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Sunday is Fun Day as Indians Rout Royals; Indians 10, Royals 1

Josh Tomlin allowed just one run in a complete game effort and was backed by a big day from his offense, including four hits from Jason Kipnis as the Cleveland Indians avoided a sweep and a rare four-game losing skid behind a 10-1 thumping of the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. The Indians took out some frustrations on the Royals and starter Danny Duffy after putting up a...

Tomlin baffles Royals as Indians grab finale

Right-hander Josh Tomlin bounced back from two shaky starts by tossing a complete game, while Jason Kipnis had four hits, including a home run, as the Indians thumped the Royals, 10-1, on Sunday at Progressive Field to grab the final game of the three-game series.
Via Indians.com
12 hours ago

Salazar headed to 'pen to work out of slump

Indians manager Terry Francona is known for not giving up on his players when they are slumping. Francona took that approach once again on Sunday, when he announced that right-hander Danny Salazar will move to the bullpen to work through his early-season struggles.
Via Indians.com
15 hours ago

Indians send struggling RHP Danny Salazar to bullpen

Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar moving to relief according to Indians manager Terry Francona

The Indians bullpen is officially ludicrous. Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona announced today that Danny Salazar is moving to relief duties. This comes on the heels of a five-walk, six-hit outing in five and one-third innings in a loss against the Royals Saturday. It’s not as if this past outing is the only reason; discussion of moving Salazar to the ‘pen sizzled through...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Positive Results Starting to Come For Bauer

Over the first five weeks of the season, Trevor Bauer was not having a lot of luck. In five of his first six starts, Bauer gave up four or more earned runs. That would mess with a lot of pitchers, mentally, but not Bauer. After his sixth start of the season, a 4-2 loss in Toronto where he gave up four earned runs in six innings, Bauer said he was making good pitches all season...

Kipnis, Tomlin lead Indians past Royals 10-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, Josh Tomlin pitched his first complete game in two years and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Sunday. Kipnis, who reached in each of his five plate appearances, hit an RBI single in the third and a solo homer in the seventh. Austin Jackson drove in three runs for Cleveland, and Carlos...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Danny Salazar could be moved to bullpen?

Danny Salazar’s nightmarish season may cost him his spot in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation for the time being.Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com 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 American League All-Star team in 2016, has gone 3-5 with a 5.50 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians reveal Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field

The Indians immortalized one off the greatest players in franchise history at Progressive Field on Saturday.Robinson, who was the first African-American manager in MLB after joining the Indians in 1975, now has a statue in Heritage Park, with the other Indians Hall of Famers.The statue was unveiled before Saturday’s game began, and here’s what the scene looked like. Robinson...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians unveil statue of Frank Robinson

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians unveil statue of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kluber Cruises Through Rehab Start with Akron RubberDucks

Making his first start with the Akron RubberDucks since September 6, 2010, Corey Kluber worked five scoreless innings in a quick and efficient outing as he continued to work his way back from a lower back strain. Out since May 3 after exiting a start in Detroit against the Tigers, the 31-year-old right-hander made easy work of the Bowie Baysox on Friday night, just one day after...

Report: Carlos Santana expected to become free agent

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 become a free agent.Santana, 31, has been one of the more consistent power hitters in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds’ speedster Billy Hamilton scores go-ahead run from first on single to left field

Cincinnati Reds’ center fielder Billy Hamilton is known for his remarkable speed, especially on the basepaths, and he showed that off in amazing fashion Wednesday night. With the Reds trailing the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Arismendy Alcantara on third and Hamilton on first, and Cody Allen pitching for Cleveland, Hamilton took off with the pitch and Zach Cozart...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Draft 2017: Cleveland Indians outfielder system depth

We begin our MLB Draft 2017 coverage with a look at the depth of outfielders in the Indians farm system. The biggest question mark for the Cleveland Indians right now on offense is the outfield. Michael Brantley is one of the best in the game over in left field, and Lonnie Chisenhall has been an above-average player when roaming either right or center, but Chisenhall’s currently...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries have stalled, but not stopped, Dylan Baker’s ascension

Dylan Baker talks coming back from injuries, Netflix binges, being a four-pitch pitcher, the transition from starter to bullpen, and having his hair accidentally lit on fire in this exclusive interview with Let’s Go Tribe. If you’ve peaked at the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster the last two years, there’s a name which has popped up repeatedly, Dylan Baker, making you wonder...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the biggest concern for the Cleveland Indians in 2017?

The Cleveland Indians have not been firing on all cylinders to the season (at least by the standards of last season) with a 20-19 record heading into their weekend series in Texas with the Houston Astros, who own the best record in baseball at 29-12. There have been a few issues that the Indians have had in their first 39 games to start the season but which of their issues is the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Indians’ slow start is no cause for panic

After underachieving for the first month of the season, it appeared that the Cleveland Indians were finally hitting their stride; they had won 12 of their last 18 games and held a 17-13 record – good enough for the top spot in the AL Central.  Since then, the Tribe has dropped six of their last nine games and find themselves in third place behind the Minnesota Twins and Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have best local TV ratings in MLB, despite poor in-person attendance

For decades and decades, fans, media and franchises measured a baseball team’s popularity by ballpark attendance. And according to that criteria, the Cleveland Indians—currently 28th in Major League Baseball in average home attendance—don’t get a lot of love. But of course it’s no longer sensible to measure a team’s audience by its in-person attendance. With most teams’...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew McCo​naughey spotted at Indians game

Matthew McConaughey is in Cleveland to shoot an upcoming film, titled "White Boy Rick." While in town, the actor and sports junkie attended Monday night’s Indians-Rays game at Progressive Field while rocking a hat which simply said “Alright.” He also had a very Rust Cohle look going, minus the cigarettes and Lone Star beers. That is, of course, a reference to McConaughey...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco leaves start for Indians with pectoral tightness

Carlos Carrasco left his start on Monday for the Cleveland Indians against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning with what the team is terming pectoral tightness. Carrasco allowed a run in each of the innings he pitched and was charged with a fifth in the fourth inning, when he exited the game. There were signs that something was off with him as his fastball velocity was down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona takes shot at Kevin Cash with scoreboard stats

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is a well-known practical joker. And with Kevin Cash’s Tampa Bay Rays in town, Francona couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a shot at his friend. Cash played under Francona with the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008 and worked for him as bullpen coach with the Indians in 2013 and 2014 before being hired by the Rays to replace Joe Maddon as...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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