Indians Rumors & News

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer seeks return of stolen drone

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Indians pitcher, and noted drone aficionado, Trevor Bauer took to Twitter seeking the return of his remote-controlled device stolen from a local park Monday night. Bauer posted a message Tuesday asking the individual who stole his drone, named "Iron Man," to return the device in a..." September 26

  • Major League Baseball wants you to look at a screen while you’re at the ballpark

    Hardball Talk "During the debate last week involving expanded netting at major league ballparks, the familiar refrain from the anti-netting crowd rung out: “hey, netting wouldn’t be necessary if you simply paid attention!” These folks get particularly upset at the idea of people looking at their phones or..." September 25

  • Indians moving Mike Clevinger to bullpen for playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians are moving Mike Clevinger to the bullpen for the playoffs, manager Terry Francona announced on Saturday. Clevinger is 11-5 with a 3.13 ERA this season, so it’s somewhat of a surprise that he won’t be in the postseason rotation. The Indians have Corey Kluber, Carlos..." September 24

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Indians' Brantley to remain shut down for 7-10 days

    CBS Sports "At 37-10, the Cleveland Indians have baseball's best record since Aug. 1, and they've done that without one of their best hitters. Left fielder Michael Brantley has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a right ankle injury. On Wednesday afternoon the Indians announced on update on Brantley, and it..." September 20

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Cleveland Indians' clear Jason Kipnis to play CF; shelve Brandon Guyer with sprained wrist

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis was cleared by the Indians' medical staff on Saturday to return to play. He'll start in center field on Sunday as he attempts to return to the position he played at Arizona State before being drafted by the Indians in 2009. Kipnis has been on the disabled..." September 17

  • Losing pitcher Trevor Bauer has saddest comment about blowing streak

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Bauer has the dubious distinction of being the pitcher to lose the Cleveland Indians’ winning streak. What’s even wilder is that this was actually the second 22-game winning streak that ended on Bauer’s watch. True story. Bauer pitched at UCLA prior to being drafted No. 3 overall by..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Indians may not use Andrew Miller as much in these playoffs

    New York Post "Remember the pain Yankees fans endured last October as they watched Andrew Miller, just months removed from the famed pinstripes, dominate the Indians’ opponents en route to a near-championship? Have you noticed the Yankees, if they can survive a likely American League wild-card game, are on..." September 15

  • Indians hope to bring back Carlos Santana this winter

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Indians will try to bring back Carlos Santana, who has enhanced his free agency by hitting .309 with a 1.015 OPS since the All-Star break. It’s “just a matter of finances,” says someone close to the situation. Santana is believed to like the idea of a return, if at all possible, too,..." September 14

  • Brad Ausmus rips Indians broadcasters for insinuating Tigers intentionally hit umpire

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is not happy that the Cleveland Indians’ television broadcast implied that his team conspired to intentionally hit an umpire with a pitch. In the third inning of Detroit’s 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday, Ausmus and catcher James McCann were both ejected by..." September 14

  • Cleveland Indians Set New AL Record for Consecutive Wins

    The Daily Beast "The Cleveland Indians on Wednesday set a new American League record for consecutive wins a season, breaking the previous AL record of 20 games set by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. Jay Bruce’s 2-run homer in the first inning gave the Indians enough support to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 and win..." September 13

  • Indians expected to activate Andrew Miller Thursday

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Indians are expected to activate left-handed relief pitcher Andrew Miller from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday, according to Jordan Bastian of Miller was originally placed on the disabled list back on Aug. 2 with right knee soreness. He returned on Aug. 18, only to..." September 13

  • Five coolest facts about Indians’ AL record-tying 20th straight win

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians shut out the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Tuesday night behind yet another brilliant pitching performance from Corey Kluber to win their 20th in a row, which ties the 2002 Oakland A’s for the AL record for most consecutive victories. The surging Indians are now 89-56, which is..." September 13

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Indians confident in status as World Series favorites: 'I don't see anyone beating us'

    Sporting News "The Cleveland Indians are not only on the verge of entering the record books after their 19th win in a row Monday, but the club also looks like the certain team to beat come October — and they know it. “I don’t see any team out there, American League or National League, better than us,”..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Indians will test Jason Kipnis in center field following Bradley Zimmer's injury

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians, in the wake of center fielder Bradley Zimmer's broken left hand, will test All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis in center field. The Indians drafted Kipnis out of Arizona State as an outfielder in 2009, but quickly shifted him to second base. "We're always trying to turn something..." September 12

  • Bradley Zimmer Suffers Broken Bone In Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "Indians manager Terry Francona says outfielder Bradley Zimmer has a broken bone in his hand,’s Jordan Bastian tweets. To be precise, Zimmer has fractured the fourth metacarpal on his left hand, as Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal tweets. The injury occurred when Zimmer slid into..." September 11

  • Indians defeat Orioles to run winning streak to 18 games

    Hardball Talk "Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 effective innings against the Orioles on Sunday night, helping the Indians extend their winning streak to 18 games. The Indians won 3-2 as the bullpen pitched in to collect the final eight outs. Jose Ramirez opened the scoring with an RBI ground out in the first..." September 11

  • Indians' 15th win in row means company will rebate $1.7M to customers

    ESPN "A win by the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night resulted in a local company rebating customers who spent $1.7 million on window installation, siding, doors and other services. Universal Windows Direct offered a promotion during all of July that any customer who did business with the company..." September 08

  • Indians Move Danny Salazar To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians are moving right-hander Danny Salazar to the bullpen, writes Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Salazar lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his first start off the disabled list due to inflammation in his right elbow. To call the 2017 campaign and up-and-down year for..." September 08

  • Indians, Diamondbacks make MLB history

    Sportsnaut "With their wins on Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks bumped their winning streaks up to 14 and 13 games, respectively. Two teams carrying simultaneous winning streaks of that length isn’t just rare, it’s actually unprecedented. Elias Sports Bureau responded, adding even..." September 07

  • Indians demote Adam Plutko

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko down to Single-A Lynchburg, according to the club. Demoting a player from Triple-A to Single-A is not common, but Plutko has struggled so mightily at Triple-A Columbus that the Indians made the rare of sending him down two..." September 04

  • Indians call up top prospect Francisco Mejia

    WKYC "Francisco Mejia is on his way to Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they have called up the minor league catcher, who ranks as the No. 1 prospect in the team's organization. Friday marks the start of expanded September rosters for Major League Baseball, in which teams can..." September 01

  • Yankees acquire minor-league catcher Erik Kratz from Indians ahead of suspension appeals

    New York Daily News "Likely needing help behind the plate, the Yankees traded for Indians minor-league catcher Erik Kratz in exchange for cash considerations on Thursday, the team announced. Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine are both expected to have their suspension appeals heard on Friday. Sanchez got four games..." August 31

  • Indians owner Dolan 'not exactly aligned' with MLB about logo "The battle over Chief Wahoo continues to be waged, though according to Indians owner Paul Dolan, the club and the league still do not see eye-to-eye. Dolan, speaking to 1590 WAKR’s Ray Horner as part of their speaker series at St. George Fellowship Centre in Fairlawn, indicated that the Indians..." August 31

  • Jay Bruce is ‘absolutely’ open to coming back to the Mets

    New York Post "Jay Bruce appears to be on his way to the postseason — just not with the team he expected it to be with. And even though he’s in Cleveland, Bruce still is keeping an eye on the Mets — and continues to be stunned by his former team’s misfortune. Asked if he’d ever seen a team so beset by..." August 29

  • Indians' Miller shut down 5-7 days

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Indians left-handed relief pitcher Andrew Miller hit the disabled list on Tuesday with what the team labeled as right knee patella tendinitis. On Friday, the team released an update regarding the seasoned southpaw while stating: “After follow up examination and multiple opinions,..." August 25

  • Farrell: 'Fairly obvious' Kluber was sending a message with pitch to Nunez

    CSN New England "The Indians might have come to the plate in the eighth inning still trailing 1-0 on Wednesday night were it not for Corey Kluber's apparent ego. Kluber, an amazing pitcher, had none on and two out in the eighth when Brock Holt drew a walk in an excellent at-bat, after Kluber held a 1-2..." August 25

  • Eduardo Nunez thinks it 'wasn't professional' if Corey Kluber hit him intentionally

    WEEI Boston "When Corey Kluber drilled Eduardo Nunez with a fastball on Wednesday night, it sure looked intentional. If it was, Nunez has a problem with it. Kluber hit Nunez after the Red Sox second baseman had taken a vicious hack at a 2-0 pitch, falling over in the batter's box. Mookie Betts then made..." August 25

  • Jason Kipnis latest Cleveland Indians' player to return to DL; Erik Gonzalez recalled

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On Tuesday, pitchers Andrew Miller and Danny Salazar returned to the 10-day disabled list. On Wednesday they were joined by second baseman Jason Kipnis. The Indians placed Kipnis on the DL for the third time this season. Kipnis reinjured his right hamstring while running out a grounder in the..." August 23

  • Danny Salazar Placed on 10-Day DL by Indians Due to Elbow Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday that they placed pitcher Danny Salazar on the 10-day disabled list because of elbow inflammation. Salazar is in his fifth MLB season (fourth full), and he earned his first All-Star appearance in 2016. He has not been as strong in 2017, however. He's..." August 22

  • Andrew Miller Placed on 10-Day DL by Indians Due to Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Indians bullpen suffered a setback Tuesday when star reliever Andrew Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with patellar tendinitis for the second time since the All-Star break. He first landed on the disabled list Aug. 2 due to patellar tendinitis in his right knee before..." August 22

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Corey Kluber Suffers Ankle Injury vs. Royals

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is dealing with injury issues again after leaving Friday's start against the Kansas City Royals with a sprained right ankle, according to's Paul Hoynes. Hoynes later noted Kluber did not suffer a high ankle sprain and could potentially make..." August 19

  • X-rays negative for Indians MVP candidate Jose Ramirez after pitch hits his forearm

    CBS Sports "The first-place Indians avoided a big blow Thursday, it appears. Third baseman and All-Star Jose Ramirez left Cleveland's game against the Twins immediately after being hit by a pitch in his right forearm. He was visibly in pain, met with team medical personnel for a quick second and then left the..." August 18

  • Indians' MVP candidate Jose Ramirez exits game after pitch hits his right forearm

    CBS Sports "The first-place Indians may have suffered a big blow. Time will tell once Jose Ramirez has a chance to be examined, but he left Thursday afternoon's game against the Twins immediately after being hit by a pitch in his right forearm. He was visibly in pain, met with team medical personnel for a..." August 17

  • Miller to be activated from DL on Friday "Andrew Miller has shouldered a heavy load for the Indians since joining the team last summer. Cleveland is hoping that his recent stint on the shelf not only helped him get over the right knee issue that had been ailing him but also allowed him to take a deep breath. Come Friday in Kansas City,..." August 17

  • Miller expected to rejoin Indians on Friday "In the midst of a four-city, 10-game road trip, the Indians had some encouraging news on the prospects of All-Star reliever Andrew Miller rejoining the group before it's all said and done. Out since Aug. 3 with patella tendinitis in his right knee, the left-hander threw bullpen sessions Friday..." August 15

  • Edwin Encarnacion: 'I was surprised' Red Sox didn't make offer

    WEEI Boston "When Edwin Encarnacion sat down with his agent, Paul Kinzer, to strategize the slugger's plan heading into free agency after the 2016 season, three teams were surfaced by the player as preferred destinations: Toronto, Boston and another team. (No, that third club wasn't the Yankees.) David..." August 15

  • Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis leaves game with tight right hamstring

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians can't seem to stay healthy. Second baseman Jason Kipnis, who just came off the disabled list on Sunday, left Thursday night's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field in the fourth inning with a tight right hamstring. Kipnis was on the disabled list from July 9 through Sunday with..." August 11

  • Yankees made run at Jay Bruce, but Mets didn’t pull trigger

    New York Post "After being mostly shunned at the non-waiver deadline, Jay Bruce was pursued by two AL teams with playoff aspirations and more. The Yankees were not only one of those teams, they had agreed to send the two prospects requested by the Mets in exchange for the Mets eating a piece of the roughly $5..." August 10

  • The Cleveland Indians had no choice but to acquire Jay Bruce from New York Mets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The waiting game is over for the Indians. Enter Jay Bruce, who until Wednesday night was the property of the New York Mets. The Indians were reluctant to make a big trade for a hitter before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline because they felt injured right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall and..." August 10

  • Indians' Brantley exits game with sprained right ankle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Michael Brantley sat still in the outfield grass, as if he were ready to host a picnic. There was no feast in left field, however. No blanket, no basket, no ants. Brantley suffered what the Indians termed a right ankle sprain in the fifth inning of Tuesday's win against the Rockies. He..." August 09

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