Indians Rumors & News

  • Indians' Kluber shuts out White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Cleveland Indians' starter Corey Kluber was in command of all his pitches and back in in Cy Young form on Friday night. Cleveland's ace right-hander pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout to lead the Indians past the Chicago White Sox 3-0 night for their fourth straight..." April 22

  • Indians' Carrasco shuts down White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Manager Terry Francona admitted the Cleveland Indians were a little worried about Carlos Carrasco heading into the season. The right-hander dealt with elbow swelling during spring training after he missed the Indians' postseason run because of a broken hand. His dominant..." April 22

  • Francisco Lindor says extension talks with Indians 'in past'

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor addressed a report Friday that he had turned down an extension in the $100 million range, saying talks between him and the team are "in the past." "I'm just focusing on playing the game," Lindor told reporters Friday, according to The Cleveland Plain..." April 22

  • Indians' Jason Kipnis off DL, to start Friday

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was activated off the disabled list and will make his 2017 debut against the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Kipnis played in just two exhibition games after reporting to spring training with a sore shoulder. He was placed on the DL on April 2...." April 21

  • Francisco Lindor Turned Down Massive Extension Before Season

    12 Up "In the MLB, contracts these days are reaching unbelievable numbers. I mean, just look at Bryce Harper. Experts are already expecting him to land a $300 million deal once he's officially a free agent. However, when a report comes out that a young star had a $100 million deal before the..." April 21

  • Bauer's strong outing helps Indians beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlos Santana enjoys hitting in Minnesota's Target Field. The Cleveland Indians' first baseman demonstrated why with another big performance on Thursday. Santana had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles, and Trevor Bauer had his best outing of the season for the..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Indians finding groove, rout Twins 11-4

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians are starting to resemble the team that took the American League by storm last year and advanced to Game 7 of the World Series. Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run homers and Francisco Lindor added a two-run triple as Cleveland belted the..." April 19

  • Salazar, Brantley lead Indians past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Monday's game, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona spoke about how his team has been inconsistent and unable recently to have the pitching and hitting clicking together. Cleveland followed later with a win using the same formula it rode to the World Series last..." April 18

  • Base from Game 7 of Cubs-Indians World Series reportedly sells for over $100,000

    CBS Sports "The base where the final out of the 2016 World Series was recorded has sold for a record price at auction. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the base used at first base for the final two innings of Game 7 last fall was sold for $101,237 in an online auction recently. That is the most ever paid..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Tigers tame slumping Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers are already halfway to their win total against the Cleveland Indians from last year. The Tigers were 4-14 vs. Central Division rival Cleveland last year, but 2-1 vs. the Indians over the weekend. Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and Matthew Boyd pitched..." April 16

  • Cabrera, Norris help Tigers beat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Detroit Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus could hardly believe his eyes. "You can't have a six-run lead in the ninth inning, and then have to use your closer. That can't happen," said Ausmus, after it happened. Ausmus' Tigers' took a 7-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth, then..." April 15

  • Indians pound on Tigers in 13-6 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It was not a game befitting two aces. The Cleveland Indians hit four home runs, including one in each of the first three innings, and outscored the Detroit Tigers 13-6 on Saturday at Progressive Field. Hard to believe there was all that offense in a game started by two..." April 15

  • Is Francisco Lindor Adding Legit Power to His Arsenal?

    The Sports Daily "The first two seasons of Francisco Lindor’s MLB career couldn’t have gone much better – especially when specifically talking about his individual performance. He’s paired Gold Glove defense with more-than-adequate production at the plate, but if we had to nitpick, his offense did take a slight..." April 15

  • Miguel Cabrera's beef was with Indians' Terry Francona Friday, not Bauer

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera’s anger was directed at Indians manager Terry Francona, not Trevor Bauer. Cabrera was upset in the first inning, after Bauer threw a pitch up and in on him. Cabrera was one of three Tigers hit by pitches by Bauer in a game last September. When Bauer pitched inside to him on..." April 15

  • Jason Kipnis uses Instagram to help find shinguard

    Larry Brown Sports "A trusted piece of Jason Kipnis’ gear is missing so he turned to social media for help. Since his days as a collegiate baseball player, the now 30-year-old Indians second baseman has had on a white shinguard when he stepped into the batter’s box. Unfortunately, it has gone missing and Kipnis..." April 14

  • White Sox pound Tomlin, Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It only took one pitch for the Chicago White Sox to take a lead they never relinquished. Tim Anderson homered on the first pitch of the game, and the White Sox rolled to a 10-4 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night at Progressive Field. The White Sox won the last..." April 13

  • Holland shines as White Sox edge Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Talk about home sweet home. Ohio native Derek Holland has a history of pitching well at Progressive Field, and Wednesday night might have been his best performance ever in his home state. Holland and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Chicago White Sox beat..." April 12

  • MLB commissioner reportedly pressuring Indians to get rid of the Chief Wahoo logo

    CBS Sports "Tuesday afternoon the reigning American League champion Cleveland Indians played their home opener at Progressive Field, and the club walked off with a 10th inning win over the Chicago White Sox (CLE 2, CWS 1). Michael Brantley, who missed most of last season with shoulder problems, had the..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Brantley hits walk-off double as Indians edge White Sox in 10

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Michael Brantley missed most of the 2016 season, but the Cleveland outfielder made a heroic return to the lineup Tuesday in the Indians' home opener. Brantley's RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Chicago White..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Peralta homers, Diamondbacks rout Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Right-hander Zack Greinke kept Arizona close for five innings, and the most productive offense in the majors took it from there. David Peralta broke a tie with a bases-empty homer to begin a four-run sixth inning and the hard-hitting Diamondbacks added six runs in the eighth for..." April 09

  • D-backs complete sweep of Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona could not have asked for a much better first week. The Diamondbacks have the best record in the majors, tied a franchise record for quick starts and beat two playoff teams in so doing. Left-hander Patrick Corbin pitched six scoreless innings, Chris Owings homered among his..." April 09

  • Diamondbacks hand Indians first loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona has made a sharp pivot this season. The Diamondbacks are winning at home and so is Shelby Miller. The Diamondbacks relied on the major leagues' most productive offense for a 7-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night at Chase Field. Paul Goldschmidt and..." April 08

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Indians Plan To Explore Extension With Carlos Santana

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have been active in extension talks of late, reaching multi-year agreements with infielder Jose Ramirez (five years, $26MM) and catcher Roberto Perez (four years, $9MM) in addition to making an effort to hammer out a deal with star shortstop Francisco Lindor. They may not be done just..." April 07

  • Lindor homers twice, powers Indians past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- A night that could have been memorable for all the wrong reasons turned into a historic one for Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor. Lindor's error in the fifth inning helped give Texas a two-run lead, but he capped a Cleveland comeback with his first career..." April 06

  • Carrasco pitches Indians to 2-0 start

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco is proof that spring training numbers mean nothing. Carrasco was awful in the spring, posting a 10.80 ERA and fighting through right elbow inflammation. But Tuesday's game really counted, and Carrasco delivered as the..." April 05

  • Ten MLB players who will make new teams proud in 2017

    Yardbarker "There were a lot of crazy moves made this offseason. The free agency pond was full of talent which sounds great, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be frustrating. Still, guys found new homes. Some were reunited with old teams and hope to repeat a power-surged season and a few guys may..." April 05

  • Indians erase four-run deficit, top Rangers in opener

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It didn't take the Cleveland Indians long in 2017 to show why they're the reigning American League champions. They needed all of one game. The Indians rallied from a four-run deficit by scoring the final seven runs to beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 on Monday night in..." April 03

  • Indians sign Roberto Perez to new four-year deal

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Roberto Perez to a new four-year contract. The newly inked pact has also come equipped with club options for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The Indians notably..." April 02

  • Jose Ramirez calls out MLB The Show for getting his picture wrong

    Yardbarker "Jose Ramirez isn’t going to let himself be disrespected virtually. The Cleveland Indians infielder took to Twitter on Friday to call out popular video game franchise MLB The Show for getting his picture wrong in their latest release for 2017 and showing an image of Atlanta Braves pitcher Jose..." April 01

  • Francona not ready to name Brantley to Opening Day roster

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is a position-by-position look at the 2017 Indians as they prepare to open the season. The only thing certain about opening day is opening day. But even that's not a guarantee, especially when it's held in Cleveland in early April. Trying to break down a team, position-by-position, even..." March 31

  • Forget the ninth inning -- Andrew Miller is here to save the game

    ESPN "IN JUNE 2006, the Tigers drafted Andrew Miller out of North Carolina with the sixth overall pick. The baby-faced lefty was a consensus future star, a 6-foot-7 starter who touched 98 mph with his fastball and snapped off major league sliders from a steep, angular delivery. Detroit gave him $5.45..." March 30

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Did Indians GM's adorable son leak news of a possible Lindor extension on the radio?

    CBS Sports "The Indians are of course finalizing a contract extension with third baseman Jose Ramirez, so locking up young core players is quite possibly in the air around camp. That brings us to the appearance of Brody Chernoff, the young son of Indians GM Mike Chernoff, on the Saturday’s Indians radio game..." March 26

  • Cleveland Indians tell Austin Jackson he's on team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona's 25-man roster, with one week left before breaking camp, is coming into view. On Sunday morning, the Indians told outfielder Austin Jackson that he'd made the team as long as he stays healthy between now and the April 3 season opener at Texas. Jackson had an out clause..." March 26

  • Indians' Kluber to make 3rd straight Opening Day start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber is all set for the Cleveland Indians opener on April 3 in Texas. "There's no doubt in his mind he's pitching Opening Day," said Tribe manager Terry Francona. "That's good enough for me." Kluber will be starting his third consecutive opener. Counting the postseason, Kluber..." March 25

  • Indians finalizing four-year extension with Jose Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians are close to finalizing a four-year deal with infielder Jose Ramirez, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. When it’s completed, the contract is expected to promise Ramirez $26MM, Passan tweets. It will also include a pair of options valued at $11MM and $13MM, respectively;..." March 25

  • Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Exits after colliding with wall

    CBS Sports "Chisenhall exited Friday's Cactus League game after running into the right field wall, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journalreports. Chisenhall collided hard with the outfield wall while attempting to run down Munenori Kawasaki's fly ball. Manager Terry Francona immediately visited the..." March 24

  • Carrasco once ate pizza for 90 straight days during spring training

    The Player's Tribune "The first time I set foot on a baseball field, I cried. And cried. And cried. At least that how my parents tell the story. I was four years old at the time, and my mom had taken me over to one of the little ball fields near our home in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She wanted me to play..." March 22

  • Encarnacion looking to maintain 100-RBI streak with Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "At first, Edwin Encarnacion wasn't sure he wanted to talk. It was not a matter of being rude. By nature, Encarnacion is shy. The Cleveland Indians power hitter is trying to quietly fit into his new team. Encarnacion knows he's the most expensive free agent signing in Tribe history. He..." March 22

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • 5 MLB teams that can dethrone the Cubs as World Series champions

    Yardbarker "It’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs would be favored to win the World Series for a second consecutive season. They have a great lineup, a strong pitching staff, and depth almost everywhere. However, the safer bet would be to take the field over the Cubs in 2017. That, however, doesn’t do much to..." March 21

  • Brantley to make long-awaited spring debut Monday

    CBS Sports "Brantley (shoulder) will start in left field in Monday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. It will be the Cactus League debut for Brantley, who has been eased along slowly in his return from shoulder surgery. " March 20

  • Indians' Anderson to undergo Tommy John surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Indians right-hander Cody Anderson will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2017 season, the team announced (Twitter link via Jordan Bastian of MLB.com). Anderson made the decision after a second opinion confirmed both a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and a mild..." March 19

  • Jason Kipnis approximately 4-5 weeks from game action

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians are looking to get back to the World Series this season, and they’re going to have to start that journey without their starting second baseman. Jason Kipnis will miss several more weeks with a nagging shoulder issue. Kipnis has been limited to only two Cactus League games..." March 19