INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lefty Logan strives to bring balance to bullpen

Boone Logan was openly pulling for the Indians when he watched the World Series last fall. The Cubs, of course, won. And now, Logan will try to help the Indians follow suit.
Via Indians.com
6 hours ago

Encarnacion to debut in Tribe's Cactus opener

The goal for Edwin Encarnacion during his first two weeks of camp was to get to know his new Indians teammates and become comfortable with his change of scenery. On the eve of Cleveland's first Cactus League game, Encarnacion has been impressed with the atmosphere around the Tribe.
Via Indians.com
7 hours ago

Indians Brantley takes full swings in latest comeback

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) CleveIand Indians outfielder Michael Brantley took regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury. Brantley took 120 swings in an outdoor batting cage Friday as several Cleveland coaches and medical director Lonnie Soloff watched intently. Brantley had been limited to...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Dr. Smooth is back,' but still on a short leash

In the early hours of the Indians' workout on Friday, the cacophony coming from the indoor batting cage at Cleveland's complex came with increased signficance. Inside the batting tunnel stood Michael Brantley, who took a series of normal batting practice swings and sprayed baseballs to the back of the black netting. One of the Tribe's athletic trainers looked on, as did hitting coach...
Via Indians.com
11 hours ago

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 38 – Eric Plunk

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we dig through the archives during our countdown to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 38 days There were 38 Cleveland Indians players to wear #38 as their jersey numbers prior to the 2016 season, so if the Tribe’s front office wanted to just be ironic, they could have chosen to never pass out the number again and retire it up in the...

Indians relive 10th-inning fallout from Game 7 of 2016 World Series

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Yan Gomes knows. All the Indians do. A few inches here, a few inches there, and the narrative of World Series Game 7 — culminating with what the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo called “the best rain delay of all time” — might have been different. “A story can be built on that,” Gomes says, referring to the Cubs’ now-legendary meeting during the 17-minute...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Terry Francona admits health may impact how long he’ll manage

Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona recently admitted health issues may cut short his managerial career.Francona obviously has enjoyed a sterling career over 17 seasons managing the Indians, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. But he also has experienced his fair share of health issues.As noted by Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra, chest pains and an elevated heart rate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 39 – Giovanny Urshela

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 39 Has the window of opportunity already closed in Cleveland for Giovanny Urshela? After getting a half-season taste test of the Majors in the second half of the 2015 season, Urshela’s path back to the Indians lineup received a big obstacle when the club signed free agent Juan Uribe...

Eyes on prize: Indians nervous about Miller pitching in WBC

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Here's a change or, ahem, a change-up: Andrew Miller has the Indians feeling nervous. The nastier-than-nasty left-hander, who makes his living fooling hitters and whose ability to pitch extended innings in October carried Cleveland to within one victory of a World Series title last season, will leave spring training next month to play for Team USA in the World...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Brantley hopes "bad days" behind him after injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Michael Brantley has clashed with self-doubt and depression while pushing his body. The former All-Star's light is flickering. Brantley's comeback from right shoulder surgery has been grueling for the Indians' best all-around player, far tougher than he or the team imagined. And as the outfielder battles his way back, Brantley, who played in just 11 games...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Cleveland Indians improved in the offseason

In the aftermath of a historic 2016 season, where the Cleveland Indians came within one game of being crowned World Series champions, things are still looking up. To even suggest that things will get better in 2017 says a great deal considering the level of success reached in the preceding season, but one look at the Tribe’s off-season will convince any skeptic. Much of what the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona to speak with Jim Leyland about Andrew Miller’s WBC usage

Morning news and notes for Monday, February 20, 2017 Here’s to a great week ahead! Tribe News Terry Francona plans to talk to Team USA manager Jim Leyland about Andrew Miller's usage in the WBC | Cleveland.com Miller will be part of Team USA and was used heavily last season by the Tribe. Count me a little worried too. From Zack Meisel: Terry Francona's heart might be...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians ticket sales up dramatically from 2016

Morning news and notes for Sunday, February 19, 2017. Indians News Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' about 1 million tickets sold -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com For reference, last year the Indians didn't sell their millionth ticket until Memorial Day. Pluto also notes that season tickets* are up roughly 50% from a year ago (12,000 compared to 8,000). He also notes...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians have interest in Chase Utley

The Cleveland Indians have been busy in free agency, but they may not be finished yet.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Indians are “intrigued” by free agent second baseman Chase Utley. FOX's Ken Rosenthal reports the same. However, Cleveland already has a second baseman in Jason Kipnis, so Utley would likely have to accept a utility role. In addition, there may...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli to sign one-year deal with Rangers

Multiple reports state Mike Napoli will re-sign with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 35-year-old could be returning to the Rangers for a third time.According to Wilson, two of his sources say the deal has been agreed upon. Two more of his sources tell him that “talks are progressing but it’s too early to say...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s to rename Coliseum field ‘Rickey Henderson Field’

The Oakland Athletics will honor one of their greats, Rickey Henderson. The club announced on Monday that in addition to naming him as a Special Assistant to the President, the field at the Oakland Coliseum will be known as Rickey Henderson Field. It’s a fitting tribute. The A’s have a lot of history. Still, perhaps no player is as synonymous with the Athletics (especially in...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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