Found April 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
The Cleveland Indians officially announced the signing of All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to a two-year contract extension.The 16.5 million deal goes into effect after this season, and buys out one year of potential free agency. Cabrera will remain in Cleveland through 2014.The switch-hitter avoided arbitration over the winter when he signed a one-year, 4.55 million deal.Cabrera, 26, had a breakout season in 2011, batting .273 with 25 homers and 92 RBIs. He led AL shortstops in RBIs, was tied for first in hits (165) and was second in doubles (32) and runs (87).

Indians officially sign SS Cabrera to two-year pact

The Cleveland Indians officially signed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to a two-year contract extension. The deal is worth $16.5 million for Cabrera, who had signed a one-year deal in February to avoid arbitration. The All-Star will earn $6.5 million in 2013 and $10 million in 2014 under the new contract. The 26-year-old hit .273 with 25 home runs and 92 RBIs and was awarded an AL...

Grady Sizemore Placed on the 60-DL

It is not news to anyone that Grady Sizemore is injured. The back surgery that has kept him out all Spring Training will now officially keep him off the roster for at least the first two months of the season. The Indians need to create two 40-man roster spots today for relief pitcher Dan Wheeler and utility man Jose Lopez who both made the team as minor league spring training invites...

Masterson dazzles, Indians fizzle to Blue Jays

CLEVELAND -- Some Opening Days produce memories. Thursday's season opener between Cleveland and Toronto produced history -- and a lot of nonsense. The Indians wasted a glittering performance by starting pitcher Justin Masterson, blew a three-run lead in the ninth and lost seven innings later on a three-run home run. The 16-inning game was the longest season opener in baseball...

The Opening Day Nine: Reasons for Opening Day Optimism

We did it!  Opening Day is here, and in a few short hours the Indians’ 2012 season will be under way. I’ve spent quite a few words over the off-season warning us all that it might be wise to temper expectations this season, and I think all those caveats still stand.  But not today, right?  Let’s put together nine quick reasons to feel particularly optimistic about the 2012...

Box Score: Blue Jays 7, Indians 4

The longest home-opener in the history of Major League Baseball sends the Indians home as hard-luck losers. Following a masterful eight-inning performance by Justin Masterson — 8 IP, 10K, 1 BB, 1 ER — closer Chris Perez was all over the map, ultimately allowing three runs and the tie game. The bullpen would ultimately be depleted, leaving Jays catcher JP Arencibia to place a...

Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended Five Games

The feud between Ubaldo Jimenez and Troy Tulowitzki reached a tipping point this past weekend. After an off-season in which the two took shots at each other through the media, Jimenez hit Tulowitzki with a fastball during a Spring Training game and nearly caused a brawl. While no one was ejected during the game, Bud Selig — who was there — took matters into his own hands. After...

Season Previews: Cleveland Indians

With Opening Day upon us, we're finally getting around to wrapping up our Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Continuing our preview of the American League Central, check out the 2012 Cleveland Indians. Justin Masterson Jiminez, Lowe, and Tomlin Jeanmar Gómez...

Indians’ Jimenez to Appeal Suspension

Ubaldo Jiménez, who was suspended five games and given an undisclosed fined for intentionally throwing at Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki during a Spring Training game, will reportedly appeal the ruling handed down by Major League Baseball. Jiménez, who did not speak with reporters following the ruling, initially stated that the fastball which hit Tulowitzki in the elbow merely ...

Indians on losing end of history against Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) -- In the longest opening-day game in major league history, J.P. Arencibia's three-run homer in the 16th inning sent the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Arencibia was 0 for 6 with three strikeouts before connecting off Jairo Asencio. The marathon eclipsed the previous longest openers -- 15 innings between Cleveland and Detroit...

Indians, Blue Jays locked in opener marathon

The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays are playing the longest opening-day game in baseball history. Heading into the 16th inning, the teams have eclipsed the previous longest games set on two occasions. Toronto, however, got a three-run homer from J.P. Arencibia in the top of the 16th to take the lead. The Indians played in one of the previous marathons, a 15-inning game...

The Last Five Tribe Opening Days – A Review

Man I love opening day. I can’t wait to be there today. The same goes for Justin Masterson. The big right-hander will be the Indians opening day starter for the first time in his career. Interestingly, 2012 will be the fifth consecutive year the Tribe will have somebody different taking the ball to start the season. In 2008, CC Sabathia was making his fifth opening day start in...

Blue Jays-Indians Preview

Injuries derailed a promising start to 2011 for the Cleveland Indians, but there's a lot of optimism heading into this season - even if that feeling may not be shared by outsiders. The Indians open play Thursday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, who feel they can take another step toward better competing in the AL East. Cleveland led the AL Central for 95 games last season...
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