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  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Indians Interested In Mychal Givens

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have shown interest in Orioles position players Manny Machado and Adam Jones leading up to this month’s non-waiver trade deadline. Orioles reliever Mychal Givens has also landed on the Indians’ radar, as Jon Morosi of tweets that the two teams “have..." July 14

  • Indians shut Corey Kluber down for a week

    Hardball Talk "The Indians are going to shut ace Corey Kluber down for the next week after giving him an injection in his right knee. Kluber has an 5.03 ERA over his last six starts and the Indians say it’s the knee that is bugging him, leading to his mechanics being messed up. That..." July 13

  • Report: Orioles, Indians have talked about Adam Jones trade

    Sportsnaut "While the Cleveland Indians sit comfortably atop the American League Central, their roster remains in need of significant additions to compete for a World Series. One area Cleveland is looking to upgrade is the outfield and it appears they’ve found a target. According to Jon..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Indians Designate Marc Rzepczynski, Activate Tyler Olson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have designated lefty Marc Rzepczynski, per a club announcement. That move will open a roster spot for the return of fellow southpaw Tyler Olson. " July 11

  • Indians focused on different pursuit than Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians have talked about acquiring Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles, but it reportedly isn’t their highest priority. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Indians have spoken to the Orioles about Machado, but their focus is on getting help for their..." July 11

  • Indians had costly bullpen miscommunication in loss

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians blew a 4-0 lead in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, and a bullpen miscommunication was a big factor. Cody Allen struggled in his attempt to close out a 4-0 lead and exited the game with the bases loaded, two outs, and the score 4-3. The..." July 11

  • Lonnie Chisenhall Out Eight To Ten Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced to reporters today that outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall will miss the next eight to 10 weeks due to a Grade 3 strain of his left calf muscle (Twitter link via Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon-Journal). That timeline will keep Chisenhall on the shelf until at least early..." July 10

  • The Indians aren't the best team in the AL, but here's why they could make a deep run in the playoffs

    CBS Sports "No contender's weakness is more obvious than the Cleveland Indians' ratty bullpen. Cleveland's relievers entered Tuesday ranked 28th in the majors with a 5.13 unit ERA. The front office has already spent more than a month seeking relief help through trades and waiver claims -- hence..." July 10

  • Indians won't get Miller back until after All-Star break

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians' once-dominant bullpen is but a shell of its former self and a lot of that has to do with the absence of Andrew Miller, who won't be back to help until after the All-Star break. Although Miller has made some progress from a right knee injury, the Indians..." July 07

  • Trevor Bauer has been excellent in keeping the Indians' rotation on the right track

    CBS Sports "Thursday night on CBS Sports HQ, MLB analyst Jim Bowden broke down the chances for Indians starter Trevor Bauer to make the All-Star team for the first time in his career. The leap forward Bauer has taken this season might be getting lost in the shuffle for various reasons, but it's been..." July 07

  • Indians Acquire James Hoyt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced that they have acquired righty James Hoyt from the Astros. Houston will receive minor-leaguer Tommy DeJuneas in return. Hoyt will head to Triple-A on optional assignment. He will occupy the 40-man roster spot that was created when George..." July 06

  • Cleveland Indians activate Carlos Carrasco from DL, designate George Kontos for assignment

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been activated from the 10-day disabled list in order to start Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field.  In a related move, the club designated right-handed reliever George Kontos for assignment to make..." July 06

  • Indians' Bauer vows to never sign multi-year deal after bet with friend

    The Score "Even though Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer is one of the game's best pitchers, he may try to avoid signing a multi-year deal in the future because of a very strange reason. "I don't want to get shot in the nuts with a paintball gun from 10..." July 06

  • Indians Re-Sign Melky Cabrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced that they’ve re-signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus for the time being. Cabrera is represented by the Legacy Agency. Cabrera, 33, was with the Cleveland organization earlier this season after..." July 05

  • Trevor Bauer issues warning to those selecting All-Star team

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Bauer has already issued a warning to those who will be selecting this year’s AL All-Star team. The Cleveland Indians pitcher unequivocally believes that he deserves to be an All-Star. In fact, he says that if he’s not an All-Star, those doing the selecting got it..." July 05

  • Report: Indians Among 'Most Motivated' Teams to Trade for Manny Machado

    12 Up "?Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado may be the best player who will get traded this summer.  The 25-year-old star has been posting MVP numbers this season with a .311 batting average, .944 OPS, 21 home runs, and 59 RBI. So it's no wonder why so many teams have been..." July 04

  • Danny Salazar Out For Season Following Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced this afternoon that right-hander Danny Salazar will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. He’ll go 12 to 16 weeks without throwing, according to the announcement. It’s not entirely clear what..." July 02

  • Carlos Carrasco to return to Indians' rotation Friday; Adam Plutko optioned

    ESPN "Carlos Carrasco will return to the Cleveland Indians' rotation on Friday against the Oakland Athletics, manager Terry Francona said on Sunday. The right-hander has been sidelined since being hit by a line drive to his right elbow in a game against the Minnesota Twins on June..." July 01

  • Danny Salazar To Undergo Exploratory Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Indians right-hander Danny Salazar will undergo exploratory surgery on his bothersome right shoulder on Monday, as per a team announcement (hat tip to’s Jordan Bastian).  Details on when, or if, Salazar could be back on the mound this season won’t be known until after..." June 30

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Corey Kluber pitched his shortest outing as a big leaguer last night

    Hardball Talk "ey Kluber has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past several years and has an excellent shot at winning his third Cy Young Award come this fall. Even the best have bad nights, however, and last night was a bad night for him. Probably his worst ever, in fact. At the very..." June 27

  • Yan Gomes' refined approach at the plate paying off for Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Catcher Yan Gomes' power surge in June has not gone unnoticed by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona.  Since June 1 Gomes has added nearly 60 points to his slugging percentage (.460). Entering Sunday's game against Detroit, he'd hit seven doubles and three home..." June 25

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies, Braves among 4 teams battling for Rangers' Adrian Beltre?

    Newark Star-Ledger "And here we go. As the calendar flips to the final week of June, these two intertwined realities are about to hit contending (and non-contending) clubs in baseball: The halfway-mark of the season is rapidly approaching, and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is just five..." June 25

  • Trevor Bauer shares his favorite thing to do as a pitcher

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Bauer is known for being a big strikeout pitcher, so it’s no surprise that he gets a lot of enjoyment out of recording punchouts. Bauer allowed just one run over 6.1 innings on Saturday in the Cleveland Indians’ 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. He struck out 11..." June 24

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Indians' Bradley Zimmer shut down for four to six weeks with sore right shoulder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bradley Zimmer, the Indians' opening day center fielder, will be shut down for four to six weeks with inflammation in the right shoulder. Zimmer, optioned to Class AAA Columbus on June 5, injured his right shoulder doing one-armed batting drills on June 11. The Indians thought..." June 22

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies, Astros, Indians battle for Orioles' Zach Britton?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zach Britton trade rumors will likely be a whirlwind this summer. After missing the bulk of the season with an Achilles injury, Britton is now back and trying to re-establish himself as one of baseball's best closers after battling injuries for the better part of..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Indians among teams interested in Adrian Beltre

    Sportsnaut "Boasting a 32-44 record heading into Thursday’s action, the last-place Texas Rangers will certainly look to sell off some veteran assets between now and next month’s trade deadline. Despite the team’s struggles, there are multiple veterans that could intrigue..." June 21

  • Indians Select Contract Of George Kontos

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced Tuesday that they’ve selected the contract of right-handed reliever George Kontos from Triple-A Columbus and placed fellow righty Evan Marshall on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right elbow. Kontos, 33, was released by the Pirates in..." June 19

  • Trevor Bauer's 'tunneling' strategy aims to make Cleveland Indians pitcher more effective late in games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer isn't trying to reinvent the wheel, but he is putting his own spin on a pitching strategy that aims to make him more effective as he gets deeper into each start for the Cleveland Indians. After pitching seven innings of shutout ball against Chicago on..." June 19

  • Indians Sign Marc Rzepczynski

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced that they’ve signed left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract. The southpaw, who’d recently been released by the Mariners, has been assigned to Triple-A Columbus. This’ll mark the second stint with the Indians..." June 18

  • No structural damage to Carlos Carrasco’s elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians got good news on starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on Monday. According to manager Terry Francona, all tests on Carrasco’s right elbow came back clean after he was hit by a line drive during Saturday’s game. With no structural damage, he will be..." June 18

  • Melky Cabrera Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced Monday that outfielder/designated hitter Melky Cabrera has elected free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus. He’d been designated for assignment last week and cleared outright waivers. The 33-year-old veteran..." June 18

  • Indians Place Carlos Carrasco, Tyler Olson On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians placed right-hander Carlos Carrasco and left-hander Tyler Olson on the 10-day disabled list today, as per a team press release.  Righties Shane Bieber and Evan Marshall have been recalled from Triple-A to fill the two spots on the 25-man roster, with Bieber starting..." June 17

  • Indians Designate Melky Cabrera For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The team expects to know by Monday whether or not Cabrera will accept an outright assignment, according to the Indians’ official Tribe Insider Twitter news feed. The Indians announced Thursday that they’ve activated outfielder Brandon Guyer from the disabled list and..." June 17

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco hit by line drive

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins after he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Twins hitter Joe Mauer leading off the second inning. The ball appeared to hit Carrasco near the elbow on his right arm and ricocheted to..." June 16

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • Of the 168 batters Corey Kluber has faced since May 8, he's walked none of them "Since walking Domingo Santana in the fourth inning of the Indians' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on May 8, Corey Kluber hasn't walked a single batter. I want to emphasize how dramatic that is.  He's faced 168 batters, and none of them has drawn a..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Indians designate Melky Cabrera for assignment

    Hardball Talk "The Cleveland Indians announced that they’ve designated Melky Cabrera for assignment. The move was made to make from for Brandon Guyer, who was activated from the disabled list. Cabrera, 33, signed a minor league deal with the Tribe in late April, but he has hit a..." June 14

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Twins To Sign Matt Belisle

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran righty Matt Belisle will remain in the American League Central after being released by the Indians, with reports indicating he’ll join the Twins. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press tweeted the connection, with Jon Heyman of Fan..." June 12

  • Indians Promote Francisco Mejia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have promoted top prospect Francisco Mejia, per a club announcement. Right-hander Evan Marshall was optioned to create active roster space. Mejia, who’s known most for his bat, was announced as a catcher/outfielder. It’s still unknown just how the team will..." June 11

  • Indians Release Richie Shaffer

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced that they’ve released corner infielder Richie Shaffer from their Triple-A affiliate in Columbus. The 27-year-old former first-round pick had been in his second season with the organization. Selected 25th overall by the Rays back in 2012, Shaffer..." June 08

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Indians activate Lonnie Chisenhall, option Bradley Zimmer to Class AAA Columbus

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In a surprising move, the Indians activated outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall and optioned Bradley Zimmer, another outfielder, to Class AAA Columbus on Tuesday afternoon before opening a two-game series against the Brewers at Progressive Field. Zimmer just came off the disabled list on..." June 05