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Indians scratch reigning AL Cy Young winner from Friday start

  The Indians have scratched ace Corey Kluber from his scheduled start against the Tigers on Firday because of a strained right hamstring. The team said that Kluber, last season's AL Cy Young winner, is expected to pitch again this season. But his absence will make it even tougher for Cleveland to gain ground in the wild-card race. It's not yet known when Kluber got hurt. Manager...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

After lengthy rehab, Floyd glad to be on the mound for Tribe

TORONTO (AP) -- On a rough night for the Indians, Gavin Floyd's return gave them something to smile about. R.A. Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Josh Donaldson had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 5-1 on Wednesday. With an off day Thursday and extra help in the bullpen now that rosters have expanded, Indians manager Terry Francona...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After lengthy rehab, Floyd glad to be on the mound for Tribe

TORONTO (AP) -- On a rough night for the Indians, Gavin Floyd's return gave them something to smile about. R.A. Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Josh Donaldson had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 5-1 on Wednesday. With an off day Thursday and extra help in the bullpen now that rosters have expanded, Indians manager Terry Francona...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top of Lineup Has Revived Cleveland’s Offense and Postseason Hopes

Despite a rotation that spent the first half of the baseball season striking out batters at a near-record pace, the Cleveland Indians found themselves sellers at the trade deadline. Granted, what the Tribe parted with was not a lot. However, a team that Sports Illustrated predicted could win the World Series was jettisoning off veterans for prospects, rather than bolstering the roster...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meh on Mark Shapiro’s Move to Toronto

It’s not that I don’t care. Actually, I care immensely and if I have a fault concerning the Indians, it’s that I care too much. But I’ve been asked since the news broke a couple weeks ago that Mark Shapiro was under consideration to become the new president of the Toronto Blue Jays if I thought this was a good thing or a bad thing for the Indians. The Indians and Shapiro...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Up for the Indians: The funny game of baseball in the month of September

The Los Angeles Angels, shorn of their wings in August, fell to Cleveland last weekend riding a parachute gently to the ground. Before they could safely reach terra firma, however, the Cleveland Indians had snipped their suspension lines. During the eighth inning on Sunday, as the Tribe was finishing off the sweep of the Angels, Tom Hamilton, radio voice of the Indians, began recounting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Desperate for October (and cash) Indians owner looking for investor

  Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise. He needs a new team president as well. Dolan, who has had primary control of the Indians since 2013, hired a New York-based investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority owner for the ballclub, which has struggled to stay competitive in a sport without a salary cap in a...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Shapiro jumps to Toronto, ends near quarter century in Cleveland

The rumors first started about August 21st that Indians president Mark Shapiro could be headed to Toronto and now, it appears that it will in fact be the case. The Blue Jays’ current president Paul Beeston, who has been with the team in some capacity since 1976, was nearly forced out in the previous off-season, ending with the announcement that he would retire at the end of the...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians owner Paul Dolan looking for minority investor

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise. He may need a new team president as well. Dolan, who has had primary control of the Indians since 2013, hired a New York-based investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority owner for the ballclub, which has struggled to stay competitive in a sport without...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians owner Paul Dolan looking for minority investor

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise. He may need a new team president as well. Dolan, who has had primary control of the Indians since 2013, hired a New York-based investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority owner for the ballclub, which has struggled to stay competitive in a sport without...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians manager Francona says he won't use opt-out clause

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona says he won't use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland President Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment on the report. Francona said last week Shapiro had made him aware of the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor on Terry Francona: “I’m blessed to play for him”

In what has been a very impressive rookie season for Francisco Lindor, the Indians shortstop sat down for an interview with Scout.com’s Hayden Grove to discuss his transition to the majors and his relationship with Tribe skipper Terry Francona. In his first season in the big leagues, Lindor has made quite a name for himself and has been one of the best shortstops in the league...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: DL for Indians' Carrasco

Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is on the DL with a sore shoulder. Manager Terry Francona said that the issue is bursitis, and added: "He'll be down for four or five days. Then he'll start throwing again. By all accounts, from talking to the doctor, he'll be fine ... He just had some inflammation in there. This will knock it out and he'll be good to go." The earliest Carrasco can return...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Carrasco bothered by sore shoulder, DL possible

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has a sore right shoulder and is likely headed to the disabled list. Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco has been bothered by soreness, which worsened following a recent start in New York. Francona said Carrasco underwent an MRI, which came back negative. Carrasco will undergo another medical examination on Tuesday night before...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Carrasco bothered by sore shoulder, DL possible

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has a sore right shoulder and is likely headed to the disabled list. Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco has been bothered by soreness, which worsened following a recent start in New York. Francona said Carrasco underwent an MRI, which came back negative. Carrasco will undergo another medical examination on Tuesday night before...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin takes the mound at Progressive Field for the first time this season

The Cleveland Indians dropped Josh Tomlin's final six home starts a year ago before he missed the start of this season due to right shoulder surgery. He'll be on the Progressive Field mound for the first time in 2015 on Tuesday night as the Indians start a two-game home series against power-hitting Khris Davis and the Milwaukee Brewers. After missing nearly the entire 2013 season...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

If Shapiro leaves the Indians for Toronto, will he take Francona with him?

Last week, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that Indians president Mark Shapiro is a "strong candidate" to join the Blue Jays in a similar role, replacing outgoing president/CEO Paul Beeston. Of course this news sparked plenty of speculation and now has people wondering what will happen with manager Terry Francona if Shapiro does indeed leave Cleveland for Toronto. The Tribe skipper...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox- Too Many Mistakes

It’s ironic that Terry Francona would be in the Cleveland Indians dugout at Fenway the night that Ben Cherington was (in effect) let go.There have been too many mistakes since 2011 by both Francona and Theo Epstein. In that year, the Red Sox led Tampa Bay by 9 games in the AL wild card race on September 3, then proceeded to lose 18 of 24. They were finally eliminated in a blown...
Via Fenway West
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and runners on the corners, New York Shortstop Didi Gregorius took a throw from first base that appeared to pull him...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jays interested in Indians President Mark Shapiro

NEW YORK (AP) Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro is offering no comment on a report that the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in hiring him. Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shapiro was a ''strong candidate'' to succeed Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Fox said Toronto had spoken to Shapiro about the job. Shapiro on Friday declined...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ride with Tito: Indians unveil Terry Francona scooter bobblehead

The Cleveland Indians unveiled the Terry Francona Scooter Bobblehead they'll give away on Sept. 12 vs. the Detroit Tigers. The bobblehead even comes with a custom license plate. Francona became famous in his first year with the Indians for riding a scooter, rather than driving, to the Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Francona also rides the scooter to home games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good, The Okay, and The Weird: Indians’ Injury Round-Up

Of all the issues plaguing the Indians this season (ice-cold bats, lagging attendance, sometimes-snarky tweets), pesky injuries are certainly among the most confounding. But, in the midst of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, a few key players are working their ways back into the lineup. And one player is, well, dealing with a unique injury that reads like the pages...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Era for Red Sox is Finally Upon Us

Late last night, it was announced that seasoned veteran Dave Dombrowski would be hired by the Boston Red Sox to be their new President of Baseball Operations. General Manager Ben Cherington was offered the option to continue working as the GM under Dombrowski, but declined. Cherington will stick around to help Dombrowski with the transition. The new GM will be hired by Dombrowski...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona ‘Really Glad’ To Support John Farrell At First Chemo Treatment

Terry Francona’s pregame activities Tuesday included a trip to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he and Cleveland Indians third base coach Brad Mills joined Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell for Farrell’s first chemotherapy treatment. Francona declined to go into detail about the visit, saying only that he and Mills were happy they could be there for their old friend. “I...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 119 Preview: Indians at Red Sox

A pretty cool thing will happen before tonight's game between the Indians and Red Sox. Indians Manager Terry Francona, the former Sox Manager who led the Red Sox to 2 World Series Championships will be lending some support by visiting current Sox Manager and close friend John Farrell during his first round of chemotherapy treatment. Since the announcement was made late last week...
Via RedSoxLife
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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