Indians Rumors & News

  • Tigers' Tuesday night game vs. Indians postponed

    Detroit News "Yes, the Tigers and Indians could’ve played baseball Tuesday night. But in the end, they decided there was no reason to put the fans through that misery. With temperatures in the low 30s, and expected to dip even lower into the evening, the Tigers postponed the first game of a three-game..." April 16

  • Indians activate Michael Bourn from disabled list "Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was activated from the 15-day disabled Tuesday, the club announced. As a corresponding move, Nyjer Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn, 31, injured his hamstring in spring training and has yet to take part in the 2014 regular season. It's the..." April 15

  • Alexei Ramirez hits walk-off homer to top Indians

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox trump card so far this young season is their offensive weaponry, and manager Robin Ventura's crew has been dealing. Alexei Ramirez provided the ninth-inning heroics Sunday with a dramatic two-run walk-off homer for a 4-3 victory over the Indians at rain-soaked U.S. Cellular..." April 14

  • David Murphy, Ryan Raburn lead Cleveland Indians past White Sox, 12-6

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson’s ownership of the White Sox is apparently over, but Ryan Raburn still has his name on their lease. That’s a good thing for the Indians, who scrambled to a 12-6 victory Saturday over Chicago at windswept U.S. Cellular Field. Masterson went 4-0 against Chicago last year. Two..." April 13

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Bourn will play Sunday in Akron before joining Tribe in Detroit on Tuesday.

  • White Sox’ bats bail out Chris Sale in victory against Indians

    Chicago Sun-Times "In the past, a five-inning outing in which he allowed three runs probably would mean a loss for Chris Sale. It didn’t Friday night. Sale (3-0) lasted only five innings, allowing three runs (all in the fifth) and six hits while striking out five. That qualifies as the worst of Sale’s three..." April 12

  • White Sox finally find a way to beat the Indians

    CSN Chicago "That streak, a hideous run of baseball that seemed to define the 2013 White Sox, is over. Courtesy of Thursday’s 7-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Cleveland Indians that dated back to April 24, 2013. At least for a day, the White Sox can..." April 11

  • Behind Erlin, Padres win to avoid sweep

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ten days passed before Robbie Erlin stepped onto the mound for his first start of the season. The wait was worth it. Faced with the prospect of a sweep to close a disappointing road trip, the 23-year-old left-hander paired six strong innings with a rare timely hit from his offense’s slumbering..." April 10

  • Padres avoid sweep in Cleveland

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ten days passed before Robbie Erlin stepped onto the mound for his first start of the season. The wait was worth it. Faced with the prospect of a sweep to close a disappointing road trip, the 23-year-old left-hander paired six strong innings with a rare timely hit from his offense’s slumbering..." April 10

  • Zach McAllister twirls a gem as Indians blank Padres, 2-0, in first game of double header

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Zach McAllister provided the perfect remedy for the Indians' starting pitching woes. And with at least 18 innings on the docket for Wednesday, McAllister's timing couldn't be better for the Tribe. The right-hander limited the Padres to five hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the new..." April 10

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians have optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to AAA Columbus. RHP CC Lee is back with Cleveland. More soon on

  • 7d
    Cleveland Indians @tribeinsider

    Michael Bourn slated to continue rehab in AA Akron tomorrow as they open at home against Bowie. Giambi slated for Friday at Akron.

  • David Murphy, Corey Kluber help Indians defeat Padres, 8-6

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians' rotation returned to quality and David Murphy remained seriously locked in, the combination fueling an 8-6 victory over the Padres on Tuesday at Progressive Field. Right-hander Corey Kluber allowed three runs in six innings and Murphy drove in four as the Tribe won the first of a..." April 09

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    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    Game rained out. Traditional doubleheader on Wednesday.

  • Twins 10, Indians 7: Very Hit, Such Offense

    Twinkie Town "Six games into 2014, and the Minnesota Twins have scored 39 runs. Consistency in producing runs is definitely going to be an issue this summer, but the Twins have blown it out of the water so far. And who do we have to thank for it? Trevor Plouffe, Chris Colabello, Jason Kubel, and Kurt Suzuki...." April 07

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    #Dodgers today acquired Colt Hynes from CLE in exchange for Duke von Schamann. Hynes was added to the 40-man roster and optioned to AAA.

  • Twins beat Cleveland for Gardenhire's 1,000th career victory

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kyle Gibson re-lauched what he hopes will be a long major-league career on Saturday. Ron Gardenhire reached a milestone in his own. Gibson allowed only one run over five innings, pitching Minnesota to a 7-3 victory over the Indians. It was Gardenhire’s 1,000th career victory, making him the..." April 06

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said Indians are planning on having Giambi play in a couple Minors rehab games before DL activation. Still working through details.

  • Cleveland Indians wear down Minnesota Twins

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three-game series Friday at Progressive Field. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff, who filed from the DMan Cave in Northeast Ohio after watching the SportsTime Ohio telecast: Game: 4 Opponent:..." April 05

  • Jason Kipnis agrees to contract extension with Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis and the Indians have agreed on a six-year $52.5 million extension with a club option for a seventh year. The team announced the deal Friday morning, just hours before the home opener against the Twins at Progressive Field. Here is the breakdown: $1..." April 05

  • Indians earn redemption in 6-4 victory over Oakland to gain split

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The great thing about baseball is that redemption is always right around the corner. Sometimes it's as close as the next at bat. Michael Brantley made an error in the seventh inning Wednesday night that helped Oakland take a 4-3 lead and come oh so close to a doubleheader sweep at" April 03

  • A's cruise to win over Indians in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "Scott Kazmir’s debut with the Oakland A’s was everything he and his new team could have hoped for, and then some. The left-hander was dominant over 7 1/3 shutout innings as the A’s beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 in the opener of the first day/night doubleheader ever played at the..." April 03

  • A's-Indians game rained out

    San Jose Mercury News "The A's and the Indians second game of the season Tuesday at the Coliseum has been rained out. The teams will play a day/night doubleheader Wednesday, the first game starting at 12:35 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. The A's will go with Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez in the doubleheader while..." April 02

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: FA RHP Brett Myers is taking the year off, but is not retired. Will seek a deal next offseason.

  • Three MLB pitchers primed for a breakout in 2014 "Finding an undervalued arm before he catches fire is one the keys to betting early-season baseball. The mathematical masterminds at NumberFire have dug deep into their MLB analytics and predict three hurlers who have the stats on their side and look primed for a big breakout in 2014: Scott..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Cleveland Indians strike late to beat A's in season opener, 2-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Baseball’s hot spot – expanded use of instant replay and the new rules preventing home plate collisions – came together Monday night to slap the Indians in the face in the season opener. No worries. The Indians have been slapped around plenty in their long history and Monday night they bounced..." April 01

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    George Kottaras signs with indians. minor-league deal but seemingly good chance to be up soon.

  • Cleveland Indians place Jason Giambi on 15-day disabled list

    Fansided "The Cleveland Indians will open up the 2014 regular season on the road in a three game series tomorrow night against the Oakland Athletics. But before they get this show on the road, they’ll make a couple roster moves. They have placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list, a..." March 30

  • Young Indians catcher Gomes has six-year, $23 million deal "The Indians have an agreement with promising young catcher Yan Gomes, according to sources. The agreement, pending a physical, is for $23 million over six years. The contract is the largest ever pre-arbitration deal for a catcher, breaking the mark of Carlos Santana, the man Gomes..." March 30

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Does appear #Rays have lost RHP Mark Lowe, who is signing a minor league deal with #indians

  • Blake Wood learns in unique way that he made Indians roster

    Fox Sports "There are a variety of ways in which players have found out they have made an Opening Day roster for the first time. Not many though have found out like Indians pitcher Blake Wood. It was during a pitching change in the seventh inning of Monday's spring training game against the Reds that the..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Jason Giambi DID NOT receive a $100,000 retention bonus as I reported Tuesday. He will be placed on big-league DL Sunday.

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said today that Santana is the Tribe's third baseman. It won't be a platoon situation with Chisenhall. Santana also backup catcher.

  • 22d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    More Indians news: Bourn on DL; Chisenhall makes club, Lee, Bauer to Triple-A, LaHair, Carlin, Cooper reassigned, Harang released.

  • 23d
    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    The #Indians informed RHP Aaron Harang that he will not make the big league club.

  • 24d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Antonetti: Elliot Johnson and Vinnie Pestano have made the team. Jeff Francoeur and Matt Carson did not.

  • Kipnis and Indians set Opening Day as deadline for negotiations "Jason Kipnis and the Indians are locked in contract negotiations, but time is runnoing short. The two sides haven't agreed on a deal yet but they have agreed one thing: If there's no deal by Opening Day, they'll wait until the next offseason to resume talks. That means there are 10 days to go..." March 22

  • Indians sign former top prospect Adam Miller to minors deal

    Hardball Talk "As first reported by Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1110, the Indians have signed former top prospect Adam Miller to a minor league contract. Miller, a right-handed pitcher with experience as a starter and reliever, was selected 31st overall by the Tribe in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft and was..." March 19

  • Nick Swisher got in Kenny Lofton’s face at the Indians’ Fan Fest

    Hardball Talk "If this was reported at the time I missed it, but Anthony Castrovince of has an interesting story about a dustup between former Indians great Kenny Lofton and current Indians leader Nick Swisher back in January. The upshot: following Lofton’s comments that the 2013 Indians weren’t truly..." March 18

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    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    #Indians OF Nyjer Morgan is anxious to get back to playing...he's doing a ton of activities, just not cleared yet to play in games.

  • Indians' Jason Giambi has fractured rib, out 3-4 weeks

    Akron Beacon Journal "Indians first baseman/designated hitter Jason Giambi has been diagnosed with a small non-displaced rib fracture on his right side and will be out three to four weeks, the Tribe announced Thursday. Giambi was hurt when he was hit by an Edwin Jackson pitch in the third inning Friday against the..." March 14

  • Indians Corey Kluber gets No.2 job in rotation

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Things can change quickly in life and baseball. Last spring training Corey Kluber didn’t even make the opening day roster. After throwing four innings against the Padres on Wednesday, Kluber was told by manager Terry Francona that he’ll be pitching the second game of the season on April 1..." March 13

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said UTIL Ryan Raburn (left knee) might be cleared to play on Monday. The manager quickly added that it's subject to change.

  • Manny Ramirez still wants to play "While major leaguers are preparing in Arizona and Florida for the 2014 season, Manny Ramirez has set up his own training camp at a community park in the Miami area of Hialeah. The 41-year-old doesn't have a team, but he keeps the word "retirement" out of his mind for now. Ramirez, a veteran..." March 07

  • Carlos Santana looks uneasy at 3B

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is the 25th day of spring training for the Indians. It has officially become Groundhog Day, where every day is just like the one before it. The season opener against the A’s in Oakland is 23 days away. So let’s start observing. 1. Crossroads at the hot corner? The Indians knew this..." March 07

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    #Indians announce infielders Jose Ramirez and Jesus Aguilar have signed one-year deals.