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Salazar backed by 3 HRs to help Indians beat Rays

  Danny Salazar pitched two-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings and the Cleveland Indians backed him with three home runs to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Tuesday night. Jason Kipnis, Giovanny Urshela and David Murphy homered for the Indians, driving in all six runs and sending the Rays to their third straight loss. Salazar (7-3) retired the first 15 batters, the third time in the last six...
Via AP on Fox
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Indians sign RHP McKenzie, team's second pick in 2015 draft

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of RHP TRISTON McKENZIE, the club's second selection (42nd overall) in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. McKenzie marked the final pick of Competitive Balance Round A. McKenzie, 17, is a 2015 graduate of Royal Palm Beach (FL) High School, where he compiled a 9-5 record with a 0.79 ERA during his senior campaign, tallying...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Mike Aviles & Jason Kipnis caught Batman in Tampa

Cleveland Indians Mike Aviles and Jason Kipnis caught Batman in a Starbucks in Tampa because, Thunder Treats. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the White Sox and Indians become sellers?

There is no question that the American League Central is one of the toughest divisions in baseball (it is home to 7 of 9 potential All-Star starters) and that has lead to a difficult climb for those teams at the bottom. While the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox appeared to be ready to contend for a World Series title at the start of the season, the still strong Royals,...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Who Is Cody Anderson?

OK, I know what you’re thinking. How convenient it is to write about a pitcher who only allowed two hits (and no walks) of shutout ball in eight innings against the Tampa Rays. However, on Monday morning I wrote Cody Anderson was my number one pitcher from a DFS and streaming perspective. I would be lying if I thought he was going to pitch as well as he did, but after watching...
Via Baseball Professor
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gets no love

  Cleveland Indians’ second baseman, Jason Kipnis, had put up ridiculously impressive numbers this season, yet, he seems to go unnoticed when talking about the best hitters in the Major Leagues. Kipnis was called up to Cleveland in 2011 and hit for a .272 batting average with seven home runs, nine doubles, and five stolen bases in just 36 games. The sweet stroking lefty followed...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ramsey’s Consistency Could Lead to Opportunity in Cleveland

James Ramsey has been one of the most consistent players in the Indians organization since being acquired from the Cardinals for Justin Masterson last year. His steady contributions at the plate and in the outfield make the former first round pick a prime candidate for a promotion to majors. Drafted 23rd overall by the Cardinals in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, Ramsey put together...

Indians Roster Rebuild Leaves Them in Unenviable Position

The 2015 Cleveland Indians don’t have to believe in Sports Illustrated jinxes, but one look at the standings and they’ll quickly have to believe that their playoff chances are about done. At 33-41, the Indians are eight games under .500 and 12 games back of first place. The 12-game deficit behind the Kansas City Royals is the most they’ve trailed by all season and only on May...

Tribe Shutout and Swept Out of Baltimore; Orioles 4, Indians 0 and Orioles 8, Indians 0

The Orioles swept a day-night, rain-induced doubleheader on Sunday, 4-0 and 8-0, from the Indians. Trevor Bauer and, in his big-league debut, Toru Murata, took losses for the Indians. Jason Kipnis had his 20-game hit streak – the longest in the Majors this year – snapped in the opener. Kipnis is still hitting .349 in June and .342 overall, third in the AL. Michael Brantley had...

Cleveland Indians give Toru Murata a chance on the mound

In times of trouble, sometime people get the chance to rise to the occasion. In the case of pitcher Toru Murata, his time is today. Due to the chaotic pitching situation currently happining with the Cleveland Indians, the decision was made to alter the rotation, bringing up Murata from Triple A for the nightcap of today’s double header against the Baltimore Orioles. This is a “make...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

KISS: Trevor Bauer And Eliminating Pitches

Trevor Bauer is coming off, what could be argued, the worst start of his young professional career this past Monday against Detroit, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits over just three innings. He struck out three but walked four against a division rival the Indians need to start beating on a consistent basis. In that game this past Monday, he faced 22 batters and threw 86 pitches...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Things Turning Around for the Indians Bullpen

It’s no secret that this season has not gone according to the plan that the Cleveland Indians, and much of the sports world had thus far. The Indians have struggled mightily in a few areas, some of them all season long, and some of them have come and gone. Over the past couple of seasons, one of the most consistent areas of the Indians has been the bullpen. While bullpens do tend...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

SI names Indians’ Jason Kipnis AL MVP leader

Already named the AL Player of the Month for May, Jason Kipnis has kept up the torrid pace at the plate to accompany excellent defense in the field to garner more prestigious consideration than mere player of the month awards. On Thursday, Sport Illustrated‘s Cliff Corcoran updated his AL MVP Award’s Watch to list Jason Kipnis ahead of all other American League stand-outs such...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana Needs To Be Better

Since Carlos Santana joined the Indians in 2010 a debate has raged on between more traditional baseball fans and those who subscribe to sabermetric analytics as to whether or not Carlos Santana is a good hitter. Those who buy into the more traditional approach point to Santana’s low batting average and high strikeout rate as definitive signs that Santana is not a very good hitter...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Has An Obsession With Popsicles

Indians manager Terry Francona understands that if you’re going to indulge in a food item, best to make it something that isn’t going to kill you right away. Frozen water is a healthier obsession than most, so it’s good to go with that. The frozen water in question comes in the form of popsicles, and Francona loves these suckers. How much? We’ll let Terry explain: “I had...
Via Food and Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians pitching is in a state of emergency

June has not been a kind month to the five man rotation for the Cleveland Indians. In fact, it’s been downright brutal. Since the start of the month, the Indians have been an roller coaster ride of wins and losses. Ending the month of May  on a hot streak, it looked as if Cleveland had turned a corner and was ready to live up to the expectations set in early April, but as the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently continued his habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he recently engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape flavor. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan’s jib, gives him bat, gloves (vids)

Miguel Cabrera may have converted a young Cleveland Indians fan into a Miggy Maniac after a delightful interaction in which the youngster impressed the Detroit Tigers slugger with a slick catch and then some even slicker smack talk. The fan snagged a foul ball down the first base line off the bat of Jason Kipnis...Read More The post Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cleveland Indians roll out a new daughter-friendly tradition

For entirely too long, Major League Baseball clubhouses have been treated like sacred grounds wherein a male-dominated environment is further insulated by the walls of the absurd and arcane BBWA. The Cleveland Indians, however, appear to be blowing through the doors of history and have started their very own Sunday afternoon tradition. You see, for the longest of times, only male...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Indians buyers or sellers at trade deadline?

The Cleveland Indians certainly haven’t lived up to the hype that surrounded the club at the beginning of the 2015 season, but they are by no means out of the playoff race just yet. At 32-36, the Indians are currently sitting in 4th place in the American League Central, eight games behind first-place Kansas City (39-27). The Tribe is sitting four and a half games behind second...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians to promote Cody Anderson for MLB debut on Sunday

This Sunday, the Cleveland Indians will call up starting pitcher Cody Anderson from Triple-A Columbus to make his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 24-year-old right-hander was the Indians’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2013, but struggled in Double-A Akron last year. Anderson seems to have turned it around this year, going 4-3 with a combined 1.87 ERA between 12...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Francisco Lindor Era begins in Cleveland

The year of the prospect debut continues. Now that the Super Two deadline has come and gone, prospects are getting called up left and right. This past Sunday, we were treated to two debut events simultaneously, when both Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor joined their respective major league clubs. I covered Buxton yesterday, so today, […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a...Read More The post Terry Francona admits to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammate zings Lindor over paying ransom for first hit ball

The Cleveland Indians have made a habit of snagging milestone balls and holding them hostage from their teammates. We saw it when Cleveland’s bullpen demanded a bunch of Apple products in exchange for Brandon Moss’ 100th career home run ball, and the team’s pitchers were at it again over the weekend with Francisco Lindor. Lindor,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians revitalize left side with two rookie promotions

There has been no question that the Indians have been one of the worst defensive teams in baseball over the past few seasons. In fact, it may have been the largest reason why they were kept out of the playoffs in 2014. According to, there was almost a 139 run difference between the Indians’ defense in 2014 and that of the AL Champion Royals, more than enough to...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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