INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clevinger, Bauer provide relief for Indians' 'pen

There are times when a defeat is not a complete loss. The Indians would have surely preferred to sweep Thursday's doubleheader and the series with the Twins, but the Tribe was nonetheless pleased to head into an important set against the Royals with its pitching staff intact.
Via Indians.com
45 minutes ago

Kluber, Indians face Royals in AL Central clash

The last two winners of the American League Central will begin a three-game series on Friday, with the division-leading Indians taking on the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
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1 hour ago

Tribe Still Perfect at Target Field With Game 1 Win Over Twins; Indians 9, Twins 3

Home field advantage has not applied to Target Field for the Minnesota Twins when facing the Cleveland Indians this season. The Tribe improved to 9-0 in Minneapolis this season behind a 9-3 victory in game one of a day-night doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The game was a bit closer than the final score indicated, as the Indians tacked on six runs in the final two frames to blow...

Gomes homers, drives in 4 in win over Twins

Yan Gomes takes pride in prioritizing defense, making anything he does in the batter's box a bonus for the Indians. In the opener of a doubleheader against the Twins on Thursday, the catcher came up big on both fronts, helping Cleveland to a 9-3 win at Target Field.
Via Indians.com
7 hours ago

The Indians Have Won Despite Themselves

It’s been a long season, so let me remind you of the start. These days, Sam Dyson is pretty good, and he pitches for the Giants. In April, Sam Dyson was pretty bad, and he was pitching for the Rangers. In the first game of the season, the Rangers led the Indians 5-3 in the seventh. The lead slipped away, and Dyson allowed three runs in the ninth to take the loss. In the third game...
Via Fangraphs
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Rotation Distancing Itself from the Pack

For much of the season, the Indians and Cubs appeared to be afflicted by the same sort of World Series hangover. Is it possible that last year’s Game 7 was so intense, crazy, joyous, and heartbreaking that its effects would linger? Most likely not, no, but it makes for a nice, tidy narrative anyway. Some nine months after the epic, decisive game, however, an important part of the...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: August 17, 1933

Earl Averill ends a nearly 30-year drought for the Cleveland franchise as he hits for the cycle against the Philadelphia Athletics in a 15-4 victory for the Indians. Averill was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate on the day and drew a walk in getting the first cycle for Cleveland since Bill Bradley got the first one recorded for the organization on September 24, 1903. He doubled and...

Gomes, Kipnis homer among 3 hits; Indians beat Twins 9-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis each had three hits including a home run, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Thursday. Gomes hit a three-run homer in the eighth for his first three-hit game since April 23, 2016. Kipnis went deep two batters later to make it 7-2. Winners of six straight, the Indians...
Via MyNorthwest.com
19 hours ago

Edwin Encarnacion’s hot streak continues as Indians clobber Twins, 8-1

Welcome to Dong City. Population: Indians. If this recap is any good, it’s only because Jay Bruce is there to protect it. See, that would kind of be selling my awesome writing and awesome, varied word choices short just because I wrote an awesome recap a week after the Cleveland Indians acquired awesome outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for Flynn Rider or someone,...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ slugger Edwin Encarncion is heating up again

Morning news and notes for Monday, August 14, 2017 Here’s to a great week! Indians 4, Rays 3 Corey Kluber struck out nine over seven innings and earned his 11th win of the year in Sunday’s victory over Tampa Bay. Austin Jackson and Edwin Encarnacion homered and Cody Allen closed out the ninth for his 21st save. With the win, the Indians improved to 63-52 on the year (that’s...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Jay Bruce means for the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are going for it this season. After making it all the way to Game 7 of the World Series last season, the Tribe and its fans are extremely eager to get back to the fall classic and bring home a championship. The Indians made that dream a bit more of a reality with the acquisition of OF Jay Bruce. This week, the Cleveland Indians acquired Jay Bruce from the New...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco makes himself at home in Tampa Bay

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, August 12, 2017 Cleveland 5 - Tampa Bay 0 Recaps: LGT | MLB.com | Cleveland.com Cookie, who lives in Tampa, flirted with a no-hitter and the Rays defense crumbled. And Jay Bruce played. Indians News Indians' Carlos Carrasco remembers no-hit bid | MLB.com - "I started to remember two years ago, too. I almost did it two years ago," he...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees and Mets officials trade barbs ahead of Subway Series

With less than a week before their annual Subway Series, it’s safe to say that the New York Yankees and New York Mets aren’t exactly on the best of terms.This particular beef centers around the Mets trading Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians. New York received Ryder Ryan for Bruce. Prospects often pan out in unexpected ways, but Ryan was a 30th-round draft pick in 2016. He...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees suspect Mets avoided doing business with them

The New York Yankees and New York Mets have completed only 16 trades throughout their history, the last coming in 2014 when pitcher Gonzalez Germen was sent from Flushing to the Bronx. But that low number is not for lack of effort — at least on the Bombers’ part.The New York rivals have twice engaged in trade conversations this season, the first involving first baseman Lucas...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce traded to Indians

Jay Bruce is heading to Cleveland.The Indians acquired Bruce in a trade with the New York Mets Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan says the Indians will be taking on all of Bruce’s contract, which calls for him to be paid $13 million this year. The prorated amount left on his deal is near $4 million. They are also sending minor league pitcher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians troll Patriots over new planes with ‘Major League’ reference

The Cleveland Indians had a little fun on Twitter at the New England Patriots’ expense by busting out a fantastic “Major League” reference in response to some big news this week concerning the NFL team.Reports surfaced Tuesday indicating the Patriots will be traveling in style from here on out when they take to the friendly skies. That much was accomplished this past offseason...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Corey Kluber destroy Rockies with his slider in these videos

Corey “Klubot” Kluber went the distance once again on Tuesday night, and aside from a home run on the second pitch of the game, he was as close to perfect as it gets. Kluber gave up only three hits (one earned run) in nine innings, and struck out 11 batters. He was unfortunate to receive a no-decision due to a lack of run support, as the Indians failed to score a run until the...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller’s injury is a nightmare for the Cleveland Indians

Thus far, the 2017 campaign has been an overall success for the Cleveland Indians. As of August 3, the Indians sit atop the AL Central with a 57-48 record. However, the Tribe has seen their share of injuries this season, most recently including star reliever Andrew Miller. This week, Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee tendonitis. He has complained about...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar’s New Approach

The man with a 96 mph fastball and devastating changeup looks more himself these days. Danny Salazar is back up with the Indians, dealing, and was even name-checked by his General Manager as a deadline acquisition that should make their rotation hum this postseason. It could just be two good starts, but his pitching mix is radically changed. And though that change looks drastic,...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona used Tom Brady reference to heckle Red Sox coach

The Indians recently battled the Red Sox in a possible AL Championship Series preview, in what was a pretty epic series at Fenway Park.And Indians manager Terry Francona did whatever he could to try to help will his team to victory.That includes heckling Red Sox coaches.Francona reportedly had some fun with Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield, knowing that the coach loves Tom...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team pokes fun at Trevor Bauer with drone bobbleheads

On August 19, the Triple-A Reno Aces will run a promotion poking fun at a former player of theirs. The Aces will give away a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead.Reno gave a sneak preview of what the bobblehead will look like and we have to say, it’s pretty darned original and creative. While pitching for the Cleveland Indians, Bauer injured his hand during the 2016 postseason repairing...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Austin Jackson makes insane catch to rob HR at Fenway

Austin Jackson on Tuesday pulled off what may be one of the best home run-robbing catches at Fenway Park we’ve ever seen.During the bottom of the fifth inning, the Cleveland Indians center fielder raced towards the Red Sox bullpen and leaped to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run: Jackson went so high over the short fence that he flipped over into the bullpen.The fans at Fenway appreciated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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