CLEVELAND INDIANS NEWS

Renovations on Schedule as Progress Made at Progressive Field

It may be the offseason for the Indians, but there is plenty of action still taking place at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in downtown Cleveland. Progressive Field remains a busy site in mid-December this season as renovations continue to upgrade the 20-year-old ballpark in anticipation for the coming 2015 regular season. After a heavy dose of the white stuff in November, workers...
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Today in Tribe History: December 21, 1940

Writers in Chicago name Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Lou Boudreau their outstanding rookie in the majors leagues. The future Hall of Famer had appeared in games in both 1938 and 1939 before finding regular playing time with the Indians in 1940. He led the league with 155 games played while batting .295. He eclipsed the century mark with 101 RBI and was in the top ten in the...
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Remembering Jesus This Holiday Season

A long time favorite of BurningRiverBaseball.com, Jesus Aguilar has been on the Indians radar since he knocked in 81 runs in 2011 between Kinston and Lake County. In the minors, he consistently piled up prodigious power numbers including 71 RBI in 2012 and 105 in 2013. Across all levels, he slugged .453 from 2008 through 2014 with 91 home runs and 159 doubles, but he was never considered...
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Playing for Keeps: Carlos Santana

In many fantasy leagues, there's a 20 games played requirement to retain eligibility at a position for the following year. With only 11 games played behind the dish in 2014, Carlos Santana will enter the 2015 season without catcher eligibility for the first time in his career. It's a bummer for keeper league owners who were slotting him as a catcher, but he remains a solid keeper...
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Around the Farm: December 20, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. VENEZUELAN...
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Storylines: Giants a possible match for Murphy?

Indians News: Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer noted in his column on Saturday that the Indians have a surplus of outfielders and that David Murphy could be traded. While this is nothing new, reports on Saturday surfaced that the Giants have a tight budget to make any more moves and they are looking for a left fielder. While this is just speculation at this point, perhaps...
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Indians sign Scott Downs to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have signed free agent left-handed pitcher Scott Downs to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp. Downs, 38, ranks 5th among active left-handed pitchers with 619 Major League appearances as he has limited left-handed batters to a .219 (219-998, .287/.322/.608) average against during his 13-year Major League...
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Floyd Could be Solid Veteran Presence For Young Rotation

Cleveland Indians management said at the onset of this offseason that one of the goals of the team would be to add a veteran presence to a talented, but mostly unproven pitching staff. The Tribe did just that earlier this week in signing 31-year-old Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million guaranteed deal. The right hander, who will be 32 when the season starts, has quite the resume...
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Around the Farm: December 19, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. VENEZUELAN...
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Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

Cleveland and Seattle swap shortstops, with a few other pieces thrown in, as the Indians acquire Omar Vizquel from the Mariners for Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash. Vizquel became a fan favorite in Cleveland most notably for his impressive displays with the glove (and sometimes without!) in the field. After winning his first Gold Glove during the 1993 season with the Mariners...
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Indians Christmas Wish List

Christmas came a little early for Tribe fans as they pulled off what most are viewing as an excellent trade for Brandon Moss on the first day of the Winter Meetings. As Joe broke down here, Moss provides the type of power the Indians have so dearly been missing these past few years. The signing of Gavin Floyd also gives the starting rotation a quality veteran arm, adding to the rotation’s...
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Kyrie Irving’s Extension — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 6

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the ten biggest sports stories to...
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Indians look to protect a young rotation still establishing itself

The Indians made a surprising decision with starting rotation this week. First, the Indians out of nowhere signed right-handed starting pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year $4 million that guarantees him money and a rotation spot for the 2015 season. Then, the Indians announced that Danny Salazar, T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin will have to duke it out in spring training...
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Around the Farm: December 18, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Here is...
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Kluber, Brantley to appear at Tribe Fest

AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and MVP finalist Michael Brantley are scheduled to make an appearance at Tribe Fest 2015. The two-day event at Progressive Field will take place on Jan. 24-25. Kluber's appearance is likely to be on the second day since the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner, where Kluber will receive the Cy Young award, takes place in New York on Jan....
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Former MLB OF Morgan signs deal to play in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal. The Hanwha Eagles said the team was impressed with Morgan's contact ability and base-running skills. The 34-year-old debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 and hit .282 with 120 steals while playing in 598 games for four major league clubs. He...
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All-Time Indians: Rafael Perez

Name: Rafael Jerome Perez Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 2006-2012 Number: 53     DOB: 05/15/1982 Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2007) 1 2 .333 1.79 44 12 1 2 60.2 41 12 5 15 62 0.93 .185 Career 21 12 .636 3.64 338 69 3 17 329.0 320 133 26 117 268 1.33 .245 Post Season Career 1 0 1.000 7.71 6 0 0 0 7 10 6 3 3 6 1.86 .323 The position...
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Nyjer Morgan signs $700,000 deal with South Korean team

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal. The Hanwha Eagles said the team was impressed with Morgan's contact ability and base-running skills. The 34-year-old debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 and hit .282 with 120 steals while playing in 598 games for four major league clubs...
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Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis has finger surgery

The Cleveland Indians head into the winter coming off an 85-win season, good for third in the American League Central. At 11th in the league in runs scored and 14th in ERA, the Indians look to improve at bit in both areas to help them reach the post season in 2015. One player who looks to step up is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who underwent finger surgery and should be ready for...
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MLB.com looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Tribe

Have you ever wondered how all that live game data gets updated on live game trackers? Well, wonder no more. MLB.com posted on Cleveland Craigslist that they are looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Cleveland Indians. Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from the MLB ballparks, which provides the data used in the live content applications on MLB.com,...
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Kipnis Goes Under the Knife

Photo from Jason Kipnis’ Instagram: jasonkipnis22 Jason Kipnis had successful surgery on his left ring finger yesterday to repair a damaged tendon that he injured during offseason workouts. The injury occurred about a month ago after getting the finger pinched between a weight and the weight rack. Kipnis had a pin placed in the finger that will be removed in five to six weeks...
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Indians offering new way to get jump on buying tickets

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INDIANS: Cleveland, OH --Cleveland Indians fans can gain access to Single-Game tickets -- including the club's Home Opener on Friday, April 10 -- by registering for the Indians Online Onsale.   It's easy to sign up: Fans can visit Indians.com/OnlineOnSale and enter their contact information, and they will receive access to the best single-game prices for the...
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Addition of Floyd gives Indians a lot of options for rotation

The Indians struck again on Tuesday making 31-year old pitcher Gavin Floyd their second significant offseason acquisition.  The deal is $4 million for one year but can escalate up to $6 million if Floyd reaches certain milestones. Those bonuses reportedly kick in once he reaches 19 starts and 160 innings pitched. I recently wrote that the Indians should look at Kris Medlen as an...
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Indians second baseman Kipnis has finger surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger. The team said Kipnis had the operation on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. Kipnis injured his finger while working out at home in Chicago. Kipnis was examined over the weekend by team medical personnel and his operation was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham. The Indians...
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Kipnis has surgery to repair damaged tendon on left ring finger

The Indians announced on Wednesday that second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his left ring finger. Dr. Thomas Graham performed the procedure. Kipnis sustained the injury while performing offseason workouts in Chicago. He was seen last weekend by the Indians medical staff, who recommended surgery. Kipnis...
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