INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What could be on Indians shopping list ahead of trade deadline?

CLEVELAND -- With Monday's non-waivers trade deadline fast approaching, two teams expected to be active, one as a buyer, one as a seller, will meet Friday night at Progressive Field for the first game of a three-game series.The Oakland A's, who have been one of the hotter teams in the league since the All-Star break, will face the Cleveland Indians, who have come stumbling out of...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Frazier Is Indians New MLB Pipline Top Prospect, Draft Picks Debut

It’s been talked about across several outlets, most recently noted in Peter Gammon’s piece, that the Cleveland Indians farm system is quietly one of the strongest in baseball.  “What has been interesting is the number of teams that have come to them, because their system may be the most underappreciated, with 7 of the so-called top 100 prospects in the game, from outfielders...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 hours ago

Allen and Rodriguez in Akron, Two Head to the Capital, And More in This Week’s ‘Duck Tales

It’s been a rough week to be a ‘Ducks fan. Akron saw two of its star players promoted to Triple-A while the RubberDucks have dropped seven straight games. After winning their series opener last Thursday, 7-1, in Altoona against the Curve, Akron was tied for first place. Since then, the club has lost seven straight, including three to the Curve, three more at home against the...

Today in Tribe History: July 29, 1996

The Cleveland Indians send fan favorite Carlos Baerga and infielder Alvaro Espinoza to the New York Mets in exchange for infielders Jeff Kent and Jose Vizcaino. Baerga, a big part of the Indians’ resurgence in the standings and with their fans, had let off-the-field things affect his play on it. Most notably, he had shown up to Spring Training at 226 pounds and had spent a lot...

Trade rumors grow for Tribe as Deadline nears

The Indians have seen their lead in the American League Central decrease by three games in the past week. Over that same stretch, it has become increasingly clear that Cleveland could use some help to lengthen out its bullpen and lineup.
Via Indians.com
18 hours ago

Frazier leads five Tribe prospects in Top 100

For much of his baseball career, Clint Frazier has had the spotlight on him.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Robinson’s Accomplishments Honored with his Place in Indians Hall of Fame

His time in Cleveland may have been short, but Frank Robinson’s legacy as a member of the Indians organization is one that changed the game of baseball forever. His accomplishments will be honored on Saturday when the Indians induct Robinson into their Hall of Fame on July 30, along with former players Albert Belle, Jim Thome, and the late Charlie Jamieson. Robinson, who will turn...

Command issues cost Carrasco, Cleveland

Indians manager Terry Francona chalked it up as excitement in opposing Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. Tribe righty Carlos Carrasco wasn't too quick to pinpoint jitters as the reason, however.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Francisco Lindor hits walk-off single, awesomely reacts to foul ball

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a walk-off single to cap off a three-run ninth inning for the Tribe, in a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night at Progressive Field: What’s funny is that when this walk-off single happened, I was actually in the middle of working on a post about Lindor, due to a hilarious moment that happened earlier in the...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally for 3 in 9th to stun Nationals 7-6

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington's drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday night in a matchup of two first-place teams with sights on October. Down two runs and three outs from their losing streak reaching a season...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

7/26 Recap: Lindor Singles, Indians Walk Off

Player of the Game Dan Otero has been arguably the Indians most dominant reliever this season, but until this point had yet to win a Player of the Game award. After two perfect innings tonight, however, that is no longer the case. Otero struck out one and turned an incredible double play on a ball hit right back at him to eliminate a runner that had been left on for him. This was...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago

One Man’s Trash: Chill Out With The Iceman

This week's most added fantasy player, Cleveland Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin (51.5% owned; +33.1% over the past week), isn't like the majority of the most popular fantasy players to be plucked off of the waiver wire throughout the course of the MLB regular season. Despite being a mid-first round pick out of Texas A&M in the 2012 MLB draft, he was never really considered to...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is very different from the stretch

If the statistics show that there is a larger-than-normal difference, then where is it coming from? Corey Kluber carries himself like an old west Gunslinger on the mound, mowing his enemies down without a hint of emotion. He throws two plus-plus pitches, and when he's locked in his opponents are doomed. His unnamed breaking ball would have had him burned at the stake for sorcery...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer both promoted

The big news of the day was promotions, but the farm system also won a bunch of games. The big news from yesterday was the Indians promoting both of their top two prospects, Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, to Triple-A, putting them one step from Cleveland. As for the games... Columbus Clippers 5, Pawtucket Red Sox 2 Box Score · Clippers improve to 57-46 Ryan Merritt...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians promote top prospects Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier to Triple-A

There's only one place left for them to be promoted to! The Cleveland Indians have promoted their top two prospects, outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, to the Columbus Clippers, the team's Triple-A affiliate. Both players had been playing for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks. The Clippers are off on Monday, so the two young talents will make their Triple-A debut Tuesday...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians OF Rajai Davis had a priceless reaction to a terrible BP pitch

Throwing pitches in batting practice seems like an easy job, but it's not as simple as it sounds. With the best hitters in the world ready to lace one back up the middle at any moment, hiding behind the screen quickly is a must. That can lead to some botched pitches, which you most certainly don't want to throw Rajai Davis' way. His Cleveland Indians teammate Jason Kipnis stumbled...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Carlos Santana kisses Terry Francona's head as part of pregame ritual

The Cleveland Indians (54-38) surprisingly hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the AL Central over the Detroit Tigers (49-44). Their pitching has been stellar, holding the sixth-best ERA in all of baseball, and their bats have been equally great having scored the sixth-most runs, too.But perhaps the biggest reason why the Indians have been such a pleasant surprise is because of Carlos Santana...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer lost his drone & needs your help getting it back

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer spent this past offseason building a drone that has taken some sweet pictures in the past. Of course, Major League Baseball wasn’t having that because it’s fun, and implemented a no-fly zone as a result. But this story has taken an even more unfortunate turn. Bauer was recently flying the drone, and it got stuck in a tree. He...
Via The Comeback
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hunter suffers back fracture after falling while carrying child

The Cleveland Indians probably didn’t think that they would have to worry about reliever Tommy Hunter’s sense of balance this season. Hunter has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of a vertebra in his lower back. The apparent culprit of his injury? A fall down the stairs at home while carrying his child. “He had a little mishap at home during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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