Indians Rumors & News

  • Indians Terry Francona says Danny Salazar is moving to bullpen

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says that right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar will be moving to the bullpen, according to the Indians’ official Twitter account. Salazar will most likely be available in relief by Wednesday. The 27-year-old has been struggling mightily this season...." May 28

  • Danny Salazar could be moved to bullpen?

    Larry Brown Sports "Danny Salazar’s nightmarish season may cost him his spot in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation for the time being. Paul Hoynes of reports on Saturday that “indications are” the Indians could be moving the right-hander to the bullpen. The 27-year-old Salazar, who made the..." May 28

  • Carlos Santana expected to become free agent

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians entered the season with hopes of signing Carlos Santana to a contract extension, but things may be changing on that front. Jon Heyman reported in a column for Fan Rag Sports that the Indians haven’t talked about an extension with Santana and that the belief is he will..." May 27

  • Cleveland Indians activate outfielder Austin Jackson from 10-day disabled list

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians' outfield has gotten slightly healthier. The club activated Austin Jackson from the 10-day disabled list on Friday. He'll fill the vacancy created when Lonnie Chisenhall landed on the seven-day concussion DL on Thursday. Jackson was scheduled to start in right field for Triple-A..." May 26

  • The Indians are unveiling a Frank Robinson statue on Sunday

    Hardball Talk "The Cleveland Indians will unveil a Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field on Saturday. Robinson’s tenure in Cleveland was not long, but it was historic. On April 8, 1975, he became the first African-American manager in Major League history. He was a player-manager. One of the last ones, in..." May 26

  • Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Sits out Wednesday with head injury

    CBS Sports "Chisenhall was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a possible head injury, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. It's unclear what the Indians mean by a "possible head injury", but more information should come forth after the game's conclusion." May 25

  • Chisenhall placed on 7-day concussion DL "The Indians' depleted outfield got even thinner on Thursday, when Lonnie Chisenhall was shelved with what manager Terry Francona described as a lower-grade concussion. Cleveland placed Chisenhall on Major League Baseball's seven-day concussion list -- retroactive to Tuesday. With Thursday's..." May 25

  • Ten MLB players not living up to the hype

    Yardbarker "Entering every season, many MLB players are hyped for various reasons. Some are youngsters finally coming up to the show. Others are stars coming off of an injury or a career year. Plenty of MLB players entered 2017 with loads of hype, and more than a few are not living up to it. So, who are..." May 25

  • Terry Francona: Encarnacion is 'getting more dangerous' "The Indians have been waiting for big offseason acquisition Edwin Encarnacion to let his power emerge. Encarnacion broke it out in a big way on Tuesday as he slugged two home runs in Cleveland's 8-7 win over the Reds to help split the two Ohio Cup games at Great American Ball Park. "I think..." May 24

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Rays Acquire Michael Martinez, Place Brad Miller On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays have acquired infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez from the Indians in exchange for cash or a player to be named later and placed fellow infielder Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list due to a left abdominal strain. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Martinez, Tampa Bay..." May 18

  • Cleveland Indians OF Abraham Almonte Out 3-5 Weeks

    CBS Cleveland "Cleveland Indians OF Abraham Almonte was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday, and was re-evaluated on Tuesday. Almonte underwent an MRI to his right arm/shoulder area, revealing a high grade strain to his biceps tendon. According to the Indians, Almonte “will be shut down from activity and is..." May 17

  • Indians secure 8-7 win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Three of the Cleveland Indians' best pitchers had uncharacteristically poor outings, but two home runs provided by their hitters led the way to an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night at Progressive Field. Lonnie Chisenhall and Francisco Lindor hit home runs on a..." May 16

  • Indians' Carlos Carrasco leaves Monday's start with pectoral tightness

    CBS Sports "Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco wasn't quite himself on Monday night, and he ended up leaving the game with athletic trainers after 3 2/3 innings. The Indians have announced that it was left pectoral (chest muscle) tightness that chased Carrasco. Carrasco was a bit more wild than..." May 16

  • Rays hit 5 homers in win vs. Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians' pitchers have allowed the fewest home runs in the American League, but Tuesday night at Progressive Field, they allowed the most long balls in a homer-filled game. The Tampa Bay Rays belted five home runs, two by Corey Dickerson, in a 6-4 victory over the..." May 16

  • Indians Promote Bradley Zimmer, Designate Carlos Frias

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have purchased the contract of top outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer, per a club announcement. To create 40-man roster space, the team designated righty Carlos Frias. " May 16

  • Terry Francona trolls Rays manager Kevin Cash by posting stats on jumbotron

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays will play the first game of a three-game series at Progressive Field on Monday. The Indians are in second place in the AL Central at 19-17. The Rays, meanwhile, are in fourth place in the AL East at 19-21. Indians manager Terry Francona and Rays manager..." May 15

  • Indians' Brandon Guyer: Out 4-6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Guyer (wrist) is expected to miss four-to-six weeks due to his left wrist sprain, Jordan Bastian of reports. Guyer's injury ended up being much more serious than the team initially expected, meaning that he'll now likely be shelved into mid-June. It's unclear when Guyer will begin any..." May 15

  • Indians ace Corey Kluber yet to throw off a mound

    Akron Beacon Journal "Indians ace Corey Kluber still does not have a timetable for a return from a strained lower back. Kluber left his start on May 2 against the Detroit Tigers with a stiff back, something that he had been dealing with for most of the season. He had pitched through the discomfort up to that point,..." May 13

  • Twins handcuff Indians again in 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This was the Jose Berrios that Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was hoping to see. "You've got to be excited about a performance like that," Molitor said. Berrios pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, combining with two relievers to give up three hits, and Max Kepler homered..." May 13

  • Twins, Santana shut down Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Nobody was more surprised by the final score than the winning manager. "You don't expect a 1-0 game in this park, but we'll take it. This is a good win for us," Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Ervin Santana pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and..." May 12

  • Jays walk off on Indians with Goins' hit

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- This was the kind of game the Toronto Blue Jays had been losing during their painful early-season struggles. They fell behind the Cleveland Indians by four runs Wednesday, then came back to win 8-7 when Ryan Goins singled with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Indians owner: Wahoo transition is happening 'faster than we've ever liked'

    CBS Sports "It's been a while since we've heard anything new about Chief Wahoo -- the Cleveland Indians logo that is arguably the most controversial in sports. Recently, however, Cleveland owner Paul Dolan spoke at Temple Emanu El Brotherhood, and touched upon the topic, and attributed the pace at which..." May 11

  • Carrasco, Gomes lead Indians over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Cleveland Indians are not scoring many runs of late. The way Carlos Carrasco pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, he did not need many. With catcher Yan Gomes padding the score by belting a three-run homer in the eighth inning, the Indians ended a..." May 09

  • Stroman, Goins help Jays post 4-2 win over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Marcus Stroman got the win, but Kevin Pillar earned the primary assist. The Toronto Blue Jays center fielder made a diving catch on a ball hit over his head by Jose Ramirez to end the sixth inning with two Cleveland Indians on base and preserve what was then a four-run lead...." May 08

  • Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion excited about return to Toronto

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Edwin Encarnacion says he’ll be ready for anything when he returns to Toronto on Monday night with the Indians for a three-game series against his old team. “The fans used to like me there, but I don’t know,” said Encarnacion, when asked what kind of reception he’s expecting. “We’ll have to..." May 08

  • Five Indians pitchers put together 1-hit shutout

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Corey Kluber is missed, of course, by the Cleveland Indians, but it is certainly a nice luxury to have a fill-in like Mike Clevinger. Clevinger allowed one hit over 5 2/3 innings as the Indians blanked the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Sunday. That was the only hit the..." May 07

  • Hosmer's two-run homer helps Royals beat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway went to the mound to strategize on how to pitch to Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning. The strategy backfired miserably. Hosmer hit a two-out, two-run homer to give Kansas City the lead in a 3-1 victory over the Indians on..." May 06

  • Santana, Lindor fuel Indians past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Royals went to back-to-back World Series in 2014-15, their bullpen ranked second to none. That is no longer the absolute. Kansas City relievers Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera gave up three runs in the final two innings as the Cleveland Indians rallied to..." May 06

  • Tigers Versus Indians Game Postponed

    CBS Detroit "Today’s scheduled game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date. All paid tickets for today’s game will be honored for the makeup date. No ticket exchange is necessary. Please visit for..." May 04

  • Ramirez, Carrasco lead Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Carlos Carrasco didn't feel his best, but he still had enough stamina to deliver a quality start for the Cleveland Indians. Carrasco tossed six strong innings and the Indians edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday at Comerica Park. Battling a fever, Carrasco limited the Tigers..." May 03

  • Indians place Corey Kluber on the disabled list

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have placed righty Corey Kluber on the 10-day DL with lower back discomfort, per a team announcement. He’ll be replaced for the time being by righty Joe Colon. Kluber has reportedly been dealing with the back issue throughout the early portion of the season, so it seems the hope is..." May 03

  • Corey Kluber exits Tuesday's Indians-Tigers game early because of lower back discomfort

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber lasted only three innings at Comerica Park on Tuesday, as he departed early because of lower back discomfort. By the time the Tribe ace exited, the Tigers had already tagged him for five runs on seven hits. It's the second straight start in Detroit in which Kluber has made a..." May 03

  • Collins' homer helps Tigers defeat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers know things are going their way when Victor Martinez can lay down a bunt and beat it out for a single. Martinez has been seeing over-shifted infielders long before defensive shifts became commonplace. So Monday night in the fifth inning, he led off against..." May 02

  • Cabrera homers in return to lift Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera had one major complaint about his return from the disabled list. "Too cold," he said with a grin. The temperature might have hovered around 45 degrees but Cabrera wasted no time heating up. He hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers won their third..." May 02

  • Indians rout Mariners as Lindor, Brantley homer

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Eight-run innings are a manager's best friend, and Terry Francona enjoyed the Cleveland Indians' third inning on Sunday at Progressive Field. Francisco Lindor had two hits, including a home run and three RBIs, and Michael Brantley capped an eight-run third inning with a home run..." April 30

  • Indians' four first-inning runs hold up in 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- What started out looking like a slugfest turned into nothing of the sort. Fast. In a game in which everything happened in the first inning, the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday at Progressive Field. Cleveland starter Danny Salazar (2-2) gave up..." April 29

  • Cano, Gamel power Mariners past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Sometimes a loss can be a wakeup call. The Seattle Mariners had one on Tuesday and they've been wide awake ever since. On Friday night at Progressive Field, Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel each homered and Ariel Miranda gave up one run and two hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Mariners..." April 28

  • Lindor homer leads Indians past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- In a dramatic conclusion to a three-game series, Francisco Lindor's two-out, two-run home run in the seventh inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night at Progressive Field. "Sometimes you need good players to step up," said..." April 27

  • Cleveland Indians fans want Browns to draft Myles Garrett No. 1; after that, it's complicated

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As far as Cleveland Indians fans are concerned, the choice for the Browns with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft is obvious: Take Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. After that, it's a toss up. Prior to Wednesday's Indians vs. Houston Astros game at Progressive Field, we asked Tribe fans..." April 27

  • Indians hold on for 7-6 win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Like a couple of heavyweight boxers, the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros threw haymakers at each other for nine innings Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Three times the Astros came back from three-run deficits to make it a one-run game, but the Indians managed to fight..." April 26

  • Keuchel shuts down Indians in Astros' win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Houston Astros are bruised and battered -- but winning a lot. Dallas Keuchel pitched his first complete game of the season, and Josh Reddick had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive..." April 25

  • Steve Delabar among three suspended after testing positive

    Hardball Talk "Three players were suspended on Monday after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. They are: Indians pitcher Steve Delabar, Mariners pitcher Jonathan Aro, and free agent pitcher Jeffry Hernandez. Aro got a 50-game suspension while the other two were handed 80-game..." April 24

  • 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