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Minor-league team is planning a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead giveaway

Baseball is no stranger to bizarre injuries, but Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer took things to another level last postseason when he suffered a serious cut on his right pinkie finger in a drone accident. And now there’s a bobblehead to commemorate it. The Reno Aces – the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who drafted Bauer third overall in 2011 – are holding...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Wood, Finished as a Pitcher, Still Contributed to Indians’ Success

In 1916, new Indians owner Jim Dunn made a splashy signing, buying Tris Speaker’s contract from the Red Sox for $70,000 – then the highest price ever paid for a major league ballplayer. A hundred years ago, Dunn, with Speaker’s advice, bought another contract from Boston. That player wasn’t as productive, but it turned out to be an important deal for the Indians. The Tribe...

Today in Tribe History: March 1, 1919

After a month and a half of speculation and rumor, the Indians make what would become a steal of a deal, robbing Connie Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics of three contributors to the 1920 Cleveland championship team in a four-player swap on this date in 1919. The Indians sent outfielder Bobby “Braggo” Roth to the A’s, acquiring third baseman Larry Gardner, outfielder Charlie...

If the shoe fits: Artsy Delabar colors up cleats

Indians pitcher Steve Delabar has perfected the art of personalizing shoes. He did a pair for teammate Chris Colabello in Italy's colors, in time for the World Baseball Classic next month.
Via Indians.com
22 hours ago

Today in Tribe History: February 28, 1988

The Cleveland Indians sign free agent utility man Terry Francona. After five seasons in Montreal and one in Chicago with the Cubs, Francona spent his seventh season in the National League with the Cincinnati Reds in 1987, hitting .227 in 102 games while playing first base and the corner outfield spots. His signing with the Indians made him a second generation player in Cleveland...

No mistaking it: Tribe's Yandy is dandy

Yandy Diaz is not expected to be in the Indians' Opening Day plans, but the team does plan on taking a close look at the intriguing prospect this spring. For Monday's Cactus League game against Texas, the versatile Diaz made his preseason debut in left field. He went 0-for-1 with two walks in the Indians' 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Carrasco's return highlights Indians' victory

Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in his spring debut on Monday, but felt good in his first time in a game since last September when he was hit by a line drive, forcing him to miss the Indians' playoff run.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs tie in Spring Training matchup

Morning news and notes for Monday, February 27, 2017 Here’s to a great week ahead full of baseball highlights and no Tribe injuries! Tribe News In World Series rematch, Indians, Cubs play to a 1-1 tie | Cleveland.com A sellout crowd of 15,388 watched Sunday's game at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. Danny Salazar went two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three, while...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Kipnis sidelined at spring training

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a rotator cuff strain and will stop throwing for a couple days. Kipnis got a cortisone shot on Saturday, and manager Terry Francona didn't sound very worried about the situation. "If it was during the season we wouldn't do anything," Francona said before Sunday's spring game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians 2B Kipnis sidelined by rotator cuff injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a strained rotator cuff and will stop throwing for a couple days. Kipnis got a cortisone shot on Saturday, and manager Terry Francona says he should be ''raring to go'' when he resumes throwing. The 29-year-old Kipnis hit .275 with 23 homers and 82 RBIs last season, helping Cleveland to the AL Central title...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians win first spring training game of 2017

The world feels nice again. Reds 2, Indians 8 Box Score -- The Cleveland Indians played a real baseball game today and no one got hurt. That itself is reason enough to celebrate; as an added bonus, they decided to go out and win in decisive fashion by a score of 8-2. The starting 9 today consisted of a handful of players who will probably be everyday players for the Tribe...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Merritt gets the first start for the Cleveland Indians in Spring Training

OMG BASEBALL IS BACK WOOHOO!!!! Cincinnati Reds @ Cleveland Indians Saturday, February 25, 2017. 3:05 PM EST, Goodyear Ballpark TV: STO Radio: WTAM -- The offseason for the Cleveland Indians was a little shorter than usual thanks to a long playoff run that took them to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Thanks to the events of that game, the offseason felt much longer than...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Brantley takes full swings in latest comeback

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) CleveIand Indians outfielder Michael Brantley took regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury. Brantley took 120 swings in an outdoor batting cage Friday as several Cleveland coaches and medical director Lonnie Soloff watched intently. Brantley had been limited to...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits health may impact how long he’ll manage

Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona recently admitted health issues may cut short his managerial career.Francona obviously has enjoyed a sterling career over 17 seasons managing the Indians, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. But he also has experienced his fair share of health issues.As noted by Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra, chest pains and an elevated heart rate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Cleveland Indians improved in the offseason

In the aftermath of a historic 2016 season, where the Cleveland Indians came within one game of being crowned World Series champions, things are still looking up. To even suggest that things will get better in 2017 says a great deal considering the level of success reached in the preceding season, but one look at the Tribe’s off-season will convince any skeptic. Much of what the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: More Offseason Moves

With spring training games right around the corner, the Cleveland Indians continue to add players to their roster. In addition to signing right-handed slugger Edwin Encarnacion to their World Series-caliber roster and adding veterans such as outfielder Austin Jackson and left-handed relief pitcher Boone Logan, the Tribe has picked up two more lefty relievers. On Monday, the Tribe...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians have interest in Chase Utley

The Cleveland Indians have been busy in free agency, but they may not be finished yet.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Indians are “intrigued” by free agent second baseman Chase Utley. FOX's Ken Rosenthal reports the same. However, Cleveland already has a second baseman in Jason Kipnis, so Utley would likely have to accept a utility role. In addition, there may...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli to sign one-year deal with Rangers

Multiple reports state Mike Napoli will re-sign with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 35-year-old could be returning to the Rangers for a third time.According to Wilson, two of his sources say the deal has been agreed upon. Two more of his sources tell him that “talks are progressing but it’s too early to say...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s to rename Coliseum field ‘Rickey Henderson Field’

The Oakland Athletics will honor one of their greats, Rickey Henderson. The club announced on Monday that in addition to naming him as a Special Assistant to the President, the field at the Oakland Coliseum will be known as Rickey Henderson Field. It’s a fitting tribute. The A’s have a lot of history. Still, perhaps no player is as synonymous with the Athletics (especially in...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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