INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

It is the Beginning of the End for Chief Wahoo?

Prior to the All-Star Game, Rob Manfred said he would be tabling any discussion of demanding the Cleveland Indians ditch their Chief Wahoo logo until after the season. Not wanting to wait until the baseball commissioner decides that a red-faced, smiling Native American might not be the best thing for a post-1950s America, Topps had started to phase out the thing. It’s true. When...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Statcast of the Day: Brantley's sweet defense

After Angels outfielder Ben Revere connected on an Andrew Miller four-seam fastball low and away, Indians left fielder Michael Brantley sprinted toward to the line, chasing the bloop that was dropping in a hurry. With the ball just a few feet away from dropping, Brantley laid out to make a diving catch to record the first out in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 11-7 victory over the...
Via Indians.com
4 hours ago

Meijia, McKenzie move up on Top 100 list

The Indians organization is well represented in MLBPipeline.com's Midseason Top 100 Prospects list released on Tuesday, as Francisco Mejia and Triston McKenzie have once again been ranked among the top prospects in baseball.
Via Indians.com
10 hours ago

Jackson activated off DL; Olson optioned

Outfielder Austin Jackson was activated from the disabled list before the Indians' game against the Angels at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Reliever Tyler Olson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Via Indians.com
14 hours ago

Encarnacion’s slam sends Indians past Angels 11-7 in 11

CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the 11th inning as the Cleveland Indians, who wasted a seven-run lead, beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-7 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Encarncion’s shot into the left-field bleachers off Bud Norris capped a strange night for the Indians, who led 7-0 after two innings. But Cleveland couldn’t do anything until...
Via MyNorthwest.com
18 hours ago

Luke Wakamatsu and Logan Ice have four-hit games in Lake County win

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for July 25, 2017. Columbus Clippers 4, Charlotte Knights 10 Box Score · Clippers fall to 54-47 Shawn Morimando looks like he’s quickly put his string of shutouts far behind him. The southpaw was tattooed for eight runs on eight hits in six innings yesterday while walking three and striking out six. He has now given up at least four runs...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 25, 2011

The rookie delivers – second baseman Jason Kipnis drives in Carlos Santana with a walk-off single to right field off of Hisanori Takahashi as the Cleveland Indians score two in the ninth to defeat the Los Angeles Angels, 3-2. Both the hit and RBI are the first of Kipnis’ career. In a well-pitched contest between the Angels’ Dan Haren and the Indians’ Fausto Carmona (Roberto...

Two Santana Shots and Strong Tomlin Send Tribe to Fourth Straight; Indians 6, Reds 2

It took nearly two months, but the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds finally completed their four-game season series on Monday night as the Tribe, backed by six quality innings from Josh Tomlin and a pair of homers from each side of the plate by Carlos Santana, defeated their in-state rivals with a 6-2 victory. The Indians (52-45) moved to seven games over the .500 mark and held...

Where Else Bradley Zimmer Stands Out

We’ve known for some time that Bradley Zimmer is unusually tall. We’ve also known for some time that Zimmer can move, and more recently we’ve found out that he’s one of the fastest sprinters in the game. When Zimmer gets himself to full speed, he’s practically the same as Billy Hamilton, and while that doesn’t say anything about the time required to get to full speed...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians interested in acquiring Jay Bruce?

After acquiring Andrew Miller at last year’s trade deadline, the Cleveland Indians may be making a similar splash again this year.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, some believe the Indians could become interested in New York Mets outfielder Jay Bruce.The 30-year-old Bruce has had a strong 2017, hitting .266/.332/.529 with 24 home runs and 63 RBIs in 87 games...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Why the Indians Don’t Really Need a Starter

I don’t know if the Cubs are actually coming out of their funk, but it sure looks like they are. It feels like a matter of days before they re-claim first place in the NL Central, which is the outcome we’ve all long expected. There’s still work to do yet, but as the Cubs improve, it sends more eyes over to the Indians. The Indians have been in a funk of their own, and while...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians throw away another game to end abysmal road trip

Morning news and notes, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Cleveland 4, San Francisco 5 Recaps: LGT | MLB.com | Cleveland.com Why pitch to Buster Posey with the game on the line and a base open? Indians news Lefty Boone Logan probably headed to disabled list for Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - Logan suffered a strained left lat muscle when he threw ball four to Brandon Belt in...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco looks to steady himself; deGrom looks to keep rolling

This Wednesday baseball slate is a pretty sturdy one, with three aces in isolation and a pair of pretty interesting secondary matchups as well. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Carlos Carrasco (CLE) versus San Francisco RHP Matt CainCarrasco’s up-and-down stretch continued last time out, as he lasted 6.1 innings in a loss to the A’s. Carrasco fanned 10 batters, walked just...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis will be near impossible to replace

Morning news & notes for Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The Indians did a thing Giants 2, Indians 1 A boring game was played, and one of the teams won. The team that won did so because the other team did more stupid things than they did. This was not a game won by a team thanks to great plays. It sucked LGT recap | Indians.com recap Indians news Salazar returning to Indians’...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Abraham Almonte hit this baseball 505 feet, according to Statcast

The longest home run of the Statcast era now belongs to the Cleveland Indians’ Abraham Almonte.Almonte crushed a dinger on Sunday in Oakland that Statcast measured at 505 feet.Here’s video of the blast, which the announcers didn’t seem all that impressed with: When I first saw that homer — before seeing the Statcast info — I figured it was 450 feet or so. So, seeing a 505...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Berríos, deGrom and Carrasco Get the Post-Break Party Started

We’re back from the All-Star break and ready to get the second half underway with one solid matchup and a couple aces in isolation. Check ’em out! Today’s Matchup RHP José Berríos (MIN) versus RHP Charlie Morton (HOU) — 8:10 p.m. ET Berríos has been a bit uneven over his last three starts—12 earned runs over 17.1 innings—though, he did manage to pitch the Twins to...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona says he nearly blacked out during games

Terry Francona returned to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday to prepare for the second half of the season, and he was thrilled to be back after missing more than a week due to a heart condition that was recently discovered.Francona joined the Indians for a workout at the Coliseum in anticipation of their upcoming series against the Oakland A’s. While he has only been gone a relatively...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Mills uses shirtless cardboard cutout of Terry Francona as stand-in

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona would have been at the helm of the American League All-Star team on Tuesday night, but a heart procedure meant he had to skip the game.Instead, Francona’s bench coach, Brad Mills, took charge of the team — but he made sure Francona was represented, albeit unconventionally. It has to be said that Francona will probably be flattered by this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred: Chief Wahoo resolution not likely until after 2017 season

With the entire baseball world in Miami for Tuesday’s All-Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred had a press conference. During which, he was asked about a number of different things, including the controversial Chief Wahoo logo, used by the Cleveland Indians.Manfred doesn’t expect any resolution on the matter before the end of the season. This is not a call for the Indians to get...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp is Going Back to School

After a less than stellar season, Coco Crisp found himself out of work heading into 2017…but on the eve of the All-Star Game, it was announced that the 15-year veteran had a new gig. As the Shadow Hills High School head baseball coach. Crisp, a career .265 hitter, brings to the Knights a pretty solid resume and a 2007 World Series championship ring from his three-year stint with...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona released from hospital, resting at home following heart procedure

Cleveland Indians fans will be glad to hear that manager Terry Francona is doing just fine following recent heart surgery.“The Tribe manager underwent a cardiac ablation on Thursday afternoon to correct an irregular heartbeat,” wrote Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com. “He will not manage the All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, but he is expected to rejoin the Indians in time for...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona undergoes heart procedure, won't manage ASG

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona underwent a heart procedure at Cleveland Clinic Thursday and is not expected to rejoin the team until after the All-Star Break, per a report from Cleveland.com’s Zack Meisel.Francona, whose health issues has caused him to miss several games over the past few weeks, ”underwent a catheter ablation to correct an irregular heartbeat,” according...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/7: NBA silly season reaches New York

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if the Knicks try to bring back Patrick Ewing while they're making amends. Happy birthday today to Michelle Kwan, Chris Andersen, Patrick Lalime, Lisa Leslie, Joe Sakic and Len Barker. On this date in...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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