michael Bourn after latest hamstring injury

    Hardball Talk "As expected the Indians have activated center fielder Michael Bourn from the disabled list following his latest stint on the sidelines with hamstring problems. Bourn missed six weeks this time around and has struggled with hamstring injuries since last season, undergoing offseason surgery." August 15

  • Indians beat Diamondbacks on walk-off home run by Zach Walters

    Let's Go Tribe "Let's begin with the ending. With one out in the bottom of the 9th and the game tied, Zach Walters, who was acquired in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera two weeks ago, came to the plate against Arizona's Randall Delgado. Walters can probably stop worrying about how much his tab is, because..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Diamondbacks win finale, split doubleheader with Indians

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians split a doubleheader on Wednesday, with Zach Walters lacing a walkoff homer in Game 1 before Tuffy Gosewisch lifted the Diamondbacks with an RBI single in the 12th inning of Game 2. The day took a toll on the Diamondbacks' bullpen, which had to work 2 2/3..." August 14

  • Nick Swisher to seek second opinion; David Murphy out 4-5 weeks

    Akron Beacon Journal "Monday’s MRIs brought ominous news for Nick Swisher and a disappointing timeline for David Murphy. The Indians said designated hitter/outfielder Swisher will seek a second opinion after having his right knee examined by Rick Parker at the Cleveland Clinic and right fielder Murphy will miss four..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Indians outfielders David Murphy, Nick Swisher headed for disabled list?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Outfielders David Murphy and Nick Swisher could be headed for the disabled list. Murphy left the Indians' 3-0 victory over the Yankees on Saturday with a possible right oblique injury. Swisher, meanwhile, left the game with a sore right knee. "We're going to have to figure some things out,"..." August 10

  • Jose Ramirez makes big splash in Big Apple for Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Saturday morning, manager Terry Francona was talking about shortstop Jose Ramirez. He said the organization has been encouraging the rookie from the Dominican Republic to learn English because it will help him become a better ballplayer on and off the field. Then Ramirez went out onto the..." August 10

  • Indians beat New York Yankees, 3-0, behind Corey Kluber's 10 strikeouts

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For Corey Kluber, it was business as usual on Saturday afternoon. For rookie Jose Ramirez, it was the best day of his big-league career. Kluber threw six scoreless innings and struck out 10, while Ramirez had three hits, including a two-run homer, as the Indians beat the Yankees, 3-0, to end a..." August 10

  • Defensively-challenged Nick Swisher could be regular outfielder next year for Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "GM Chris Antonetti hinted Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium that Nick Swisher could be an everyday outfielder next season. How's that for an eye opener? When asked if Swisher, hounded by injuries and poor defensive play at first base, could be headed toward a full-time DH role, Antonetti said,..." August 09

  • Beltran slam, Jeter historic hit lead Yankees past Indians

    New York Post "On a night the Yankees’ lineup didn’t bleed for every run, the team watched catcher Brian McCann leave in the sixth inning with a concussion. The positive vibe provided by the offensive orgy, Esmil Rogers’ debut in the Yankees’ rotation, getting to seven games over even for the first time this..." August 09

  • Reds shut out Indians in Ohio Cup series victory

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Homer Bailey pitched brilliantly Thursday night – and survived a scary moment with his jaw bruised but his sense of humor in tact. Bailey went seven innings in a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians before a crowd of 31,862 at Great American Ball Park. He allowed four hits, walked one and..." August 08

  • Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano from Indians to bolster bullpen "The Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano from the Indians, both teams announced. Minor league righty Michael Clevinger is heading to Cleveland in the deal. Pestano, 29, has spent most of the season in Triple-A, where he had a 1.78 ERA with a 37/12 K/BB in 30 1/3 relief innings. He's..." August 08

  • Cozart, Negron shine in Reds' 8-3 win over Indians

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The top four in the batting order for the Reds Wednesday night went a combined 2-for-14. You can live with that when your seventh and eighth hitters do what Kristopher Negron and Zack Cozart did. Negron went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and Cozart 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Reds'..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Reds beat Indians

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If Reds manager Bryan Price was upset with his team's performance in Monday's loss to the Indians, Cleveland manager Terry Francona had to be equally upset with his squad's showing in Tuesday's 9-2 Reds victory at Progressive Field. The Indians had just one error on the scoreboard, but they..." August 06

  • Indians to announce major Progressive Field upgrades "The Indians will hold an 11 a.m. ET news conference Thursday to announce major enhancements to Progressive Field. The news conference will be streamed live on Detailed information about the improvements was not immediately divulged, but the Indians did confirm that the changes..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    Nyjer Morgan has been released by the #Indians.

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Bourn ran bases today, felt good. No firm timetable, but sounds like Minor League rehab assignment should start later this week.

  • Michael Brantley smoothly delivers walkoff HR as Cleveland Indians sweep Texas Rangers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Texas Rangers in the finale of a three-game series Sunday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 111. Opponent: Rangers. Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland. Time of day: Afternoon. Time elapsed: 3 hours, 58..." August 04

  • Jim Thome's No.25 "unofficially' retired thanks to Jason Giambi

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians don't retire a player's uniform number unless he's elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Even then, it's not a sure thing because Early Wynn went into the Hall of Fame wearing an Indians' cap and his number has yet to be retired. Still, as a rule of thumb, that's what it takes..." August 03

  • Cleveland Indians honor Jim Thome with victory, but no homers in 2-0 win over Texas

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the day Jim Thome's statue was unveiled at Progressive Field, there were no booming home runs in honor of the Indians' all-time home run leader, but there was a victory. The Indians scored a pair of two-out runs in the sixth inning to beat Texas, 2-0, behind a combined five-hitter by T.J...." August 03