Cleveland Indians struggling to find consistency

The 2016 Major League Baseball season is just a quarter of the way complete for the Cleveland Indians and their record stands at 23-20, after a doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox Monday. The Tribe sit only 2.5 games behind the White Sox in the American League Central Division, which isn’t an insurmountable deficit by any means, but it feels like the Indians aren’t that close...
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Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has mastered the art of live TV videbombs

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has always been known as a quirky and humorous dude, so it's no surprise that he would be the one to prank the Indians' television crew on Monday before the second game of a double-header against the Chicago White Sox.Jensen Lewis and Al Pawlowski were on the field for a pregame live television hit, just trying to be pros and give SportsTime...
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Indians minor league recap: Clint Frazier pulled from Akron game early with leg cramping

He appears to be fine, luckily. Top Cleveland Indians prospect Clint Frazier gave everyone a scare yesterday when he was pulled from the Akron RubberDucks game following his first-inning double. It appears he just had a leg cramp but was taken out as a precaution. The 'Ducks went on to lose that game, as did every Tribe affiliate that played yesterday. Akron RubberDucks 5, Altoona...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

All Things Considered; How Much is the Indians Payroll?

When we talk a team’s payroll, we usually start with just the 25 man roster. We have that listed on the ‘Contracts’ page and including players on the DL, it’s about $75.3M give or take a few million depending on who you count. Of course, we should also count guarantees no longer on the roster, so add in about $7M for Chris Johnson and another undisclosed amount that could...
Via Burning River Baseball
8 hours ago

Ramirez busts out with 2 HRs in doubleheader

Jose Ramirez came into his eighth-inning at-bat in the front end of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox with only three hits in his past 20 at-bats. But the Indians infielder went deep in his last at-bat in the opener and his first at-bat of the nightcap.
17 hours ago

Anderson's spot start turns into top-notch effort

Indians right-hander Cody Anderson gave up five hits and one run through three innings Monday night, throwing better than he has but looking far from where he wants to be. But after that third inning, completely Anderson shut down the White Sox.
17 hours ago

5/23 Game 2 Recap: Mr. Anderson Much Better in Sequel

Roster Update: Cody Anderson was added to the Indians roster today as their 26th man for the double header. Player of the Game If anything, most Indians fans expected the kind of performance turned in by Mike Clevinger this morning to come from Cody Anderson and Anderson’s performance from Clevinger. This was, by far, Anderson’s best start of the season and it is almost sad...
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18 hours ago

5/23 Recap: Walks & Errors Come Back to Haunt Tribe

Roster Update: Joba Chamberlain was unexpectedly placed on the 15 day DL today with a strained left intercostal muscle. He was replaced on the 25 man roster by left handed pitcher Ryan Merritt, who has been a starter for his entire minor league career, but looks to be used out of the bullpen for now. Player of the Game Mike Napoli not only knocked in the Indians first run of the...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 hours ago

Tribe's Adams feeling encouraged, comfortable

Four years to the day after Indians right-hander Austin Adams had the reconstructive shoulder surgery that changed the course of his career, he stood in the visitors' clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field fresh off an outing that brought nothing but encouragement.
23 hours ago

Indians' Joba Chamberlain (chest muscle) on disabled list

CHICAGO (AP) The Cleveland Indians have placed reliever Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left chest muscle, putting on hold his turnaround season. Left-hander Ryan Merritt was recalled from Triple-A Columbus before Tuesday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Terry Francona said Chamberlain has had a sore side and the pain was more...
Via Associated Press
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Mike Clevinger: An Indians Righty on His First MLB Inning

Mike Clevinger was nervous when he made his major-league debut with the Cleveland Indians last Wednesday. As a matter of fact, he was so nervous that he vomited prior to taking the mound. That didn’t prevent him from pitching well. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed just one run through five innings before faltering in the sixth. He wasn’t involved in the decision, but his...
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Latest Baseball Prospectus playoff odds have Cleveland Indians as American League favorite

All hail our robot overlords. Baseball Prospectus' on-going playoff odds, which they calculated through a series of simulations, have some good news for the Cleveland Indians. The latest odds, as of 6:58 a.m. PT on May 21, have the Indians with a 77.8 percent chance of making the playoffs -- the highest in the American League by a slim margin over the Seattle Mariners' 76.1 percent...
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Shock The World Chronicles: The Suite Life In Cleveland

For the last three years, my fiancée has been attending law school at the University of Akron. Somehow, I had failed to make the trek from Philadelphia for a visit, and with graduation rapidly approaching, time was running out. So last Thursday, I boarded a plane for the short flight to Akron to get the northeastern Ohio tour. I mentioned to her that I would love to take in an Indians...
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Indians hope to keep riding offensive surge with Kluber on mound

An extended offensive surge against their interleague rivals has the Cleveland Indians riding high.Though they again haven't had much success scoring runs for Corey Kluber, the Indians hope to change that and get the best of Boston's Clay Buchholz for the second time this season.The visiting Indians look to stay hot at the plate while trying for a fifth consecutive victory Friday...
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Rajai Davis named the Ohio Cup's Most Outstanding Player

Rajai Davis may be new to the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds rivalry but he doesn't let that get in his way in claiming the Most Outstanding Player in the Ohio Cup.With 30 of 33 votes, Davis was named the Most Oustanding Player in the Ohio Cup.Davis went 9-16 (.563), 2 HR, 9 RBI and 10 runs in 4 games against the Southern rival, bumping his season average from .210 to .259...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana homers twice, Indians finish sweeping Reds 7-2

CINCINNATI (AP) Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Josh Tomlin stayed unbeaten by allowing only five hits while pitching into the eighth inning on Thursday night, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and the first sweep of their annual intrastate series. The Indians won two games in Cleveland and two at Great American Ball Park by outscoring...
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Indians minor league recap: Bryson Myles belts first Triple-A HR, TJ House implodes

Four wins among four MiLB teams yesterday, not a bad outing. TJ House had a chance to prove he belongs in the Cleveland Indians rotation (or at least a shot as an extra starter for the doubleheader on Monday), but he failed to prove much yesterday. His pitching line looks okay, but, in reality, he barely lasted two innings and was bailed out by the bullpen. Not a great audition...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic Smacks a Home Run at Cleveland Indians Batting Practice

Four days after winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship title against Fabricio Werdum in Brazil at UFC 198, Stipe Miocic was back in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, taking batting practice with the Cleveland Indians. RELATED: Vince Wilfork Plays in J.J. Watt's Charity Softball Game Wearing Overalls With Nothing Underneath You might imagine Miocic would be tired after the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians Hit a Grand Slam with Walks

Earlier today, I published a post over on the main site digging into Cincinnati’s historically bad bullpen. Within that post, I noted that the Reds’ staff of relievers entered the day with the worst team ERA since 1961, the worst team FIP since 1961, and the worst team home run rate since 1961. The consolation prize, as it were, is that their team walk rate of 11.6% was “only”...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic takes batting practice with Indians, goes yard (video)

Sweet swing Stipe. That’s what the Cleveland Indians were calling UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic on Tuesday. Miocic was invited to take batting practice with the Indians before tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, and the champ was able to knock one out of the park. On his last swing of the day, @stipemiocicufc goes yard. The Indians celebrate.
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clevinger to make MLB debut Wednesday; Indians activate Chisenhall

During Spring Training, WFNY pondered if Michael Clevinger would be the next ace starting pitcher developed by the Cleveland Indians farm system. He proceeded to impress manager Terry Francona as Tito noted Clevinger put the team on notice with his spring performance. Well, Clevinger took yet another step towards realizing his full potential as the Indians announced he will make...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians are keeping their heads above water

The Cleveland Indians will look to take the rubber match in Sunday’s matchup with the Minnesota Twins and try to stay above .500. The Indians go into Sunday’s game with a 17-16 record after 33 games (which marks one-fifth of the season) and have managed a winning record for most of the season. The Tribes biggest issue has been breaking the trend of win-loss-win-loss and not being...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossover Symmetry Q&A explains Indians Brantley injury and rehab

Michael Brantley had surgery on his shoulder at the beginning of November and while the Indians have been consistent in their message about him returning to play in around six months, there has been some question about that time-frame elsewhere. So, rather than rely on team statements for all of the information, WFNY called upon shoulder-specialist Jim Moran PT1 from Crossover Symmetry...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians place Michael Brantley on DL; call up Michael Martinez

It seems as though Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley may have rushed back too quickly from his shoulder surgery last November. After a rollercoaster of events that included a potential return on his target date of Opening Day, he returned to Spring Training quicker than anticipated before suffering a setback and therefore didn’t make his return to the Indians’...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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