Indians Rumors & News

  • Indians' Kluber hoping to pitch Sunday after Friday scratch

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber, who was scratched from Friday's start because of lingering neck discomfort, is hopeful to return to the mound Sunday. Kluber said his neck felt better after playing catch Thursday at Progressive Field during the Indians' off day. Trevor Bauer is starting..." July 21

  • Indians Place Boone Logan On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have placed southpaw Boone Logan on the 10-day DL, according to a club announcement. That move was largely expected after he departed his most recent appearance with what is being labeled a lat strain. Logan is expected to miss “significant time,” per skipper Terry Francona, via..." July 21

  • Cleveland Indians looking at reacquiring Asdrubal Cabrera

    WKYC "As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the Indians may be looking to add a familiar face to their roster. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Tribe is interested in acquiring New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who previously played in Cleveland for eight seasons. Crasnick said the..." July 21

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Danny Salazar's next start could be with the Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It sounds as if Danny Salazar will soon be reunited with the Indians’ starting rotation. When that happens, somebody has to go. Salazar, who has been on the disabled list since June 6 with a sore right shoulder, threw six scoreless innings Sunday in a rehab start for Class AAA Columbus against..." July 18

  • Indians reportedly have interest in Sonny Gray

    Larry Brown Sports "The market for Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray is heating up, with another contender reportedly in the mix. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Cleveland Indians are the latest team to register at least some interest in Gray, who has been linked to a wide variety of teams. Cleveland..." July 15

  • Terry Francona says he nearly blacked out during games "Indians manager Terry Francona has put on a uniform countless times over the past few decades. When he did so again on Thursday evening, it did not feel like any other day. After a health scare forced him away from his team for more than a week, it was a moment that Francona cherished. "Heck..." July 14

  • Indians' Chisenhall headed to disabled list "Lonnie Chisenhall enjoyed a breakout showing in the first half for the Indians. His second half has already hit a snag. The Indians plan on placing Chisenhall on the disabled list on Friday, when the team will open a six-game road trip through Oakland and San Francisco. Cleveland has a..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Rob Manfred: Chief Wahoo resolution not likely until after 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "With the entire baseball world in Miami for Tuesday’s All-Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred had a press conference. During which, he was asked about a number of different things, including the controversial Chief Wahoo logo, used by the Cleveland Indians. Manfred doesn’t expect any resolution..." July 11

  • Indians place Kipnis on disabled list with hamstring strain

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians placed Jason Kipnis on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, one day after the second baseman hobbled off the field with a mild right hamstring strain. The club recalled third baseman Giovanny Urshela from Triple-A Columbus to assume Kipnis' roster spot. Erik Gonzalez replaced..." July 09

  • Francisco Lindor wants to take Derek Jeter to Chick-fil-A

    ESPN "For a 23-year-old in just his third big-league season, shortstop Francisco Lindor has accomplished a lot. In 2015, Lindor, a former first-round draft pick, was the runner-up for the AL Rookie of the Year Award. Last year, he was an All-Star, won his first Gold Glove and finished in the top 10 in..." July 09

  • Terry Francona is out of hospital after heart procedure

    Boston "Indians manager Terry Francona is resting at home following a heart procedure and four-day hospital stay. Francona was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Friday night, one day after undergoing a cardiac ablation for an irregular heartbeat. Francona returned to his downtown residence during..." July 08

  • Chris Colabello released by Indians

    Sportsnet "The Cleveland Indians have parted ways with Chris Colabello, releasing the first baseman/outfielder Saturday. Cleveland originally signed the 33-year-old to a minor league deal in December with an invitation to spring training. Colabello batted .225/.324/.333 with six home runs in 296 plate..." July 08

  • Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona undergoes heart procedure; will not manage All-Star Game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terry Francona underwent a heart procedure at Cleveland Clinic on Thursday, following several days of tests conducted to solve the mystery of what has ailed the Indians manager in recent weeks. Francona underwent a catheter ablation to correct an irregular heartbeat. He is expected to rejoin..." July 07

  • Brad Mills will manage the American League All-Star Team

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal has some news regarding both Terry Francona’s health and the American League All-Star team which he was set to manage next week. The health news: Francona underwent a catheter ablation to address an irregular heartbeat yesterday. That’s a pretty major procedure and it will..." July 07

  • Terry Francona undergoing tests at the Cleveland Clinic

    Hardball Talk "Indians manager Terry Francona left games twice last month due to dizziness and shortness of breath. He was checked out on both occasions and no serious medical issues were discovered. That’s not the end of the story, however. Yesterday Indians president Chris Antonetti told reporters that..." July 05

  • Terry Francona taken for further tests, to miss game vs. Padres

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will not manage in Tuesday night's game against the San Diego Padres because he is undergoing further tests at Cleveland Clinic. Francona, 58, left a game last week after he started to feel lightheaded and his heart rate increased, the same symptoms he..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Terry Francona wearing heart monitor in case of another ‘episode’

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the bench to manage the team’s game on Wednesday, but will do so with a heart monitor. It’s been a turbulent month for Cleveland’s manager, who’s dealt with multiple health scares." June 28

  • Terry Francona will not manage Tuesday night's game vs. Texas

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians manager Terry Francona will not be in the dugout on Tuesday night against Texas at Progressive Field. A statement from the team said Francona was evaluated by doctors at Cleveland Clinic on Monday night and Tuesday morning. The tests have ruled out any major health concerns, but..." June 27

  • Terry Francona once again leaves a game due to illness

    Hardball Talk "For the second time in two weeks, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona left a game when he wasn’t feeling well. Last night he left Cleveland’s 15-9 win over the Texas Rangers sometime before the fourth inning. He was evaluated by the medical staff and was said to be fine, but he did not..." June 27

  • Indians sign Michael Martinez to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "There’s something irresistible about Michael Martinez, at least where the Indians are concerned. Six weeks after parting ways with the utility infielder/outfielder, the Indians re-signed Martinez for the fifth time in three years, committing to a minor league contract that will see the 34-year-old..." June 25

  • Cleveland Indians' hot-hitting Jose Ramirez doesn't want to hear about days off

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona wanted to give Jose Ramirez a day off. He's started every game of this eight-game trip against the Twins and Orioles. That included Saturday's day-night doubleheader at Target Field. "I asked him if he was tired," said Francona. "I told him just tell me if you need a day..." June 23

  • Streaking Indians lose Brantley to ankle sprain

    WKYC "The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Michael Brantley on the 10-day disabled list on Monday afternoon, the team announced through its official Twitter account ahead of the first of four games against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The Indians placed Brantley on the disabled list..." June 19

  • Indians' Francona says he pitched Miller too much, flips role with Allen

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When it comes to pitchers, the Indians have one important rule. "We want to use our best pitchers as much as possible, but not too much," said manager Terry Francona. It is the thin line that every manager walks: do everything necessary to win today, but don't wear out your best arms for..." June 19

  • Jays send P Grube to Cleveland for cash

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have traded pitcher Jarrett Grube, who was playing for Triple-A Buffalo, to the Columbus Clippers in the Cleveland Indians system for cash considerations. Grube has appeared in one Major League game, throwing two-thirds of an inning and surrendering one earned run for the..." June 18

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona expected to be back in dugout Wednesday night

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Chris Antonetti, Indians president of baseball operations, said manager Terry Francona is "fine' and will be back in the dugout Wednesday night at Progressive Field for the middle game of a three-game interleague series against the Dodgers. Francona left Tuesday night's game in the late innings..." June 14

  • Dodgers Yasiel Puig on gesture toward Indians fans: 'I stooped to their level'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he reacted and stooped to the level of Cleveland Indians fans who were heckling him Tuesday when he made an obscene gesture toward the stands after hitting a home run. "It happened suddenly," Puig said through a translator after Los Angeles' 7-5 win. "It's..." June 14

  • Indians manager Terry Francona leaves Tuesday night's game with illness

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians manager Terry Francona left Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers in the late innings because he wasn't feeling well. Reporters were told of Francona's illness while they waited to hear from him following the Indians' 7-5 loss. Bench coach Brad Mills did the postgame interview in..." June 14

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Indians activate Lonnie Chisenhall from disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday activated outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the concussion disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team is sending a player right back as right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar will head to the disabled list with shoulder soreness. Chisenhall got the nod for..." June 06

  • Challenge to Indians' Chief Wahoo case moves forward in Toronto

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians could be forced to leave Chief Wahoo --- and any reference to “Indians” on their uniforms ---- at home when they next play in Toronto if a pending case brought by an indigenous rights activist prevails. Jo-Anne Pickel, an adjudicator for the Human Rights Tribunal of..." June 06

  • Indians 'leaning toward' starting Salazar on Wednesday "The Indians are still listing Wednesday's starter at Colorado as "to be determined," but manager Terry Francona said he is leaning toward going with right-hander Danny Salazar. "I think we are leaning toward that second game [against the Rockies]," Francona said. "And then, we give J.T. [Josh..." June 03

  • Court dismisses STD lawsuit against Edwin Encarnacion

    Toronto Star "An $11.5-million lawsuit against former Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been thrown out of court after a judge ruled on a jurisdictional issue. Encarnacion, 33, now with the Cleveland Indians, was alleged to have infected Ashley Lebron, a 25-year-old family friend, with two diseases through..." June 03

  • Close races abound in AL All-Star voting "The All-Stars are beginning to be aligned. On Tuesday, fans were treated to the first Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot updates for the National League for the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for Marlins Park in Miami on July 11. And on Wednesday, the opening American League..." May 31

  • 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