Indians Rumors & News

  • Machado, Trumbo lead Orioles past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A new lineup led to a different result, which is just what Baltimore manager Buck Showalter hand in mind. With the Orioles mired in an offensive slump and a four-game losing streak, Showalter tweaked his lineup and Manny Machado and Adam Jones took it from there. Machado..." May 27

  • Indians hang on to preserve win for Kluber

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Corey Kluber is finding a winning pattern just as the season's first major benchmark -- Memorial Day -- arrives. Working on four days' rest, the Cleveland right-hander gave up one earned run and seven hits on Wednesday as the Indians held on for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago..." May 25

  • Tomlin outpitches Sale as Indians defeat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Sale was on cruise control, but the Cleveland Indians gave the Chicago White Sox's ace his first speed bump of the season Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians (24-20) scored a combined six runs between the third and fourth innings, all charged to Sale, and..." May 25

  • Indians split doubleheader with White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Cody Anderson finally put together the kind of outing he'd sought in two previous stints with the Cleveland Indians this season. Called up as the 26th man for a doubleheader, Anderson led the Cleveland Indians to a 5-1 victory Monday at U.S. Cellular Field that split a..." May 24

  • Ortiz nearly hits for cycle as Red Sox top Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- At 40 years old, playing in his final season and never blessed with great speed, David Ortiz isn't a strong bet to come as close to his first career cycle as he did Sunday at Fenway Park. Batting in the eighth inning of Boston's 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, the Red Sox..." May 22

  • Kelly's return lifts Red Sox over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Joe Kelly knew he wasn't going to be around to finish a no-hitter with two more innings at Fenway Park on Saturday. "I saw my pitch count climbing up. I'm not stupid," Kelly said after coming off the disabled list with 6 2/3 no-hit innings before Juan Uribe lined a double to end..." May 21

  • Kipnis, Kluber lead Red Sox over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Jason Kipnis might have been thinking about laying down a bunt when he stepped to the plate with two on and nobody out in the second inning. Terry Francona is glad he didn't. "One good swing tonight kind of changed the game," Indians manager Francona said of Kipnis' ensuing..." May 20

  • Brandon Phillips almost gives Juan Uribe a heart attack with phantom hidden-ball trick

    Deadspin "Major League Baseball is apparently all about fun and mischief tonight, as another NL second baseman tricked a baserunner with a deke. Daniel Murphy got Yoenis Cespedes with a fake throw earlier tonight, and Brandon Phillips caught Juan Uribe loafing off second base with his empty glove. Poor..." May 20

  • Tomlin (6-0) helps Indians sweep Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cleveland Indians' offensive barrage in this week's four-game interleague series with the Reds wasn't exclusive to position players. On Thursday night, right-hander Josh Tomlin got in the act with a single, double and sacrifice in his first three at-bats. Tomlin struck out..." May 19

  • Lindor homers in 12th to lift Indians past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Mike Clevinger needed two calls from Triple-A Columbus manager Chris Tremie to convince the right-hander he was headed to the big leagues. Then, prior to his major league debut on Wednesday night in Cincinnati, the 25-year old right-hander nearly went to warm up in the wrong..." May 19

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Indians blow out Reds, again

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The second game of the series looked a lot like the first game, which was good news for the Cleveland Indians and bad news for the Cincinnati Reds. Danny Salazar pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and the Indians' offense pummeled Cincinnati pitching for the second consecutive night..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Indians battle back to rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For the Cleveland Indians, who have played 13 one-run games this year, second most in the American League, this was a breath of fresh air. "It's nice to be able to spread a game out and be able to relax a little," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said after his team rolled to a..." May 16

  • Duffey, Polanco lead Twins over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Following their 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, the Minnesota Twins left for Detroit. They probably would have preferred to stay in Cleveland. Tyler Duffey pitched seven scoreless innings and Jorge Polanco hit his first major league home run as the Twins..." May 15

  • Twins halt two-week skid, win 6-3

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- All bad things must come to an end, and a real bad one ended for the Minnesota Twins Saturday at Progressive Field. For the first time in almost two weeks the Twins won. Ervin Santana pitched six strong innings and Juan Centeno had two hits, including his first major..." May 14

  • Indians send ailing Brantley back to DL

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians placed star outfielder Michael Brantley back on the disabled list Saturday due to lingering inflammation in his surgically repaired non-throwing shoulder. The transaction is retroactive to May 10, the day after Brantley last appeared in a game. It's been a frustrating..." May 14

  • Byrd's double propels Indians past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A win is a win, or is it? After his team's wild, home run-filled 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins Friday at Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said this was more than just your garden variety victory. "This was a good game to win because it was a..." May 13

  • Michael Brantley’s shoulder is giving him problems again

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians rested Brantley on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of Thursday's scheduled off-day. The left fielder's shoulder was not bouncing back in ideal fashion, as Brantley felt extra fatigue in accordance with increased playing time. Brantley is expected to take batting practice on Friday. The..." May 13

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Astros outlast Indians in 16-inning game

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- In the span of one homestand Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez went from zero career home runs with men on base to two, including one on Wednesday that produced dizzying levels of euphoria. Gonzalez smacked his second career walk-off home run in the 16th inning, a two-run..." May 11

  • Bauer, Indians blank Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- At some point the sample size becomes large enough to take notice, to ponder if there is something brewing in the numbers. Right-hander Trevor Bauer continued his mastery of the Houston Astros with seven shutout innings as the Cleveland Indians squared the three-game series with a..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Salazar one of baseball's best pitchers so far in 2016

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Cleveland Indians are still stuck in an offensive lull, but performances like Trevor Bauer's Tuesday allow them to compete regardless. Another dominant start could be on tap Wednesday with Danny Salazar on the mound for the series finale with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid..." May 11

  • Fiers pitches Astros past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Of the myriad issues that undermined the Astros in April, their starting pitching ranked atop the list, which makes the starts delivered by Collin McHugh and Mike Fiers in succession promising. Fiers outdueled Corey Kluber and produced his best start of the season as the Houston..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Indians' Tomlin raises record to 5-0

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND - He is not the most physically imposing pitcher in the league, and certainly not the hardest thrower. But in five starts this year Josh Tomlin is 5-0. Tomlin pitched six innings to keep his perfect record intact and Mike Napoli homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4,..." May 08

  • Morales, Kennedy give Royals shot in arm

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This was exactly what the struggling Kansas City Royals needed. Lockdown pitching and plenty of hitting. The result was a 7-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday at Progressive Field. "It was just what the doctor ordered for us," Royals manager Ned Yost said...." May 07

  • Salazar pitches Indians to win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians' starting rotation is starting to flex its muscles, and the wins are starting to follow. Danny Salazar became the latest starter to dominate as he pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings to help lead Cleveland to a 7-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals..." May 06

  • Indians continue early season success over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers have been a major headache for the Cleveland Indians in recent years. This year might be different. Trevor Bauer and four relievers combined on a five-hitter and Michael Brantley had four hits as the Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with a..." May 05

  • Kluber, Indians blank Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus could only shrug. "The whole story of this game was Corey Kluber. There wasn't much else going on," said Ausmus, after Kluber tossed a five-hit shutout, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 victory over the Tigers Wednesday night at..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

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  • Lindor's offense, defense lead Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor has the whole package, and the whole package was on full display Tuesday night. The Cleveland shortstop made a couple of outstanding plays in the field, and he also was the Indians' biggest offensive weapon in a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Progressive..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Balk is difference as Phils sweep Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In a pitchers' duel on a sloppy, wet day at Citizens Bank Park, it took Danny Salazar's duel with the pitcher's mound to help determine the winner. The Phillies took advantage of one rough inning from Salazar and won their sixth consecutive game, posting a 2-1 victory Sunday..." May 01

  • Light-hitting Galvis leads Phillies past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Two bloops fell for the Philadelphia Phillies. Two blasts by the Cleveland Indians were caught. That was ultimately the difference Saturday night, as the Phillies beat the Indians 4-3 for their fifth straight victory. The second of the bloops, off the bat of..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Phillies defeat Indians on Howard's walkoff homer in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' elder statesmen, said the energy is somehow different on a young, rebuilding club. On Friday night, the 36-year-old Howard provided a jolt of his own, hitting a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Phillies..." April 29

  • Indians Designate Ross Detwiler, Activate Tommy Hunter

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced on Friday that they’ve activated right-hander Tommy Hunter off the disabled list and designated lefty Ross Detwiler for assignment in order to clear a spot on the active roster. Detwiler, 30, signed a minor league deal with Cleveland and made the club out of Spring..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Indians grind out win vs. Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't pretty for the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, but they count just the same in the standings. The Indians overcame a pair of errors and an early deficit, getting three hits from Carlos Santana and three RBIs from Francisco Lindor in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota..." April 28

  • Deja vu: Another walk-off win for Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Doing some of their best work late in the game, the Minnesota Twins came up with yet another clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday at Target Field. For the second consecutive night, the Twins walked off the Cleveland Indians, this time winning 5-4 on a one-out..." April 27

  • Arcia's homer lifts Twins past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Having played 16 innings a day earlier, the Minnesota Twins faced the prospect of going to extra innings yet again on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. Oswaldo Arcia had other plans. The Twins' powerful left fielder crushed a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the..." April 26

  • Francisco Lindor reveals his crush on Hannah Montana

    Larry Brown Sports "Francisco Lindor’s secret is out. Not only did the 22-year-old Cleveland Indians shortstop reveal he listens to Miley Cyrus, but he also revealed his crush on the singer/actress. Lindor was a guest on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” Monday and was asked about a song he listens to that he..." April 26

  • Indians without Carrasco for 4-6 weeks after hamstring injury

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians have put right-hander Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and he's expected to miss 4-6 weeks. " April 25

  • Indians complete sweep of Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Their starting pitcher left the field grimacing as the team's trainers helped him back to the dugout. Fortunately for the Cleveland Indians, they had a former starter to call upon and rescue their bid to sweep the Detroit Tigers. Trevor Bauer warmed up quickly and provided 3 1/3..." April 24

  • Carrasco helped off field with hamstring injury after awkward play

    The Score "Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco had to be helped off the field in the third inning of Sunday's series finale against the Detroit Tigers after suffering a left hamstring injury on an awkward play at first base. With one out in the bottom of the third, the 29-year-old ran to cover..." April 24

  • Kluber, Indians overpower Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Corey Kluber finally enjoyed the luxury of pitching with a lead. That cushion had Kluber flashing his old Cy Young Award form. Kluber collected his first victory of the season and Yan Gomes tied his career high by driving in five runs as the Cleveland Indians overwhelmed the..." April 23