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After last weekend’s disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, the Indians are on the verge of at least one roster move today. Injuries have decimated the lineup recently, but it’s not exactly certain what the transactions will be later today. Previously, it was announced that RHP Josh Tomlin would be activated off the DL and start today’s series opener against the Kansas City Royals at 4:05 p.m. Someone will need to be removed from the active roster in order for him to return. Additionally, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was pulled in the fourth inning from Sunday’s AAA Columbus game, as first reported by our very own Kirk, then finally updated by MiLB and noted by Jordan Bastian this morning. No word on if that means Chisenhall is coming up to Cleveland, too, but that would require another corresponding move. SS Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) and DH Travis Hafner (knee) both were hurt over the past few days, and could be potential DL candidates depending upon the severity of their pains. C Carlos Santana was previously placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. 3B Jack Hannahan (back) just returned Sunday from an extended 10-day injury stint, where he didn’t go to the DL. SS Juan Diaz was unexpectedly promoted Friday from AA Akron, but Bastian also reported that Manny Acta said he’ll still be there Monday. We’ll keep you updated when any moves become official.

Box Score: Indians 8, Royals 5

A much needed victory today for the Indians as they returned home to a crowd of over 25K at Progressive Field. Josh Tomlin was adequate in his return to the mound, and a five-run third inning boosted the Tribe to the win. Of note, Lonnie Chisenhall homered in his first MLB at-bat of the season, Jason Kipnis collected three more hits and Chris Perez’s only stumble was after capturing...

Surprising Starters Shine Throughout Cleveland, Columbus, Akron in 2012

Entering the 2012 season, the Cleveland Indians were not expected to have all that much starting pitching depth. After last year’s trade that brought Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland and sent out Alex White and Drew Pomeranz, the two-most highly rated hurlers in the system, the Tribe’s minor leagues took a big hit. Of course, the system still was top-heavy, as there were eight players...

Indians Weekend Wrapup: Injuries, More Injuries, The Chiz, and What To Do About U

Ubaldo'h Jimenez We have now passed the Memorial Day checkpoint, and your Cleveland Indians (27-21) are still in first place by the narrowest of margins. The red hot Chicago White Sox pounded the Tribe into submission over the weekend and moved themselves just a half game back at 27-22. The onslaught was stunning to say the least, considering the fact that the Indians are built...

Video: Chris Perez’ “You Can’t See Me” Post-Strikeout Celebration

The Cleveland Indians’ ever-competitive closer Chris Perez has added another visual celebration to his on-field repitoire — the latest, the “You Can’t See Me” as coined by the WWE’s John Cena, later improvised upon by veteran shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson. Enjoy.

Indians' Cabrera back in lineup at DH

Indians All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is in the lineup as Cleveland's designated hitter after missing three straight games with a tight hamstring. Cabrera was not in manager Manny Acta's original lineup, but was added after going through a full pre-game workout Tuesday before the Indians faced the Kansas City Royals. Acta said he wanted to ''ease''...

Kipnis leading injury-depleted Tribe

The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have returned to their winning ways, with their substitute No. 3 hitter providing a big boost for their banged-up lineup.Jason Kipnis looks to continue his tear at the plate for the Indians on Tuesday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals.After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago over the weekend, Cleveland (27-21) bounced back...

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The Indians couldn't have had much more of a disastrous weekend in Chicago. Fresh off a three-game sweep of the Tigers in their last home series, the Indians went to Chicago and got mauled three consecutive games, including a 12-6 blowout loss on Sunday. In addition to losing three games, the Indians also lost four players over the weekend due to injuries. They played virtually...

Series Preview: Royals at Indians 5/28-30

There's no place like home for the holiday. After getting pounded on the road for three in Chicago, the Indians will return home to face the dilapidated Royals on Memorial Day. The Indians have won four of six against Kansas City so far this year and will look to continue on at that pace. With the sweep by the White Sox the Tribe have fallen to a half game lead over those same...

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Box Score: White Sox 12, Indians 6

This game looked a lot like the other two contests of this series, but was a lot more damaging. With the White Sox (26-22) victory, they are now just one-half game behind the Tribe (26-21) in the AL Central. Oy. Some of the highlights from today: Ubaldo Jimenez continued with his early-inning struggles, Lou Marson got hit in the mouth with a pitch and Johnny Damon hit his first home...

Lopez's 3 RBIs lead Indians past Royals

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Royals-Indians Preview

(AP) -- The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have returned to their winning ways, with their substitute No. 3 hitter providing a big boost for their banged-up lineup. Jason Kipnis looks to continue his tear at the plate for the Indians on Tuesday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals. After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago over the weekend, Cleveland (27-21)...
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