INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Diaz on Fire, Strong Starting Pitching, New Recruits, and More in Columbus ClipNotes

A solid 11-2 win over the Charlotte Knights on Saturday gave the Columbus Clippers a series win with one more to play on Sunday evening. The Clippers put together a quality week, sweeping Pawtucket at home in four straight last weekend. A trip to Norfolk ended with a pair of losses, but the Clippers have guaranteed at least a 3-3 split on their six game road trip. Columbus (60-48...

Indians minor league recap: Clevinger, Merryweather and Esparza toss gems

Oh, and Francisco Mejia improved his hitting streak to 41 freaking games. After getting swept across the board on Thursday night, the Indians affiliates bounced back nicely yesterday, racking up a 5-3 record backed by some excellent pitching performances from the likes of Mike Clevinger, Julian Merryweather, Matt Esparza and 2016 fourth round pick Shane Bieber. Francisco Mejia also...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen is adept at working out of his own jams

While Cody Allen is certainly very good at throwing the baseball, he's not quite an elite closer. But he's interesting, and successful in his own way. Since 2013 the back end of the Cleveland Indians bullpen has featured Cody Allen in some role or other. His first full year when he gave the club 70.1 innings, he worked with Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith to lock down the seventh and eighth...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

This is Next Year: The Unstoppable & the Completely Forgettable

DSL Indians By Joe Coblitz The Indians of the Dominican had a rough week, sandwiching a five game losing streak with a win on either end. Offense was the primary part of the struggle as they scored just 12 runs during the first six games before bringing across five in their win on Friday. It seems his name is mentioned every week in the DSL report, but Luis Araujo continues to separate...
Via Burning River Baseball
8 hours ago

Jamieson’s Name No Longer Forgotten as He Joins Indians Hall of Fame

Prior to the 1919 season, the Indians and Athletics swapped four players, with outfielder Braggo Roth and cash heading to Philadelphia in exchange for pitcher Elmer Myers, third baseman Larry Gardner, and outfielder Charlie Jamieson. The move would have a major impact on the Indians’ first playoff team the following season while resolving roster decisions at third base and left...

Comeback shows Indians' improved tenacity

Voiced by Abraham Almonte, Cleveland believes it "can come back from anything," which was proven again on Friday night at Progressive Field when the Tribe roared back from a late three-run deficit to win, 5-3.
Via Indians.com
17 hours ago

Tomlin aims to balance scales against A's

The Indians and Athletics will continue a three-game weekend set Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET, when right-hander Josh Tomlin and left-hander Dillon Overton will square off at Progressive Field.
Via Indians.com
19 hours ago

7/29 Recap: Bullpen Steps Up as Tribe Wins Late

Roster Update: Prior to tonight’s game, the Indians announced that Jeff Manship would be placed on the 15 day DL with a right wrist injury. This is convenient as Zach McAllister was set to return from the DL himself and he did so today. Manship was easily the weakest member of the bullpen and the most likely to be otherwise DFA’d to make room. Player of the Game Carlos Santana...
Via Burning River Baseball
19 hours ago

Infographic: Francisco Lindor tossing hat into MVP discussion

The year 2016 has already been one of sporting catharsis for Cleveland, with the NBA’s Cavaliers bringing home the city’s first championship since 1964. But come October, Cleveland might rock yet again. After a disappointing 2015 season (81-80, third place in the American League Central), the Indians boast the AL’s best record and run differential entering play […] The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

McAllister returns from DL as bullpen shuffles

Prior to the Tribe's game against the A's, the Indians activated right-hander Zach McAllister from the disabled list, but they placed righty Jeff Manship on the 15-day DL due to right wrist inflammation. It was the latest turn in the revolving bullpen door this season for Cleveland.
Via Indians.com
23 hours ago

Indians place reliever Jeff Manship on 15-day disabled list

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians placed reliever Jeff Manship on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of tendinitis in his right wrist. Manship is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 37 appearances. He has struggled in seven games since the All-Star break, allowing seven runs - four earned - and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. Right-hander Zach McAllister was activated from the disabled...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What could be on Indians shopping list ahead of trade deadline?

CLEVELAND -- With Monday's non-waivers trade deadline fast approaching, two teams expected to be active, one as a buyer, one as a seller, will meet Friday night at Progressive Field for the first game of a three-game series.The Oakland A's, who have been one of the hotter teams in the league since the All-Star break, will face the Cleveland Indians, who have come stumbling out of...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Frazier Is Indians New MLB Pipline Top Prospect, Draft Picks Debut

It’s been talked about across several outlets, most recently noted in Peter Gammon’s piece, that the Cleveland Indians farm system is quietly one of the strongest in baseball.  “What has been interesting is the number of teams that have come to them, because their system may be the most underappreciated, with 7 of the so-called top 100 prospects in the game, from outfielders...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

Allen and Rodriguez in Akron, Two Head to the Capital, And More in This Week’s ‘Duck Tales

It’s been a rough week to be a ‘Ducks fan. Akron saw two of its star players promoted to Triple-A while the RubberDucks have dropped seven straight games. After winning their series opener last Thursday, 7-1, in Altoona against the Curve, Akron was tied for first place. Since then, the club has lost seven straight, including three to the Curve, three more at home against the...

WATCH: Francisco Lindor hits walk-off single, awesomely reacts to foul ball

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a walk-off single to cap off a three-run ninth inning for the Tribe, in a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night at Progressive Field: What’s funny is that when this walk-off single happened, I was actually in the middle of working on a post about Lindor, due to a hilarious moment that happened earlier in the...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally for 3 in 9th to stun Nationals 7-6

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington's drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday night in a matchup of two first-place teams with sights on October. Down two runs and three outs from their losing streak reaching a season...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians promote top prospects Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier to Triple-A

There's only one place left for them to be promoted to! The Cleveland Indians have promoted their top two prospects, outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, to the Columbus Clippers, the team's Triple-A affiliate. Both players had been playing for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks. The Clippers are off on Monday, so the two young talents will make their Triple-A debut Tuesday...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive” in their pursuit of the Cuban. MLB source- the Cleveland Indians have the best names...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians Tyler Naquin making strong case for AL ROY

The Cleveland Indians (56-40) are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the best record in the American League and have been getting contributions throughout the lineup, but perhaps none have been more surprising then rookie outfielder Tyler Naquin. The 25-year old Naquin, who was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, hit his way onto the opening day roster after having...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Corey Kluber, and a Handful of Young Arms

There isn’t a primary duel on this baseball Sunday, but there are a couple aces in isolation and a bunch of tantalizing youngsters in action. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Corey Kluber (CLE) versus Baltimore’s Vance Worley It’s been back-to-back solid starts for Kluber, as he backed up the first in that stretch—eight innings, one earned run and eight strikeouts without...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians OF Brantley hopes to resume baseball activities soon

BALTIMORE (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has responded favorably to a medical procedure on his ailing shoulder and expects to resume baseball activities next week. Brantley was placed on the 15-day disabled list in the middle of May with right shoulder inflammation. He had played in only 11 games this season, going 9 for 39 (.231) with two doubles and seven RBIs. The...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians OF Rajai Davis had a priceless reaction to a terrible BP pitch

Throwing pitches in batting practice seems like an easy job, but it's not as simple as it sounds. With the best hitters in the world ready to lace one back up the middle at any moment, hiding behind the screen quickly is a must. That can lead to some botched pitches, which you most certainly don't want to throw Rajai Davis' way. His Cleveland Indians teammate Jason Kipnis stumbled...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Carlos Santana kisses Terry Francona's head as part of pregame ritual

The Cleveland Indians (54-38) surprisingly hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the AL Central over the Detroit Tigers (49-44). Their pitching has been stellar, holding the sixth-best ERA in all of baseball, and their bats have been equally great having scored the sixth-most runs, too.But perhaps the biggest reason why the Indians have been such a pleasant surprise is because of Carlos Santana...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer lost his drone & needs your help getting it back

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer spent this past offseason building a drone that has taken some sweet pictures in the past. Of course, Major League Baseball wasn’t having that because it’s fun, and implemented a no-fly zone as a result. But this story has taken an even more unfortunate turn. Bauer was recently flying the drone, and it got stuck in a tree. He...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Miller could be Indians' top trade target

Andrew Miller may be number one on the MLB’s Ten Most Wanted List this trade deadline season. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Monday, the Cleveland Indians, a team very much in need of lefty relief help, may have Miller as their top trade target. Gimenez is favorite of #Indians’ pitchers, and has connected with Bauer. Team’s No. 1 need is LHR,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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