This Week in Tribe 8/29 – 9/4: Indians Head Home to Face Twins & Marlins

The seven-game road trip is finally in the rear view mirror for the Cleveland Indians and it might have come at the right time to recharge the team’s batteries. After finishing a disappointing 2-5 last week including losing two of three to the Oakland A’s and three out of four to the Texas Rangers, the Tribe will play its next 10 games at home in Progressive Field. Perhaps...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 hours ago

Bauer e Indios van contra Santiago en el primer partido ante Mellizos

Los Mellizos están convencidos que el pulgar izquierdo magullado de Héctor Santiago ha sanado lo suficiente para tomar el montículo en el primer partido de la serie contra los Indios el lunes en el Progressive Field. Los Indios contrarrestarán con el diestro Trevor Bauer.
2 hours ago

Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Danny Salazar bounces back with fantastic start

Morning news and notes for Monday, August 29, 2016 Games like Sunday’s used to drive me crazy. I’d like to think it’s maturity that has eased my pain after a tough loss, but it’s very possible that the thousands of heartbreaking defeats from teams I love have just dulled my senses. Rangers 2, Indians 1 LGT Recap | Recap | Box Score The good guys loaded...
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Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. The death of O’Neill occurs just four days after his youngest brother, William, died. His funeral was just one day before the death of Steve. The two had worked...

Recapping the Cleveland Indians 7-game road trip

The Cleveland Indians (73-56) closed out their seven-game road trip with a loss to the Texas Rangers (77-54) on Sunday by a score of 2-1. The game ended on an Abraham Almonte bases loaded fly out giving the Rangers a 3-1 series victory and dropping the Indians to 2-5 on the road trip to Oakland and Texas. The Indians remain in first place in the Central Division by four and a half...
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Indians Leave Them Loaded in Ninth as Offense Falls Flat Again; Rangers 2, Indians 1

Cleveland loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning but could not push across the tying run as a strikeout and a weak fly out ended an ugly road trip for the Indians as they fell 2-1 to the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Danny Salazar took the mound and was in need of a big performance after struggling for an extended length of time in the Indians rotation. He looked...

Salazar's improvement a silver lining in loss

During a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday, Cleveland walked away encouraged by a solid outing from righty Danny Salazar, whose recent issues compounded some problems for the rotation as a whole. That was the only true positive, along with the fact that the Indians did not lose in blowout fashion like in the previous two losses at Globe Life Park.
19 hours ago

Indians affiliate gave away Miss Lippy from ‘Billy Madison’ bobbleheads

Minor League Baseball teams are easily the most creative in sports when it comes to promotions. It can be because of alternate uniforms, nights dedicated to themes, or rare attractions. The Akron RubberDucks, the Cleveland Indians’ Double-A team held a promotion where the first 1,000 fans at their game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels received a Miss Lippy Bobblehead. Miss...
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Francona using DH starts to keep Napoli fresh

Manager Terry Francona praised Mike Napoli, not only for his play on the field, but his leadership behind the scenes. The manager said the first baseman has helped keep the team pulling in one direction and has led by example through his daily preparation. Francona has been repaying Napoli of late by carefully managing his playing time.
22 hours ago

Indians’ prospect Bobby Bradley wins Carolina League MVP

On Saturday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians’ Advanced Single-A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, cleaned up the end-0f-season awards for the Carolina League. Headlining the award winners for the Hillcats was first baseman Bobby Bradley, who won the MVP, and the team’s manager Mark Budzinski, who took home Manager of the Year honors. Entering the season, Bradley […] The post...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Potential 40 Man Roster Cuts Before Rosters Expand

As the calendar flips from August to September, something incredible happens in the world of Major League Baseball: the active roster for each team expands from 25 to 40. For some teams who may not be in playoff contention, the extra roster space allows an opportunity for prospects to get a low-pressure cup of coffee in the MLB. For teams that are in the playoff hunt, it provides...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

Indians and Salazar Could Use a Return to Normalcy For Struggling All Star

During the first half of this season, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar performed at an elite, All-Star level. It earned him a selection by manager Ned Yost to the Midsummer Classic. He did not pitch due to resting a sore elbow, but did take his rightful place in San Diego along side his fellow American League stars. Since the All-Star break, however, Salazar has looked...

Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Starting pitching has been terrible in August

Also, the Tigers did not like Mike Everitt's strike zone. Yesterday's Game: Rangers 7, Indians 0 Carlos Carrasco tripped up in first inning | Everything hurts and nothing is fun in 7-0 shellacking - Let's Go Tribe Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians slammed early in 7-0 loss to Texas Rangers | Sometimes mediocre is treated as a bad word. After this week's...
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Kluber extends win streak to 6, Indians top Rangers 12-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. The Indians (73-54) snapped a three-game losing streak, which had tied a season high, and pulled within a game of the Rangers...
Via Associated Press
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Indians minor league recap: Columbus and Akron winning streaks are snapped

Anthony Santander and Andrew Calica continue to crush the ball with huge games The Columbus Clippers and Akron RubberDucks had been two of the hottest teams in the minor leagues, winning 19 games consecutively combined, but that all came to a screeching halt yesterday due to some poor pitching performances. But there was still plenty to get excited about, as several other top Indians...
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Cleveland Indians: Important four-game series ahead

Starting Thursday night, the A.L. West leading Texas Rangers (74-53) will host the A.L. Central leading Cleveland Indians (72-53), which will begin a four-game set between the two teams. Both teams come into this series going 5-5 in their last 10 games, so both are looking to get back to their winnings ways. This series is an important one for the Indians, as the team recently lost...
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Jose Ramirez Has Been Michael Brantley

It was fair to wonder about the potential of the Indians’ offense when Peter Gammons went on live television during the Winter Meetings and reported that Michael Brantley would be out until August after learning his shoulder injury was worse than originally expected. It might’ve been fair to wonder about it before then; this was a unit that was below average by wRC+ in 2015,...
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Santana homers, Carrasco pitches Indians over A's 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night. Carrasco (9-6) was masterful while limiting the A's to four hits over eight innings. The right-hander had nine strikeouts, retired the side in order five times and allowed only one...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Naquin hits walkoff inside-the-park home run (Video)

The Indians opened their weekend series with the Blue Jays with a dramatic win on Friday. Cleveland entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 2-1, but that deficit didn’t last long. Carlos Santana flied out to the catcher to begin the inning. Then, Jose Ramirez hit a solo home run to tie the ball game. Next up was Tyler Naquin who won the game with another home run, only...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians bring you the donut double cheeseburger (and don’t forget the tater tots)

The Cleveland Indians are serving a chesseburger for tonight’s game that combines dinner and dessert all in one. Now, whether that’s a good thing is up to you to decide. But here you go: So you want a taste of Canada, eh? Come to the Terrace Club & see what this Donut Bacon Cheeseburger is all aboot! — Indians Great Eats (@FeedYourTribe) August...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

1st-place Cleveland Indians add minority ownership partner

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan has brought on a minority partner. After a yearlong search to find an investor to alleviate some of the financial burden, Dolan, whose family bought the club from Richard Jacobs in 2000, has partnered with John Sherman, a business entrepreneur from Kansas City, Missouri. It's not immediately known how much Sherman paid for his share or his ownership...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

These are not the same old Cleveland Indians

It wasn’t so long ago that the Cleveland Indians had quickly run the gamut of preseason breakthrough candidate to underwhelming disappointment, of sorts. Sure, they had managed to walk away with a winning record for the 2015 campaign, but it was a far cry from what was anticipated for the club on the heels of such a promising end to 2014. Corey Kluber had become the most unlikely...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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