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Toronto Blue Jays
The Indians open up the 2013 season in a dome in chilly Toronto as a high of 35º and a possibility of snow is expected. The Tribe will be throwing out a brand new lineup, featuring at least four players who have never taken an official at bat as a member of the Cleveland Indians. As a whole, it is the strongest lineup on paper that the Indians have fielded in years and a whole lot would have to go wrong for them to perform worse than last year's unit. The line-up is as follows:
CF: Michael Bourne
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
2B: Jason Kipnis
1B: Nick Swisher
LF: Michael Brantley
C: Carlos Santana
DH: Mark Reynolds
3B: Lonnie Chisenhall
RF: Drew Stubbs
Justin Masterson will be starting for the Tribe with an eight man bull-pen ready to go behind him if he falters. Facing Masterson will be a Blue Jays lineup that was even more revamped than the Indians.
SS: Jose Reyes
LF: Melky Cabrera
RF: Jose Bautista
1B: Edwin Encarnacion
DH: Adam Lind
C: J.P. Arenc...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Sunday the Cleveland Indians announced their opening day roster. In order to get to the final 25-man roster and make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians announced the following transactions:
Right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann - who had right elbow surgery on March 13th - was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
They re-assigned right-handed pitcher Matt Capps, right-handed...
Now that the baseball season is upon us, it is time once again to undertake the task of ranking the Cleveland Indians' 25-man roster. Just like last year, I will do this five times throughout the season, revisiting the rankings to see who has risen, who has fallen, and what new players are crashing the party.
This year's roster is particularly interesting after an offseason...
The Cleveland Indians have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and added him to the 25-man Major League roster.
Kazmir, 29, went 1-0 with a 3.46ERA in four games this spring (13.0IP, 18H, 5R/ER, 1BB, 13K), winning the fifth spot in the rotation after accepting a non-roster invitation to Major League camp on January 8.
Goodbye Goodyear. Hello Cleveland.
The Cleveland Indians officially completed Spring Training with a strong 9-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win ensured that the Indians finished the spring season with a winning record, and the Tribe left Goodyear with a 17-16-2 record.
Given the team’s many additions this offseason, there definitely seemed to be a different...
The Cleveland Indians reassigned a number of players on Sunday including pitchers Matt Capps and Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Both players were told in mid-March that they would not appear on the Opening Day roster for the Indians. Both have re-signed deals that will allow them to start the year at Triple-A playing for Columbus.
Capps dealt with shoulder problems to start spring training and...
TORONTO -- Nick Swisher bobbed through the Cleveland Indians clubhouse after Tuesday nights season opener.Wheres that lineup card? Swisher said. Gotta get that one for No. 17.No. 17, of course, is new manager Terry Francona, who no doubt will appreciate the gesture after his tenure got off to a grand opening with a 4-1 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.To Francona this...
Cleveland pitcher Scott Kazmir has a sore abdominal muscle and might miss his first scheduled start for the Indians.
Kazmir felt sore after playing catch on flat ground during a team workout Monday. The Indians open the season Tuesday night at Toronto.
Manager Terry Francona said Kazmir will be reevaluated after he tries to throw a bullpen on Wednesday. The 29-year-old lefty was...
Here it is, the annual IBI Roundtable.
We pooled together 14 writers on the site to get their quick thoughts on the Indians outlook this season and make their predictions on the playoffs and the winners of all the postseason hardware.
I have not included my own thoughts, though you can get them in more detail in my Tribe Happenings piece posted earlier today; however, I did provide...
It’s a Start
Big right-hander Justin Masterson made his second consecutive opening day start for the Indians on Tuesday against the Blue Jays and overall was effective in six innings of work. However, Masterson did struggle with his pitch location in his first three innings as he surrendered three hits and walked four over that time frame and loaded the bases in the third inning...
The Indians today outrighted LHP DAVID HUFF to AAA Columbus after he cleared waivers without another team claiming him. TheY weren't so lucky with regards to Ezeuiel Carrera, who was claimed by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Huff was told early on in camp that he would only be battling for a spot in the talented bullpen. Nick Hagadone and Rich Hill aready seemed like locks, as both...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves for it's sixth season, and will be bringing on board a brand new sponsor! The Indians Baseball Insiders, Tony and Jim, return as your hosts, and the Akron Aeros will not only sponsor this year's edition, but will be providing several ticket giveaways this season, including tonight. Tune in every week at 10:00 PM for the live feed of...
The Indians started off their season with a win last night in Toronto. We know all about the new acquisitions and how the team was built. We also understand how the Clippers, Aeros and Lake County Captains fill out their rosters. But what about an independent league team like the Lake Erie Crushers?
The Crushers finished the 2012 season on September 2nd with a 6-2 loss to the Southern...
By Tony LastoriaSpecial to FOX Sports Ohio
The Indians kick off their 2013 season in a matter of hours.
As with every season there is always some excitement that comes with the first game of the season. That enthusiasm can quickly dissipate a few days or weeks into the season, but nonetheless, at least for one day at the start of the season optimism is at its' height.