Indians Rumors & News

  • Royals beat Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, Indians 6-2 to open series in Cleveland

    Kansas City Star "A desolate ballpark came alive as Mike Moustakas traipsed back to the Royals dugout. A series of high-pitched catcalls echoed through the barren confines of Progressive Field as Moustakas searched for fresh lumber. A lone voice implored him to hurry up. He did not listen. In the seventh..." April 28

  • Tigers top Indians, finish home stand strong

    Detroit News "If panicking is your thing, even in April, even with the season not 15 percent complete, then, by all means, have at it. You just won't be joined at that dinner table by these Tigers. These Tigers won't get riled up when they go 9-1, and these Tigers won't get riled up when they lose four..." April 27

  • 1d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Bauer (illness) might try to play catch today. Team isn't sure yet if his Tue start is in jeopardy. Would need roster move.

  • 2d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Trevor Bauer scratched from Saturday's start because of suspected case of food poisoning. Scheduled to start Tuesday vs. KC.

  • Simon halts Tigers' skid with stellar outing against Indians

    Detroit News "The Tigers were about to run onto the field to start the game against the Indians Saturday when manager Brad Ausmus nudged Alex Avila. "He's like, 'Man, Simon looks nervous,'" Avila said. Of course he was being sarcastic. As Ausmus said after the game, Tigers starter Alfredo Simon is a cool..." April 26

  • 2d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Trevor Bauer scratched from today's start due to illness. Tried doing long toss during warmups and had to call it quits. House to start.

  • 3d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Swisher's first rehab game for Triple-A Bro-lumbus: 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.

  • Who are these guys? Cleveland Indians' bats erupt in 13-1 walloping of Detroit Tigers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Maybe it was the extra round of batting practice early Friday afternoon. Maybe it was the crisp, "Pure Michigan" air at Comerica Park. Maybe it was just time. Whatever the reason, the Indians (6-9) erupted for a season-high 13 runs in their series opener against the Tigers. An offensive..." April 25

  • Jose Abreu, Jeff Samardzija lead the charge in Sox victory

    CSN Chicago "Jose Abreu has developed an affinity for facing former Cy Young winners. Several hours after he suggested the White Sox need to modify their approach at the plate, Abreu provided them with an example as the White Sox pounded 2014 American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Abreu homered in..." April 23

  • Carlos Carrasco returns to mound triumphant; Indians roll past White Sox, 6-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was not a situation for the squeamish or those haunted by the past. Carlos Carrasco took the mound Tuesday night against the same team he faced on April 14, the night he took a line drive off the jaw that knocked him out for about 10 seconds, sent him to the hospital for series of tests and..." April 22

  • 6d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Swisher will report to Class AAA Columbus on Thursday and play Friday.

  • White Sox rally for 4-3 victory over Indians

    Daily Herald "Melky Cabrera threw his arms into the air as he rounded first base, and then was mobbed by the rest of his jubilant teammates. One big finish rescued what had been a lousy night for the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen,..." April 21

  • Nick Swisher, Zach Walters to begin rehab assignments for Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians offense is stuck axel deep in the mud right now and there's no one around to pull them out except themselves. Still, it is always good to know that help might be on the way. GM Chris Antonetti said Monday before the Indians opened a three-game series against Chicago at U.S...." April 20

  • 7d
    Tribeinsider @tribeinsider

    Zach Walters will begin a rehab assignment in @CLBClippers on Wednesday

  • Hunter, Twins finding a groove after rough start

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Torii Hunter thinks he’s found something important: his swing. The Twins have found something pretty critical, too: their confidence. Both were on display Sunday, and the result was a memorable home run, a winning homestand, and a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. It’s..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • 8d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians have flip-flopped starters for White Sox Series: Bauer will go Monday, Carrasco on Tuesday.

  • Danny Salazar strikes out 10 as Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota Twins, 4-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's unclear if that was a mirage or not, but the Danny Salazar who took the mound against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, is the Danny Salazar the Indians have been waiting to see since he made his big league debut against Toronto on July 11, 2013. Salazar, activated before the game, struck..." April 19

  • Salazar getting chance to reclaim rotation spot

    MLB.com "When right-hander Danny Salazar takes the mound for the Indians on Saturday, it will not be a spot start. Cleveland is hoping that Salazar makes the most of his opportunity and resumes his previous role as a fixture in the starting rotation. "I have to show them that I've been working hard,"..." April 18

  • 10d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Carrasco threw 35-pitch bullpen today, looked/felt fine, per pitching coach Callaway. Said pitcher's jaw is still sore, mostly while eating.

  • Minnesota Twins win on Trevor Plouffe's walk-off home run against Indians

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The ball left Trevor Plouffe's bat and soared high into the Friday night lights. Instantly, the Twins third baseman could feel a weight lift off his shoulders. Before rounding the bases with a walk-off homer in the 11th inning of a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, Plouffe turned..." April 18

  • 10d
    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Today's Lineup vs. MIN - 4/17 Brantley back in there at DH tonight. pic.twitter.com/Gh09RNlD4D

  • Indians end four-game losing streak with 4-2 win over White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the last day of their first homestand of the season, the Indians did something different. They won a game. After four straight losses, the Indians beat the White Sox, 4-2, Wednesday at Progressive Field for just their third victory of the season. The four-game losing streak to start the home..." April 16

  • 11d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Typo in last tweet. Rotation in Minny will be Kluber (Fri), Salazar (Sat), House (Sun)

  • Jose Quintana, bullpen lead White Sox to third straight win

    CSN Chicago "The offspeed stuff wasn’t there and his pitch count soared but Jose Quintana had run support and a hot bullpen at his manager’s disposal. The starting pitcher and catcher Tyler Flowers quickly changed strategies and did enough to pass the baton as the White Sox downed the Cleveland Indians 4-1..." April 15

  • Carlos Carrasco carted off in first inning after taking liner to face

    ESPN.com "Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was carted off the field in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive back to the mound, connecting with the left side of the pitcher's face. The ball appeared to have nicked..." April 15

  • 12d
    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    CARRASCO UPDATE: Carrasco's jaw is sore on both sides and he will be pushed back a day. He will start in Chicago on Monday vs. the Sox.

  • Nick Swisher could start rehab assigment next week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Nick Swisher could begin a rehab assignment with one of the Indians' minor league teams next week. Swisher, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on both knees, has been playing games in extended spring training since last week. "He could start a rehab assignment potentially sometime as early..." April 14

  • 13d
    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    4/14 @Indians lineup vs CWS Bourn CF Aviles 3B Kipnis 2B Santana 1B Sands LF Moss RF Raburn DH Perez C Ramirez SS Carrasco P

  • 13d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians: Carrasco being treated for a jaw contusion. No symptoms of concussion or head injury at this point.

  • Indians call up Brett Hayes, designate Shaun Marcum, sign Jhoulys Chacin

    MLB.com "The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster: Purchased the contract of C Brett Hayes (#12) from the AAA Columbus Clippers. Designated RHP Shaun Marcum for assignment. Hayes, 31, hit .333 (9-27) this spring with 4 runs, 3 home runs..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Tigers' clutch ways shine through in 5th victory

    Detroit News "The Tigers' 9-6 win over AL Central Division rival Indians Saturday was a beauty. It had all the twists and turns, subplots, and heroes — unlikely and likely — you could want for the fifth game of the season. Yet, when the dust settled, the Tigers remain undefeated in the young season, and in..." April 13

  • 15d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians say Gomes is out 6-8 weeks with moderate MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain.

  • 15d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: Santana only the backup for today. Hayes will be here Tuesday. Another 40-man move will be needed.

  • Indians catcher Yan Gomes goes on 15-day disabled list with sprained right knee

    Brandon Sun "The Indians have placed catcher Yan Gomes on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Gomes was injured in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to Detroit when his leg was jolted by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis on a hard slide into home plate. Gomes was extended making the catch on..." April 12

  • 16d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona: right knee sprain for Gomes. MRI Sunday morning. Team will know more after that.

  • Tigers' clutch ways shine through in victory over Indians

    Detroit News "The Tigers' 9-6 win over AL Central Division rival Indians Saturday was a beauty. It had all the twists and turns, subplots, and heroes — unlikely and likely — you could want for the fifth game of the season. Yet, when the dust settled, the Tigers remain undefeated in the young season, and in..." April 12

  • Tigers spoil Opening Day in Cleveland, beat Indians 8-4

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers continue to beat up on American League Central foes. After completing a three-game sweep of the Twins in Detroit, the Tigers pounded out 13 hits and five runs off Indians starter Zach McAllister on a windy afternoon today at Progressive Field, going on to beat the Indians,..." April 11

  • Former MLB player Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

    Larry Brown Sports "Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Indians denied no-hitter with one out in ninth; beat Houston, 5-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians were two outs away from the first combined no-hitter in franchise history Thursday when Jed Lowrie ruined it with a long homer to left field with one out in the ninth inning. So instead of a history-making event, the Indians settled for ordinary regular-season victory as they beat..." April 10

  • Righty Carlos Carrasco, two homers carry Indians to victory over Astros

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched superbly and Carlos Santana and Mike Aviles homered as the Indians defeated the Astros, 2-0, Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Here is a capsule look at the game after a dvr review of the Fox SportsTime Ohio telecast: On the board: The Indians..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • The financial significance of the Indians' new long-term contracts

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco has had quite a stretch. A little more than a week ago, his wife gave birth to a daughter, Emma Victoria. On Tuesday, the Indians announced a new four-year contract that could keep Carrasco in Cleveland through the 2020 season. "My daughter and a new contract," Carrasco said...." April 08

  • 19d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Brantley scratched from tonight's lineup with lower back stiffness. He's day to day. Missed some time with same issue in the spring.

  • 20d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Official: Indians sign RHP Carlos Carrasco to a four-year extension (2015-18) with two team options. Details: pic.twitter.com/Bj9Zjm8HAY

  • Dallas Keuchel, Astros blank Indians in opening day pitchers’ duel

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’ 2-0 win on opening day was all about three players: Dallas Keuchel, George Springer and Jose Altuve. What may be confusing is how a game that was all about three players could be about so many others too. But it was, and that’s how thoroughly well the Astros played against the..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07