INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Indians rally late but drop finale in walk-off

The Orioles are rolling again. Baltimore, which endured a four-game losing streak last week, watched Nolan Reimold's two-out walk-off homer lift the O's to a 5-3 sweep-clinching win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon. Now winners of four straight, the Orioles remain the American League East leaders with Reimold's big blast.
Via Indians.com
1 hour ago

7/24 Recap: Kluber’s Start Spoiled as Bats, Bullpen Struggle in Baltimore

Player of the Game After two mediocre-at-best outings by Indians’ starters in the series, Corey Kluber showed why he remains the ace of the Cleveland staff. Though he didn’t completely shut down Baltimore, he gave the Tribe a chance to win the game by allowing just three runs in seven innings of work. Per usual, Kluber had his swing-and-miss stuff, striking out eight hitters...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 hour ago

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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allen happy to shift roles to improve bullpen

Cody Allen enjoys having the closer label attached to his name within the Indians' bullpen, but that title is not what matters most to the reliever. With Cleveland in first place and aiming for a spot on the October stage, Allen wants his team in the best position possible to make a run.
Via Indians.com
5 hours ago

Another Mejia Streaking, Calica Raking, and More in the Scrappers’ Scrapbook

Things may have finally turned a corner for the Cleveland Indians’ Mahoning Valley Scrappers affiliate, who endured nearly a month of tough games to start the New York-Penn League season. After a 3-11 start to its season and a 3-7 mark to begin July, Mahoning Valley has gotten into the win column with much more regularity, posting an 8-3 record over its last eleven games, including...

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
7 hours 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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Amid Bullpen Chaos, Allen Has Remained Strong in Closer Role

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the Cleveland Indians bullpen, with the August 1 trade deadline fast approaching. Much of it is not exactly positive. Many baseball experts and fans believe, and probably rightly so, that the Tribe needs to shore up its current crop of relievers. The back end of the ‘pen is a concern as the Indians have lost a handful of games, late...

Today in Tribe History: July 24, 2011

A pair of former Indians stars is among the three men celebrated on this date at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Ex-Indians infielder Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven are joined by longtime Toronto, Baltimore, Seattle, and Philadelphia general manager Pat Gillick in the annual inductions in Cooperstown, New York. In his second year of eligibility, Alomar reached the Hall...

7/23 Recap: Offense Slumbers as Tribe Lose Second to the Birds

Player of the Game The Indians waited until the last possible moment to score tonight, very literally as there were two outs in the ninth inning before a run crossed the plate. When it did so, it was courtesy of Lonnie Chisenhall, who doubled home Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis who had singled to start the inning. Feathers Up After a rough first, Josh Tomlin pitched extremely...
Via Burning River Baseball
20 hours ago

Pleskoff (under-the-radar) Scouting Report: Yandy Diaz

  TEAM: Cleveland Indians AGE: 24 POSITION: 3B/2B/OF BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-2 WEIGHT: 185 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Cleveland Indians signed Diaz as an international free agent from Cuba in 2013. ***** STRENGTHS Diaz is a natural hitter. His best tool is his ability to hit for a solid batting average. In parts of three minor league seasons […] The post Pleskoff...
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 hours ago

McAllister getting more work in Minors before activation

The Indians want Zach McAllister to feel more like himself on the mound before throwing him right back into the bullpen. That is why McAllister remains on a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, even though he was eligible for activation on Friday.
Via Indians.com
23 hours ago

Francisco Lindor has been everything Indians hoped

CLEVELAND — Great expectations were placed upon Francisco Lindor from the moment the Cleveland Indians selected him eighth overall in the 2011 amateur draft. The Indians were confident they had landed a switch-hitting shortstop who could be a cornerstone player, perhaps eventually becoming the face of the franchise. Lindor was just 17 at the time after […] The post Francisco...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians place Joe Colon on DL, recall Cody Anderson

Welcome to the bullpen, Cody. The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Joe Colon on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder. To fill his spot on the roster, the Indians have recalled Cody Anderson from Triple-A Columbus. Colon appeared in three games during his two weeks with the team, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings. His most recent...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are any Cleveland Indians prospects untouchable at the trade deadline?

The Indians are obviously going to be buyers at the deadline, but should there be limits to who they part with? The Cleveland Indians are either "90% done" with a trade for Jonathan Lucroy, or they are sticking to their original plan of going after a reliever and riding out the season with Roberto Perez and Chris Gimenez behind the plate. It all depends on what Twitter account you...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Clippers win in dramatic comeback fashion

And Triston McKenzie. Just... Triston McKenzie. The Columbus Clippers did not want anything easy last night. They took the game to the final out, stayed alive thanks to a dropped ball and won in extra innings. If you were lucky enough to watch it live, you might have high blood pressure, but at least you got some exciting baseball. Down in Low-A, Triston McKenzie continues to look...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer can't get his drone out of a tree

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was out having some fun with his drone, but he ended up flying it into a tree, where it became stranded some 60 feet in the air. Bauer wisely asked his Twitter followers for suggestions ... but some of them weren't very helpful. 
Via Fox Sports
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Cleveland Indians need to do at the deadline

The All-Star break has come and gone and the Cleveland Indians find themselves with the best record in the American League. With a 6.5 game lead in the AL Central, the Tribe have put themselves in prime position to put a stranglehold on the rest of their division. However, making a playoff appearance won’t satisfy the Indians fans that have not seen a World Series title since 1948...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes injures shoulder day after sacrifice to Jobu

In an attempt to break out of a season-long slump, the Cleveland Indians sacrificed a chicken to Jobu on behalf of catcher Yan Gomes on Saturday. On Sunday, it became apparent that Jobu did not appreciate that sacrifice. As we told you Saturday, the .163-hitting Gomes sacrificed a fast food chicken to Jobu in the hopes of turning his season around (video here). It didn’t work...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hunter fractures back while holding his child

Baseball injuries can be incredibly bizarre, and also incredibly sad. Cleveland Indians pitcher Tommy Hunter has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back after he slipped on stairs in his home while carrying his child, Terry Francona told the media on Sunday. He’ll be put on the 15-day disabled list. “He had a little mishap at home during the break,...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Cleveland Indians will we see in the second half of the season?

When you think of the Cleveland Indians, you’ll probably think of the fact that they’re in first place and recently had a 14-game win streak. What many people forget is that the Indians were 10-11 after the first month of the season and only 26-24 at the end of May. Will we see the 14-game win streak type Indians or the just over .500 Indians for the rest of the season? Since...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Indians Prospects 2,700 Miles Apart

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen Cleveland Indians prospects in several different places: at the club’s Spring Training complex in Goodyear, Arizona; at the Cal/Carolina League All-Star Game in Lake Elsinore, California; in Wilmington, Delaware; and at the Futures Game in San Diego. Below are my notes on some of Cleveland’s most relevant prospects scouted during this brief...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians Have Another Rookie of the Year Candidate

The Cleveland Indians had a pretty good rookie last year. Francisco Lindor: pretty good! Led all American League rookies in WAR! Didn’t end up winning the award — that went to Carlos Correa — but, boy, did Lindor have a strong case. Cleveland had been anticipating the arrival of Lindor for some time, as he’d long been viewed as the type of prospect that would make an immediate...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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