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  • Cleveland Indians' Juan Uribe OK after getting beaned by 93 mph fastball

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As reporters gathered around Juan Uribe's locker after he was hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball Friday night, he turned around and looked each one of them in the eyes and said, "Now I'm crazy. Now I want to kill somebody." Then Uribe laughed. So did everyone else. Uribe was hit in the..." July 23

  • Trumbo powers Orioles over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles are beginning to find the kind of starting pitching they've been waiting for all season, and it's a big reason for their three-game winning streak. Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer, and Pedro Alvarez added a solo shot to support seven shutout innings from..." July 23

  • Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley undergoes procedure to break up scar tissue in shoulder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Another day, another attempt to get Michael Brantley back on the field so he can help the Indians maintain their hold on first place in the AL Central. Brantley, to date, has played 11 games this season as he recovers from November surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Brantley..." July 23

  • Trumbo, Machado homer; Orioles' Bundy gets first win

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE-- The combination of good starting pitching and power hitting helped the Baltimore Orioles regain first place in the American League East on Friday night. Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Manny Machado added a solo shot in the third and Dylan Bundy picked up..." July 22

  • Indians involved in Chapman, Miller pursuit

    The Score "The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are reportedly on the hunt for a high-profile bullpen arm to help bolster their playoff chances down the stretch. Previously linked to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, the Indians are said to be "in on" teammate Andrew Miller as well, according to..." July 22

  • Indians To Sign Joe Thatcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Joe Thatcher, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (via Twitter). He had been released by the Dodgers after opting out of his deal with the team. Thatcher, 34, has seen action in each of the last nine major league seasons, but has yet..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Salazar, Indians roll past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While Danny Salazar has the Royals' number, Kansas City continues its search for a dependable No. 5 starter. Salazar pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and Mike Napoli and Francisco Lindor homered as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Royals 7-3 Tuesday..." July 20

  • Naquin leads Indians past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Naquin compiled a record-setting day for a Cleveland Indians rookie. Naquin belted two home runs and drove in six runs and Carlos Carrasco gave up one hit in six dominant innings as the Cleveland Indians thrashed the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Wednesday. Naquin..." July 20

  • Indians, Brewers Discussing Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians and Brewers are in trade talks pertaining to catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). Olney notes that it’s possible that yesterday’s setback for Michael Brantley (and, presumably, the injury to Yan Gomes) has urged Cleveland to add a hitter. As I noted at..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Dyson's slam completes Royals' rally past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jarrod Dyson is not exactly known for his power after hitting seven major league homers in five seasons. Dyson had none this season and no career grand slams, but that ended Monday night. Christian Colon tied the game with an eighth-inning, pinch-hit double, and..." July 19

  • First-place Indians lose catcher Yan Gomes (shoulder) for 4-8 weeks

    Sporting News "Indians starting catcher Yan Gomes, who separated his right shoulder Sunday against the Twins, will be sidelined for four to eight weeks, the team announced. He was hurt in the fifth inning Sunday after grounding to third and then being knocked off-balance by Twins first baseman Kennys..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Yan Gomes Headed To DL With Separated Shoulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "Indians catcher Yan Gomes suffered a separated right shoulder in yesterday afternoon’s game against the Twins when he tumbled following a close play at first base and will be placed on the disabled list, writes Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The injury could bring Gomes’ 2016 season to..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Indians' Gomes carted off field after injuring shoulder in fall at 1B

    The Score "Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes was carted off the field in the fifth inning Sunday against the Minnesota Twins after injuring his shoulder in a bad fall at first base while attempting to run out a groundball." July 17

  • Tomlin, Gimenez help Indians beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Josh Tomlin's performance on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the Cleveland Indians. The day after his club taxed its bullpen in an 11-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins, the right-hander scattered six hits while allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings as the..." July 17

  • Indians trade Detwiler to Athletics

    Today's Knuckleball "According to a report from Paul Hoynes of on Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians have traded left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations. However, while Detwiler will not immediately be placed on the Athletics’ 40-man roster, the..." July 17

  • Hunter fractures vertebrae in fall while holding child

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hunter, 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 21 relief appearances, reportedly fell on some stairs while carrying his son at home during the All-Star break. "He had a little mishap at home during the break," said manager Terry Francona. "He was carrying his child, missed a step and banged his back trying to..." July 17

  • Carrasco, Ramirez lead Indians over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlos Carrasco did what almost all starting pitchers have failed to do over the last month: Cool the bats of the Minnesota Twins. Carrasco pitched 6 2/3 strong innings and the Indians got a three-hit night from first baseman Mike Napoli in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Friday..." July 16

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Indians Release Joba Chamberlain

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have released veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to the team’s official transactions page.’s Jordan Bastian reports (Twitter link) that Chamberlain elected to become a free agent rather than an accept an outright assignment to the minors. Cleveland designated..." July 11

  • Yankees' six-run inning overcomes Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The best way to forget about a disappointing first half of the season is to finish it in memorable fashion. That's what the New York Yankees did Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. The Yankees rode a six-run fifth inning and some sloppy defense by the Cleveland Indians to an..." July 10

  • Indians hurler Danny Salazar will not pitch in All-Star Game because of 'mild elbow discomfort'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Danny Salazar sat at his locker on Sunday morning with his right shoulder and elbow wrapped, a day removed from his last outing and nine days remaining until his next appearance. Salazar will not pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game, despite his selection onto the American League roster. The..." July 10

  • Chris Sale's slump means Danny Salazar should start All-Star Game

    ESPN "Danny Salazar of the Cleveland Indians starts today against the New York Yankees in his final outing before the All-Star Game. This post was going to be a take examining Salazar and Chris Sale to determine who deserves to start that game, but then this happened Friday night: Sale (L, 14-3): 5..." July 10

  • McCann's two-run double carries Yankees past Indians in 11

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The New York Yankees and their closer Aroldis Chapman both worked overtime Saturday, but the result was a Yankee win, so it was worth it. Brian McCann's two-out RBI double in the 11th inning drove in the deciding run, and Chapman pitched a career-high 2 1/3 innings to preserve a..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • All-Star Corey Kluber preaching consistency for Cleveland Indians in second half

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber has a bug about consistency. He's about the long haul, not one good month or one good half to a season. Which just so happens to coincide with his selection Thursday to the American League All-Stars in place of Toronto's injured Marco Estrada. Kluber will join teammates Danny..." July 08

  • Kipnis homers twice in Indians rout of Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- There are good starts and then there are the kind of starts the Cleveland Indians had Friday night: three home runs in their first six batters. "I wish we could do that all the time. That's a nice way to play," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. The Indians hit five..." July 08

  • Gregorius, bullpen help Yankees edge Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The end of the game can come fast for opposing teams when the New York Yankees unleash the back of their bullpen. "You always try to give our 'pen the lead," said Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova, "because with them you know it's almost a sure win." That's exactly how it worked..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Corey Kluber replaces Marco Estrada on the All-Star roster

    Hardball Talk "The most boring and pointless thing to talk about this week and into early next week are All-Star snubs. For one thing, when you have a fan voting system and an “every team must have a representative” system, merit is only tangentially related to All-Star rosters, rendering the concept of “snubs”..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber to join Danny Salazar, Francisco Lindor at All-Star Game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber already received a Cy Young Award. Now, he has an All-Star Game selection. The right-hander was added to the American League roster on Thursday as a replacement for Toronto hurler Marco Estrada, who landed on the disabled list. Kluber will join fellow rotation mate Danny Salazar..." July 07

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Napoli's blast helps Indians end brief skid

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Some home cooking and a familiar foe were just what the Cleveland Indians needed to end their brief two-game losing streak. Mike Napoli's two-run home run in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night at..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Indians' Michael Brantley: Transferred to 60-day DL

    CBS Sports "Brantley (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday,'s Jordan Bastian reports. The transaction isn't of much consequence for Brantley, as his move to the 60-day DL means he can return no earlier than July 9." July 04

  • Cleveland Indians designate Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment

    Let's Go Tribe "The Indians, taking FIP, xFIP and BABiP into account, did this today. Chamberlain is much worse than his 2.25 ERA but it is a bit curious that Tommy Hunter sticks around instead of him." July 04

  • Happ helps Blue Jays rout Indians

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- J.A. Happ came up with what the Toronto Blue Jays needed on Sunday afternoon. With the bullpen depleted lately and coming off Friday's 19-inning loss, the Blue Jays needed a strong start against the Cleveland Indians. The left-hander did just that, striking out a season-best..." July 03

  • Abraham Almonte back with Indians following PED suspension

    ESPN "The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Abraham Almonte from the restricted list Sunday following the completion of his 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Almonte is batting seventh and playing center field in the Indians' lineup Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. He..." July 03

  • Indians, Athletics trade Twitter barbs over Josh Donaldson after Cleveland win streak ends

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics trolled each other on Twitter on Saturday after Cleveland’s 14-game winning streak was snapped. Why would the A’s care? Well, their 20-game win streak back in 2002 is still an American League record. Cleveland was getting just close enough to that..." July 03

  • Blue Jays halt Indians' win streak at 14

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Rajai Davis became the eighth Cleveland Indians player to hit for the cycle on Saturday, but it was not enough to continue the club's record winning streak. That's because Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson tied the game with a home run in the seventh, then singled..." July 02

  • Blue Jays halt Indians' win streak at 14

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Rajai Davis became the eighth Cleveland Indians player to hit for the cycle on Saturday, but it was not enough to continue the club's record winning streak. That's because Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson tied the game with a home run in the seventh, then singled..." July 02

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