Indians Rumors & News

  • Indians clinch AL Central with win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was just as sweet as Terry Francona hoped. "This is as close to family in a professional setting as you can get," Francona said Monday night after his Cleveland Indians downed the Detroit Tigers 7-4 to win their eighth American League Central title but first since 2007. "I..." September 26

  • Twins to hire Indians exec Falvey as president

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and’s Rhett Bollinger both caution that the team’s executive search “is still ongoing” (links to Twitter), and the team has, of course, yet to make an announcement on the hiring." September 26

  • White Sox snap six-game slide, beat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Jose Quintana is one of the least supported pitchers in the American League but Saturday night, his teammates tried to make it up to him. Jose Abreu and Carlos Sanchez had three hits apiece and Todd Frazier homered as the Chicago White Sox and Quintana beat the Cleveland Indians..." September 25

  • Rodon strikes out 11 as White Sox blank Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians were getting ready to celebrate, but the Chicago White Sox were in no mood to party. "They're going to win (the division), but we didn't want to be around to see it. Now they have to do it on the road," said White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier...." September 25

  • Ramirez, Crisp power Indians past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The streaking Cleveland Indians continue to defend their home turf, as they rolled to another victory Friday night at Progressive Field. Jose Ramirez doubled, homered and had four RBIs, Coco Crisp had three hits and three RBIs and the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-4...." September 23

  • Indians complete sweep of Royals on Santana's blast

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians Thursday night moved another step closer to being American League Central Division champions, and it was Carlos Santana and the bullpen leading the way. Santana's three-run home run in the sixth inning broke a tie and lifted the Indians to a 5-2 victory..." September 22

  • Manny Ramirez Joining Winter League at 44 Years Old

    12 Up "​Are we shocked to hear the news that Manny Ramirez is back in a baseball uniform playing baseball again? We shouldn't be. According to a report from Antonio Puesan, Manny Ramirez will be joining the Aguilas Cibaenas in the winter league at the ripe age of 44 years old. The last time Ramirez..." September 22

  • Indians complete MLB-best 11th walk-off of season

    Today's Knuckleball "Joakim Soria spent his prime years closing for a team that did not really need a closer. His return to the spotlight has not unfolded well, and the latest such instance of the Royals setup man’s recent shortcomings doubled as another heroic moment from the team that’s set to take the Royals’ AL..." September 21

  • Guyer's double in 9th wins it for Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- They are becoming the walk-off wizards, and it's liable to come from anywhere in the lineup. "With a good team, that's how it works," said Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. "One through nine, one through twelve, one through 14, whatever it takes." Brandon Guyer's..." September 20

  • Indians discussing 3-man playoff rotation

    CBS Sports "As the Indians continue marching toward the AL Central title, they're giving thought to their playoff rotation. Specifically, they're making plans to work around the injury-related absences of Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar. On that front, here's this from Yahoo's Jeff Passan. Presumptuous..." September 20

  • Upton, Martinez power Tigers to rare win over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- After losing 13 of their first 14 games against the Cleveland Indians, including a 1-0 loss in 10 innings on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers weren't in a very good mood Sunday -- even less so after three of their hitters got hit by pitches. Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez hit home..." September 18

  • Sept. 17: The day Cleveland Indians' postseason dreams ended before they began

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians won a ballgame Saturday afternoon, but their postseason dreams ended. Write it down. On Sept. 17, the Indians were eliminated from serious postseason advancement before they even got there. They have 14 regular season games left and they'll eventually clinch their first AL..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • The hits keep coming for Indians catcher Yan Gomes, who has a fractured bone in his wrist

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The baseball ghostwriters have likely penned the final chapter to Yan Gomes' season of misery. It's far from a storybook tale. An MRI revealed that Gomes suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right wrist when he was plunked during a rehab game on Wednesday. Gomes was working his way back..." September 17

  • Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco exits after two pitches after being struck by line drive

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians are running out of starting pitchers. Carlos Carrasco departed Saturday's game against the Tigers after only two pitches. Detroit's Ian Kinsler lined Carrasco's second offering off the hurler's right hand. After a lengthy visit from head athletic trainer James Quinlan and manager..." September 17

  • Indians top Tigers 1-0 in 10, lose Carrasco

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- What kind of game was it? "Whoever makes a mistake is probably going to lose," said Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who watched nine of his pitchers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 10-inning victory over the Detroit Tigers Saturday at Progressive Field. It..." September 17

  • Carlos Carrasco has non-displaced fracture in pitching hand

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians’ starting pitching situation was already shrouded in question marks as the club looks to secure the division and make a run deep into October. Two pitches into Carlos Carrasco’s start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, that situation became much more worrisome. Carrasco was hit..." September 17

  • Indians exec a finalist for Twins GM job

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Some of the top first-guess names passed on the chance to run the Twins, but that doesn’t mean they won’t end up with a strong candidate. The assistant GM of the Indians, Derek Falvey, is a finalist for the Twins’ president of baseball operations job, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. " September 16

  • Cleveland scratches Lonnie Chisenhall due to abdominal discomfort

    Number Fire " Cleveland Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall was scratched from Thursday's lineup with discomfort in his lower abdominal region. " September 15

  • Yan Gomes hit in right hand by pitch; return to Cleveland Indians possibly delayed

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hold off on the Corey Kluber-Yan Gomes' reunion for Friday night at Progressive Field. Gomes was hit in the right wrist by a pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday night while finishing his rehab assignment with the Class AA Akron RubberDucks in the Eastern League Championship Series against..." September 15

  • Sanchez delivers White Sox to series win vs. Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are bound to miss the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year, but they can play the role of spoiler during the final couple weeks of the regular season. Carlos Sanchez drove in the winning run on a one-out single in the ninth inning to give the White Sox a..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Abreu, big inning carry White Sox past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton never wants to hear his home fans boo. But what if they bark? It's no problem. Especially on a night when the White Sox cruised to an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in front of 15,000-plus fans -- and a world-record number of..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Rapping, drone-flying, pitch-smithing Indians righty is about to get his postseason closeup

    USA Today "“Baseball is a f-ed up game,” Trevor Bauer said Tuesday. And how. While his teammates, long showered and dressed, hunched over dinner plates at tables in the clubhouse and made their way out of U.S. Cellular Field, Bauer, still in workout gear, appeared frustrated by the outcome on a night..." September 14

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Danny Salazar Out 3-4 Weeks With Mild Forearm Strain; No Ligament Damage Found

    MLB Trade Rumors "An MRI has revealed a mild strain of the flexor musculature in Danny Salazar’s right forearm, the Indians announced today. Salazar will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection tomorrow and be shut down from all throwing for 10 days thereafter. Cleveland’s announcement indicates that his projected..." September 13

  • Mauer's single in 12th lifts Twins over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- A walk-off win at home in extra innings is certainly nothing for which to balk. The Minnesota Twins don't think so as they took advantage of one for a dramatic 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night at Target Field. With Brian Dozier on first and Joe..." September 11

  • Indians RHP Kluber continues dominating stretch

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With starting pitchers like Corey Kluber, the Cleveland Indians are on the verge of a playoff berth. Starting pitching is a big reason the Minnesota Twins are finishing off another long summer. Kluber continued his strong second half run with seven effective innings and Carlos..." September 11

  • Napoli's blast gives Indians victory over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- When the ball left his bat, all Mike Napoli did is put his head down and circle the bases -- because no one had to tell him where it landed. "I went and looked at it," Napoli said unable to conceal a grin. "I mean I like to look at my swings and see where I want to be, but I..." September 10

  • Cleveland Indians' Danny Salazar removed with right forearm tightness after 4 innings Friday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Danny Salazar's rocky season continued Friday night at Target Field. The Indians' right-hander was removed for precautionary reasons because of right forearm tightness after throwing four innings against the Twins. Salazar spent most of August on the disabled list with a sore right elbow." September 10

  • Salazar to miss at least 1 start with forearm tightness

    MLB Trade Rumors "Indians manager Terry Francona says righty Danny Salazar will travel to Cleveland tomorrow for followup testing for tightness in his forearm,’s Jordan Bastian tweets. Salazar is expected to miss at least one start. There’s no indication that the Indians plan to place him on the DL (and..." September 10

  • Santana, Lindor power Indians past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It was a certifiably crazy play. How crazy? "Everybody in the ballpark saw what happened except the four (umpires) who made the call," said Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch. A wild two-run, bases-loaded wild pitch keyed a four-run third inning for the Cleveland Indians in..." September 08

  • Gonzalez homer lifts Astros past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- One bad pitch, one good swing, one great night for the Houston Astros. Marwin Gonzalez's three-run home run off Corey Kluber in the second inning was the difference as the Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night at Progressive Field. "He's one of the best..." September 07

  • Indians halt Astros' win streak with 6-5 victory

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It certainly didn't come easy. "Sometimes winning is hard, and tonight was one of those nights," said Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. "That was a good win for us." Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits each and Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer to..." September 07

  • Astros stop Indians' six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It was a long and quirky game, but they all count, and this one counted as a win for the Houston Astros. Alex Bregman had two hits, including a home run and two RBIs, and Jose Altuve and Colby Rasmus added two hits apiece as the Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Monday night..." September 06

  • Indians score three in ninth to beat Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Lonnie Chisenhall saw the celebratory mob coming. "I just tried to get on the ground and cover myself from the punches," he said. "But it was totally worth it for the win, especially with how we did it," Chisenhall was the last of a long cast of heroes for the Cleveland..." September 04

  • Bauer, Lindor help Indians beat Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It couldn't have started out worse or ended better for the Cleveland Indians. Trevor Bauer gave up three runs on three hits in the first inning, then combined with reliever Andrew Miller to pitch eight scoreless innings on one hit as the Indians rolled to an 8-3 victory over the..." September 03

  • Indians, Carrasco (11 strikeouts) shut down Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Thanks to Carlos Carrasco, there was a lot of swinging and missing going on at Progressive Field on Friday night. Carrasco pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out 11 to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Miami hitters swung and..." September 02

  • Indians Designate Collin Cowgill For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have designated outfielder Collin Cowgill for assignment, the team announced as part of a series of roster moves. Cowgill’s roster spot will go to catcher Adam Moore, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Columbus. Cleveland has also activated Danny Salazar from the paternity..." September 01

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Coco Crisp trade to Indians will come down Wednesday

    Bay Area Sports "Coco Crisp has been traded to the Cleveland Indians by the A’s, with an official announcement about the deal’s particulars due Wednesday. According to someone close to the outfielder, Crisp waived his no-trade 10-and-5 rights (10 years in the big leagues and the last five with the same team) on..." August 31

  • Indians, A’s Progressing On Coco Crisp Swap

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians and Athletics are progressing on a deal that would send veteran outfielder Coco Crisp to Cleveland, MLBTR’s Steve Adams reports (Twitter links). " August 30

  • Bullpen boosts Indians past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians' bullpen got a major boost with the acquisition of Andrew Miller in a trade with the Yankees a month ago, and Tuesday night Miller and his fellow relievers won and saved a game. After struggling starter Josh Tomlin was removed in the second inning, Miller..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Indians win in 10, send Twins to 11th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona frequently says, "We only want to be one run better than the other team." That was the case Monday night, because only one run was scored in the game, and the Indians scored it. Jason Kipnis' RBI single with one out in the bottom of..." August 29

  • Rangers' Griffin shuts down Indians

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas starter A.J. Griffin had his good stuff working Saturday and the Cleveland Indians had no answer for it. Griffin and three relievers combined on a seven-hit shutout as the Rangers blanked Cleveland 7-0 in the battle of American League first-place teams. Texas has..." August 28

  • Holland propels Rangers past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Derek Holland that the Texas Rangers have seen since he returned from the disabled list earlier this month isn't the same man who went down with shoulder inflammation in June. That's a good thing. Holland was once again efficient Sunday against Cleveland as he..." August 28

  • Orioles bring back Hunter on major-league deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have signed free agent reliever Tommy Hunter, as Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic tweets that the right-hander now has a locker in their clubhouse. This will be the second stint in Baltimore for the 30-year-old Hunter, whom the Orioles first acquired from the Rangers in the Chris..." August 28

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