Indians option Yandy Diaz, release Melvin Upton Jr. in latest spring training cuts

Good news for Giovany Urshela. The Cleveland Indians have announced their latest spring training roster cuts, per’s Jordan Bastian. Most notably, third baseman Yandy Diaz was optioned to Triple-A and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was released. The roster has been trimmed to 39 as of these cuts. Along with Diaz, catcher Eric Haase and shortstop Eric Stamets were optioned...
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Indians holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.
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Indians release Melvin Upton Jr., Ryan Hanigan

The Indians announced Monday that they have released outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and catcher Ryan Hanigan (via Jesse Sanchez of Both players signed minor league contracts with the Tribe over the winter.The Indians added the 33-year-old Upton with the hope that he’d experience a revival similar to the one Austin Jackson enjoyed a season ago. Cleveland signed Jackson to a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 10

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present. Countdown to Opening Day – 10 days There has not been a lot of talk this spring about the right ankle of Cleveland Indians’ number ten, Edwin Encarnacion...

Multi-inning work brings out best in McAllister

Indians manager Terry Francona does not feel that one-inning outings in the spring are the best way to help Zach McAllister properly prepare for the season ahead. For the big right-hander, Francona has found that multi-inning appearances are beneficial on a few fronts.
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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 11

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present. Countdown to Opening Day – 11 days Last season, Jose Ramirez, chief resident of the number 11 on the current Cleveland Indians roster, became the...

Fan Favorite Davis Working Toward Major League Roster Spot

The last time Rajai Davis played a game that mattered for the Cleveland Indians, it was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. He hit an eighth-inning, game-tying, two-run home run that sent Tribe fans into a frenzy and the shot is considered one of the greatest home runs in the more than 100-year history of the franchise (imagine if the Indians had actually won that game). Obviously...

10 biggest questions heading into the 2018 MLB season

Opening Day of the 2018 MLB season is looming. With that, it’s important to ask a number of questions about what might happen when the games start to count.A big one, as it always is, revolves around the reigning champs. Do the Houston Astros have what it takes to end the nearly two decades of futility that has plagues previous World Series champions? It’s also fair to wonder how...
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Trevor Bauer might be changing baseball

Recreating the best pitches in the game, cracking ancient codes, the Indians righty is doing something revolutionary. Trevor Bauer debuted his new slider on Monday, to resounding success — in five innings’ work he fanned eight Rangers. He was “encouraged” by how it worked with his curve, since his entire goal was to gain another distinctive plane to work on. Lots of pitchers work...
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Terry Francona has funny quote about hitters facing Corey Kluber

It’s no secret that Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is one of baseball’s best, and manager Terry Francona isn’t shy about saying so.Francona also isn’t shy about pointing out that the gameplan some hitters might like to use against Kluber is going to backfire if executed. To be honest, Francona’s right. The fact that Kluber keeps the ball down so effectively makes it hard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis’ productive spring training should lead to good things in 2018

Yes, stats in spring training do not necessarily correlate to success or failure in the regular season in the MLB. However, the success that Cleveland Indians second baseman, Jason Kipnis, is having this spring is something that fans should take note on and care about. This spring, he is batting .450 in seven games played. Kipnis is slugging 1.350 thus far, too. He only has nine...
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Trevor Bauer says he was censored on Twitter by MLB

Trevor Bauer claimed on Twitter Thursday that he was censored by MLB about sharing his political beliefs.Bauer’s tweets seemed to be inspired by a meeting during spring training in which MLB encouraged players to take stances and be leaders politically. The Cleveland Indians pitcher suggests the opposite happened to him. When asked by someone on Twitter whether that was the reason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central Notes: Lynn, Twins, Hahn, Jay, Indians

The Twins’ recently reported two-year offer to Lance Lynn was for a total of $20MM, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Lynn’s camp considered that number a “non-starter,” however, according to Berardino. Minnesota remains open to adding a starter on an affordable and relatively short-term pact, Berardino continues, noting that outside of the team’s $100MM+ offer...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Titans C Ben Jones catches coyote barefoot

The Tennessee Titans are now incorporating local wildlife into their offseason training regimen.In video that was originally posted to kicker Ryan Succop’s Instagram Story on Wednesday (and later to the Titans’ Twitter page), center Ben Jones had quite the adventure with a coyote that had wandered onto the practice field. While barefoot, Jones proceeded to crawl up on the creature...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor wants to finish World Series run

Over the past two seasons, the Cleveland Indians have been one of the best teams in MLB. Not coincidentally, shortstop Francisco Lindor has been one of the brightest young stars in the game. Over 2.5 seasons in Cleveland, Lindor holds a triple-slash of .293/.349/.474 while averaging 32 doubles, 20 dingers and 15 stolen bases.But the Indians themselves keep falling short. They would...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Francisco Lindor now looks like Sisqo after haircut

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has a new look ahead of the 2018 MLB season.Lindor recently cut his hair short, which would’ve been enough for many players, but he didn’t stop there. The Indians star also elected to dye his hair silver, which this video clip shows. Fans were excited to see the final product, and Lindor seemed happy to show off the new hairdo at spring training...
Via The Sports Daily
February 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Trevor Bauer wins arbitration hearing

Right-hander Trevor Bauer has won his arbitration hearing against the Indians, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). Bauer’s arb case featured one of the most significant gaps between the player’s submitted salary and the team’s figure (as seen in the MLBTR Arbitraiton Tracker), and he’ll now be paid at $6.525MM instead of $5.3MM thanks to the win. Bauer is represented...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 15, 2018  |  Discuss

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