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  • Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona believes all streaks should be treated equally

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona is glad the Indians are winning, but feels the 11-game winning streak they took into Wednesday night's game against the Braves is better seen than gushed over. It's easy to say that, but hard to do. The streak is the second longest in franchise history and has pushed the..." June 30

  • Jay Bruce would ‘very likely’ waive no-trade clause for Indians

    Today's Knuckleball "Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has the Cleveland Indians listed as one of eight teams on his no-trade clause, but according to a friend of Bruce, he only added the Indians as the eighth team as a late replacement for the Blue Jays after hearing Toronto was interested (he apparently liked the..." June 30

  • Indians roll on, blank Braves for 12th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The streaking Cleveland Indians are one win away from tying their all-time record for consecutive victories. Danny Salazar won his sixth consecutive start and Lonnie Chisenhall hit his third homer in four games as the Indians made it 12 in a row with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Indians top Braves for 11th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Carlos Santana weighs 210 pounds and plays first base, not typical traits for a leadoff hitter. But he's shown the ability to produce in the clutch, regardless of where he bats, and did it again on Tuesday. Santana's run-scoring single -- his 42nd RBI -- in the ninth inning drove..." June 28

  • Indians pummel Tigers to win ninth straight

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Terry Francona isn't about to get giddy just because his Cleveland Indians are on a nine-game winning streak and are 9-0 against the division rival Detroit Tigers. First-place Cleveland clubbed four home runs off Justin Verlander in a six-run fifth inning Sunday to overpower the..." June 26

  • Indians push win streak to eight with Carrasco shutout

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Is this the Cleveland baseball Cavaliers? The Cleveland Indians certainly are looking every part of the National Basketball Association champions, even if they don't have a LeBron James-style player. When Cleveland beat Detroit, 6-0, on Saturday with Carlos Carrasco pitching..." June 25

  • Kipnis keys Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Cleveland Indians have the Detroit Tigers' number this year and entering Saturday that number is seven. As in seven times the two teams have played this season and seven times Cleveland has come out the winner. Jason Kipnis drove in three runs with two triples and Lonnie..." June 24

  • The Indians have an obstacle to clear if they want Jay Bruce

    Fox Sports "The Indians, short on outfielders, have been mentioned as a possible suitor for the Reds’ Jay Bruce. There is just one problem: Bruce added the Indians to his no-trade list in November, enabling him to block any proposed trade to Cleveland, a major-league source said. The Indians still could..." June 23

  • The Indians have built a spectacular Jobu shrine in their clubhouse

    Fox Sports "The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are riding a six-game winning streak and are 15-6 this month, including 11-0 at home. So, to what should they attribute their success? Perhaps to the same higher power that famed Indians slugger Pedro Cerrano once credited for his power. Yes, the..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Bauer goes distance as Indians beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For the Cleveland Indians, success starts with their starting pitching, and their starting pitching stopped the Tampa Bay Rays cold. Trevor Bauer pitched a three-hitter for his second career complete game, and Carlos Santana had two hits and two RBIs as the Indians completed a..." June 22

  • Brantley faces another setback on road to recovery

    The Score "The American League Central-leading Cleveland Indians won't have All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley back in their lineup any time soon after the 29-year-old experienced a setback during his injury rehab. After feeling continued discomfort in his surgically repaired right shoulder earlier this..." June 21

  • Indians' Kluber shuts out Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was the Cleveland Indians' bullpen coach in 2014, the year Corey Kluber won the Cy Young Award, so he's seen this before. "He's pretty good, to say the least, and he had it all going tonight," said Cash after Kluber took a one-hitter into the..." June 21

  • Lindor, Uribe propel Indians past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- You can't tell the Cleveland Indians' winning streaks without a scorecard. Following their 7-4 win over Tampa Bay Monday night at Progressive Field the Indians have won four in a row overall and they have won nine in a row at home. "I didn't know that," said Indians..." June 20

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Ramirez's bad-hop single gives Indians sweep of White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For this victory there was plenty of credit to go around, but Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said not to forget the most important people of all. "Let's give credit to our grounds crew for putting that bad hop in there," joked Francona. Jose Ramirez's bad-hop..." June 19

  • Marlins Man leaves Indians game early following abuse from fans at Progressive Field

    Let's Go Tribe "Laurence Leavy (aka 'Marlins Man'), who was in town to watch the Cavaliers' Game 6 win in the NBA Finals, decided to take in a Cleveland Indians game tonight, presumably before hopping on a flight to catch Game 7 of the Finals in The Bay Area. It is something he has done for years now, at various..." June 18

  • Cleveland Indians agree to $2.5 million deal with 2016 first-round pick, Will Benson

    Let's Go Tribe "MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $2.5 million deal with their 2016 first-round draft pick, outfielder Will Benson. The Tribe selected Benson with the 14th overall pick in this year's draft, which had a $2,973,700 slot value, meaning the Indians have..." June 17

  • Royals complete three-game sweep of Indians

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez is hot and so are the Kansas City Royals. Perez hit a three-run homer and Ian Kennedy pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series. "I'm just..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Perez's blast leads Royals to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Don't leave a Royals game early. Kansas City fans know it's not over until it's over. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth as the Royals rallied to defeat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Tuesday night. "We play hard to the last out," Perez..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Merrifield powers Royals past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Whit Merrifield wrestled the starting second base job away from veteran Omar Infante and the leadoff spot away from Alcides Escobar. Performances like the one the 27-year-old rookie turned in Monday explain why. Merrifield hit his first career homer and his first..." June 14

  • These six teams could most use Cuban phenom infielder Yulieski Gurriel

    CBS Sports "On Monday, we learned Major League Baseball has officially declared Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel a free agent. He defected in February and is now able to sign with any team. Gurriel will need some time in the minors to get up to speed, though the expectation is he will be ready to help in the..." June 14

  • Juan Uribe says they don’t make cups big enough for his junk

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe sat out Monday’s game with a testicular contusion. He suffered the injury during a win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday when a Mike Trout grounder took a bad hop and caught him between the legs. Had Uribe been wearing a cup, it would have hurt a..." June 14

  • Uribe stretchered off after taking Trout grounder to groin

    The Score "Juan Uribe now understands why they call it the hot corner. During Sunday's game between the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels, Uribe was stretchered off after taking a Mike Trout ground ball to the groin. " June 13

  • Angels pull out 4-3 win after blowing three-run lead

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Yunel Escobar, who owns the best batting average among the American League's third baseman, saved perhaps his most important hit this season for a most crucial time. Escobar's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 win over..." June 12

  • Santana belts pair of homers as Indians jolt Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Carlos Santana culminated his recent surge during a personally frustrating season with one of his most productive games of the year. Santana hit two home runs and drove in three runs scored to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday..." June 12

  • Kluber pitches Indians past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Corey Kluber went from leading the American League in victories in 2014 to leading the league in losses in 2015. So far, the 2016 version of Kluber has been a little of both. But his performance Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels resembled much of what he was..." June 11

  • Hot-hitting Naquin leads Indians past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The smile Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano flashed as he stepped in front of reporters in the postgame clubhouse late Thursday night looked more like a wince. Despite his two home runs, Cano was in no mood to celebrate. "It was good, but it could have been better," he said..." June 10

  • Indians' 1st-rounder Benson wants to 'impact the world'

    MLB.com "Will Benson has a mission, and it began on Thursday night. When the high school senior heard his name called in the first-round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Benson shifted his focus not only to the Indians, his new team, but to Cleveland, his new city. Selected with the 14th overall pick, Benson..." June 10

  • Cleveland Indians draft high school outfielder Will Benson with 14th pick

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have added another outfielder to their backlog of No.1 picks by selecting high school senior Will Benson with the 14th overall pick in Thursday's MLB draft. Benson, 6-6 and 220 pounds, is a left-handed hitting outfielder from Westminister High School in Atlanta. The 17-year-old hit..." June 10

  • Iannetta, Walker lead Mariners to rout of Indians

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The strut that Taijuan Walker carried through an impressive April had been replaced by looks of bewilderment and disgust over his past few outings, and the 23-year-old Seattle Mariners starting pitcher wasn't about to let his team down again. Walker finally found his form again..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Miley, Cruz lead Mariners past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners starter Wade Miley knew he needed to do something after a string of rough outings, so he met with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre and made some adjustments. Then he shaved his trademark beard. The new-look starter was back in form Tuesday night, when he threw seven..." June 08

  • Francisco Lindor had the worst week of his career at the plate and you didn't even notice

    Let's Go Tribe "It seems like a distant memory now, but at one point last week, the Cleveland Indians could not buy themselves a win. After climbing to the top of the American League central with a series win against the then-good Chicago White Sox, the Tribe stumbled against the Baltimore Orioles and Texas..." June 08

  • Indians defeat Mariners to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- With his starting pitcher rolling and his team clinging to a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona heard a crack of the bat and looked up to see a long fly ball headed toward the center-field wall with a runner on base. "I almost..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Indians worry Michael Brantley might miss a significant amount of time with shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "The Indians are worried that outfielder Michael Brantley could miss a significant amount of time due to a shoulder injury, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. Brantley was activated from the disabled list and made his season debut in late April after undergoing offseason surgery, but he played in..." June 06

  • Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor wants a World Series, not All-Star votes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's Xander Bogaerts and Alcides Escobar and Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Correa and J.J. Hardy. Somewhere down the list sits Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, though Major League Baseball only reveals the top five vote-getters at each position in its weekly All-Star Game balloting..." June 06

  • Indians defeat Royals, close gap in division

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For eight dominating innings, it was the Danny Salazar show. "His 112th pitch was 98 mph. He was 96 to 98 with an incredible splitter. That's pretty darn good stuff," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said. Salazar pitched eight innings, allowing one run and three hits, and..." June 03

  • Indians stun Royals with two runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It was a rally that came out of nowhere, climaxed by Francisco Lindor going somewhere -- fast. "I was going to score no matter what," Lindor said after the Cleveland Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a wild 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on..." June 02

  • Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie slams Marlon Byrd and PED-using 'cheaters'

    USA Today "Veteran starter Jeremy Guthrie, who last pitched in the Majors for the Kansas City Royals in 2015, spoke out against Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd and others who have been suspended for using PEDs with one scathing tweet:" June 02

  • Cleveland Indians' Marlon Byrd suspended by MLB

    WKYC "Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, multiple sources reported on Wednesday. It is Byrd’s second career suspension, and one more violation of the policy would earn him a lifetime ban from Major..." June 01

  • Lewis shuts down Indians in Rangers' win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This opponent and this ballpark has not been very friendly to Colby Lewis, but Tuesday night all that changed. Lewis pitched six scoreless innings and Bryan Holaday and Jurickson Profar homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 7-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive..." May 31

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

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