Francona said "It could be" DL situation for Kipnis. Had MRI this morn. Tito wants to talk things over more with med. staff, Antonetti, etc.
Jason Kipnis DHing again Saturday night because of a sore throwing (right) shoulder. Francona says it's not serious.
CSN Bay Area "Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who..." August 02
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Danny Salazar knows what Corey Kluber feels like. Kluber has been deserted by his offense for most of the season. Salazar has shared that feeling for the last three starts. Unlike Kluber, however, Salazar has had better luck when it comes to wins and losses. That was evident Friday night..." August 01
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians raised the white flag Tuesday when they traded David Murphy to the Angels. They raised it again Thursday when they sent Brandon Moss to St. Louis and said they are now looking at the second half as a chance to assess their roster and look at as many young players as possible. So..." July 31
Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians have reportedly made another trade, this one just before the 4 p.m. deadline, dealing left-handed relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte. ESPN’s Keith Law was the first with the report. UPDATE: The Indians have confirmed the..." July 31
MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs are “among [the] teams engaged in ongoing dialogue” with the Indians about starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says teams continue to call the Indians and make offers on the 28-year-old, who pitched a complete game last night. Since..." July 31
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Francisco Lindor lifted his right arm in the air, watched the baseball sneak past the foul pole and pumped his fist. Finally, the Indians showed a pulse. Finally, they enjoyed the experience of crossing home plate a few times. Finally, they won a game in front of their home crowd. The..." July 30
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A few hours after their left fielder Matt Holliday sustained his second leg injury of the season, the Cardinals moved swiftly to complete a deal with Cleveland that brings them lefthanded-hitting outfielder Brandon Moss. The deal was confirmed Thursday morning by The Post-Dispatch's Bernie..." July 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The direction of Tuesday night's game changed on one pitch. The direction of the Indians' season changed in one homestand. In the ninth inning, catcher Roberto Perez threw out Kansas City speedster Lorenzo Cain at second base on an attempted steal for the second out of the inning. There were..." July 29
#Marlins scouts have been in Cleveland looking at pitching -- Salazar, Carrasco?
Kansas City Star "A strange sound emanated from the Kansas City clubhouse on Monday evening: Silence. There was no music, little chatter and scant signs of excitement after a 9-4 drubbing of the Indians. Lorenzo Cain gazed at his phone. A few others picked at their postgame meals. Eric Hosmer rose up from his seat..." July 28
Chicago Sun-Times "When Jose Quintana was shutting out the Indians Friday, White Sox pitching coach went over to rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon and pointed to Quintana’s 2-to-1 stikes to walks ratio. “Look up on the board, Rodon, look at the strikes to balls, it’s 2-to-1,’’ Cooper said. “If you ever get 2-to-1,..." July 27
Fox Sports "Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is one of the most intriguing players on the trade market – a right-handed hitter who is affordable and under club control through next season. Not surprisingly, Gomez is drawing interest -- and not only from teams in obvious contention. The Rangers and..." July 27
MLB Daily Dish "The Blue Jays and Indians are believed to have come close on a deal that would have sent Carlos Carrasco to Toronto, a baseball source has confirmed. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reported on Sunday that the teams came close to a trade that ultimately "fell apart near the finish line". Davidi..." July 27
Chicago Sun-Times "Jeff Samardzija said it helped him relax. Jose Quintana described it as “unbelievable.” Chris Sale said “you can say enough about how that settles me in.’’ This unheard of sensation White Sox pitchers spoke of is run support, which in victories of 8-1 (Samardzija on Thursday), 6-0..." July 26
CSN Chicago "Jose Quintana probably would like to bottle up everything he felt in Friday night’s 6-0 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Not only did the White Sox pitcher finally get some well-deserved run support, he also earned the first complete game and shutout of his career. Quintana..." July 25
Indians reliever Nick Hagadone underwent season-ending surgery on his fractured elbow today. Expected to miss 6-9 months.
Chicago Sun-Times "While Jeff Samardzija stayed hot with eight smooth innings of one-run ball in the White Sox’ 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Thursday, there was no getting around that it could have been the right-hander’s last game in a White Sox uniform. Starting pitchers are in demand at the trade..." July 24
MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians may be more willing to listen to trade scenarios regarding their controllable pitching than they have indicated publicly, according to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). In particular, they’ve spoken with the Blue Jays regarding righty Carlos Carrasco. " July 24
Indians reliever Nick Hagadone underwent season-ending surgery on his fractured elbow today. Expected to miss 6-9 months.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Under different conditions Michael Brantley could have been playing against the Indians instead of with them Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Brantley with their seventh pick in 2005. Three years later they sent him to the Indians as the player to be named in..." July 23
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When you've won 17 of 23 games, you can allow yourself to be a bit more optimistic. But how crazy is it to think the Milwaukee Brewers could climb at least into the wild-card race in the National League? "I've seen crazier things," said right-hander Matt Garza, who was on a 2006 Minnesota..." July 22
Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22
SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Chris Antonetti, like most general managers at this time of the season, would like to do something bold with the July 31st trading deadline 11 days away. Unfortunately, the Indians haven't played well enough to bring the daredevil out in him. After opening the second half by taking two out of..." July 21
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Yan Gomes watched Pedro Villarreal's offering sail below the strike zone. Once again, the Indians had the bases loaded and a three-ball count on their batter. Once again, the Reds gift-wrapped the Tribe a go-ahead run. If the Indians' hitters broke a sweat on Sunday, blame it on the..." July 20
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer didn't want to make excuses for Friday's truncated outing. The right-hander lasted only four innings against the Reds, as he surrendered five runs on seven hits. In the Tribe's first game following the All-Star break, Bauer was far from sharp. And he cited the break as a reason..." July 19
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Maybe the tides have finally shifted in the Indians' favor. After all, there won't be a full moon until the end of the month. It will be a blue moon, in fact. And though there was no such lunar display above Great American Ball Park on Saturday, the Indians did what they do once in a blue..." July 19
Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake’s trade value went up a notch or two with another solid start Friday. Leake went six innings and allowed one run on four hits in the Reds’ 6-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians before a crowd 38,982 on a rainy night at Great American Ball Park. Leake knows each start from here on..." July 18
NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16
MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians might stand pat at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. They might sell off a few spare parts. They might wait until August and attempt to make a waiver deal. If they choose to add a player, they would prefer a bat signed past this season. The question, of course, with any..." July 16
Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15
ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14
CSN Bay Area "Before they boarded a bus bound for Cincinnati, Sonny Gray and Stephen Vogt had some unfinished business. The A’s duo will make their share of memories as they take part in their first All-Star Game, but Sunday turned out pretty special itself. Gray fired his third career shutout in a 2-0..." July 13
The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13
Fox Sports "Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details..." July 13
CSN Bay Area "At long last the A’s celebrated Saturday night, but their route to victory is not recommended for a manager’s sanity. It took three pitching changes from Bob Melvin in the eighth inning, then a four-out effort from closer Tyler Clippard before Oakland’s 5-4 victory over the Indians was safely..." July 12
Aviles is tending to his daughter, Adriana, at the Cleveland Clinic. Jose Ramirez will be with the team for the next two games at least.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "A bases-loaded walk leaves a pitcher and his defense feeling helpless. It leaves an offense feeling as though it was granted a gift. On Friday night, Drew Pomeranz played the role of Santa Claus. The Athletics southpaw -- and former Indians prospect -- entered with the bases loaded in the..." July 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona said Cody Anderson made a mistake in his off-season training program following the 2013 season. "He's always worked hard, but he was kind of like the lumberjack swinging the ax," said Francona. "He was kind of bulky and didn't have a lot of flexibility." Anderson..." July 10
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona rode the hot bat of David Murphy to victory Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Murphy's two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Indians a 4-2 victory over AL West-leading Houston. The Indians lead the four-game series, 2-1. Houston had lefty Joe Thatcher on the..." July 09
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians didn't do anything different Tuesday night for Corey Kluber. In fact, they did less. Kluber and the bullpen, however, took matters into their own hands. Kluber threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the bullpen did the rest in the Indians' 2-0 victory over Houston at Progressive Field...." July 08
Houston Chronicle "Outfielder Preston Tucker’s 25th birthday Monday came with a career-high four hits, including one of two Astros home runs as they returned to the formula that’s been their most effective all season in a 9-4 win over the Indians. Go deep, and go deep a lot. Tucker’s fourth inning shot and..." July 07
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole is the Pirates ace and one of the best pitchers in baseball, but in this particular game he needed a little lift from his offense to secure another win. But that doesn’t mean Cole wasn’t very good, again, because he was, it just took him a few innings to really find his best stuff,..." July 06
Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06