TERRY FRANCONA NEWS

Indians pregame notes: Giambi's return, Swisher struggling and the end of umpire ejections

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona considered activating Jason Giambi for this weekend's series against Toronto, but the Indians decided that Monday would be better when a four-game series begins against Kansas City. This series features two of the more overworked bullpens in the American League. The Blue Jays lead the league with 56 innings pitched and the Indians are sixth at 50 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timely hitting and pitching help Indians edge Tigers

DETROIT -- In the dugout before Wednesday's game, Terry Francona said that if the Indians want to have any chance at winning the AL Central this season, beating the Tigers more than four times would be essential. They got off to a good start. In the first of 19 scheduled meetings against the Tigers this season, the Tribe got some timely pitching and hitting for a 3-2 victory...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana attributes slow start to moving around but remains upbeat

DETROIT -- Off to his worst April in his career, Indians third baseman Carlos Santana said before Wednesday's game against the Tigers that the shifting between third, designated hitter and catcher might be affecting his plate production a little bit. He then quickly also noted that it is still early in the season. "It has a little bit (moving around) but it's alright...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Moore the latest to opt for Tommy John surgery

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Tuesday, April 15th. Top Stories From late Monday night, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweeted that Rays' starter Matt...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: FOX Sports 1 on 1 with Terry Francona (Video)

Charissa Thompson sits down with Tito Francona to talk about his time in Boston and Cleveland.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

1 on 1 with Terry Francona, tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1

FOX Sports 1's Charissa Thompson sits down with Indians manager Terry Francona to talk about his time with the Boston Red Sox and more.
Via FOXSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians-Tigers series opener postponed

DETROIT -- For the third time in two weeks, an Indians game has been postponed. The Tribe's series opener at Detroit was called off due to inclement weather throughout the Midwest. Snow was falling at Comerica Park a couple hours before the scheduled first pitch and the forecasted low was supposed to be 25 degrees. "When I came out of the hotel and I hate to say this, I...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Report tonight after Indians vs Tigers

Tonight after the Indians take on the Tigers catch Tribe Report on SportsTime Ohio. On this week's show, Al and Jason will look at ~ Murphy's Law, David Murphy is hot hitting lately ~ Matt Underwood sat down with Terry Francona in Arizona, here what the Tribe skipper was looking ahead to this season ~ Indians VP of player development Ross Atkins is in studio talking about...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Hoping to Draw Fans with New Bacon-Wrapped, Deep-Fried Outfielder

The Cleveland Indians have debuted a new player the organization hopes will boost the organization’s stagnant attendance, a bacon-wrapped outfielder that can run, catch and hit while also smelling like delicious bacon. “There’s an element of people who come to a MLB ballpark just because they love baseball,” said Indians general manager Chris Antonetti. “We have those fans...
Via Sports Pickle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The week in MLB replay reviews

If the first week of the season is the week where replay got off to a good start, the second week of the season is the week where replay turned into an absolute mess. There was lots of slop when it came to replay this week, and cries for the system to be overhauled are growing louder and louder. April 8th, Angels vs Mariners – the dropped catch. This is becoming a thing that is...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco Running Out of Options

It’s still early in the season, but for Carlos Carrasco it seems to be getting late quick.  After Friday’s start in Chicago, where he allowed five runs in four and two-third innings, Indians manager Terry Francona announced the next day ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar's modern-day first in start vs. Sox

At the end of Thursday night's 7-3 loss to the White Sox, Indians manager Terry Francona called Danny Salazar's linescore "interesting." That might be the understatement of the season. Salazar tied his career high for strikeouts with 10 and did it in 3 2/3 innings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the right-hander is the first pitcher from the modern era (since...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Expanded replay might make for better manners

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona calmly exited the dugout on opening night and approached home plate umpire Mike Winters with a rather polite request that he review a collision at the plate.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting pitching excels in double dip split with Padres

Whomever in the MLB scheduling department that decided having the San Diego Padres come to Cleveland for their one appearance in early April is a genius. Now seriously, who thought this was a good idea? Naturally bad weather postponed Monday night’s game, causing a traditional doubleheader to be played on Wednesday, which was supposed to be the Padres getaway day. It is the second...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan: Back where he belongs

Few people get to travel the world. For center fielder Nyjer Morgan, he’s had to endure just that in order to keep his big league career alive. Signed to a minor league deal this offseason with an invite to spring training, Morgan has quickly impressed Cleveland with his speed, bat and unique veteran presence. “He’s been on base more than half the time, that’s the biggest...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire John Hirschbeck's son dies

CLEVELAND (AP) -- For the second time, veteran major league umpire John Hirschbeck has lost a son. Michael Hirschbeck died Tuesday of unknown causes in Poland, Ohio. The Indians said he was 27. No other details were immediately available. John Hirschbeck had been scheduled to work the interleague series between Cleveland and the San Diego Padres, but was with his family. Indians...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians notes on a rainy Monday

CLEVELAND -- There are some things that Terry Francona can take exception with players for, but being aggressive is not on that list. Such was the case with Yan Gomes' errant throw to second during the third inning of Sunday’s 10-7 loss to Minnesota.  With another day to look back on the play, Francona chalked it up to a combination of being aggressive and some inexperience...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting pitching woes continue, Twins edge Tribe, 9-7

CLEVELAND— It was a rocky roller coaster ride that left your head spinning. A very winnable series turned sour Sunday, as Indians starters continue to struggle early on in 2014. After an up and down seesaw battle, Minnesota edged the Tribe, 9-7 to win the three-game weekend series. For the fifth straight game, and third time this series, the Cleveland offense played from behind...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Home Opener on SportsTime Ohio

Indians baseball returns to Cleveland with the Tribe'€™s home opener tomorrow as the Indians host the Minnesota Twins. SportsTime Ohio is thrilled to begin live coverage at noon. Here is a look at what the network has planned for the day: 12 noon-2:00pm - Special two-hour edition of All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan LIVE from Rally Alley Featuring interviews with Indians...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Cleveland Indians Carry Late Inning Magic into Home Opener?

Heading into their Friday home opener against the Minnesota Twins, the Cleveland Indians escaped their three-game series to open the season against Oakland with two wins. In all honesty, the team should probably be 0-3 right now, but their flare for the dramatic from last season has seemingly carried over into 2014—as the Indians got to Athletics reliever, Jim Johnson, for two...
Via Buckeye State Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Rays continue model of extending young talent

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Wednesday, April 2nd. Top Stories The Rays continued to lock up their young talent, agreeing to a six year extension with starter Chris...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona happier to play doubleheader today instead of later

OAKLAND -- With the first day-night doubleheader taking place at the O.co Coliseum today, Terry Francona is happy that it is happening today instead of somewhere on down the line. With the Indians having four rainouts in April last year, Francona knows the backlog that can take place certain times of the season with having to make up games. The Athletics got to choose when they wanted...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona happier to play doubleheader today instead of later

With the first day-night doubleheader taking place at the O.co Coliseum Wednesday, Terry Francona is happy that it is happening now instead of somewhere on down the line.
Via FOXSports.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians and A’s washed out; Doubleheader scheduled Wednesday

Sometimes it’s good to have Cleveland weather. Tuesday was one of those few days in which Cleveland weather trumped California weather. It just so happened to be a sunny and 70-degree day in Cleveland. In Oakland, California, the weather wasn’t so nice. A rainy 50 degrees was hovering over the bay area. That weather ultimately cancelled the 10:05 p.m. ET scheduled first pitch...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Kattaras and Lowe to minor league deals

The Cleveland Indians added veteran depth in the organization just before Opening Day by signing relief pitcher Mark Lowe and catcher George Kottaras. Kottaras has also played a couple of games at third and first base, but is primarily a catcher. It remains to be seen how much Terry Francona will use Carlos Santana to spell the recently extended Yan Gomes at catcher. Kottaras had...
Via Waiting For Next Year
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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