INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carrasco slated to start Thursday against KC

Indians manager Terry Francona said on Tuesday that right-hander Carlos Carrasco is scheduled to start Thursday's series opener against the Royals.
Via Indians.com
51 minutes ago

Indians recall RHP Shawn Armstrong, option LHP Ryan Merritt

According to a report from MLB Roster Moves, the Cleveland Indians have recalled right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus.  In a corresponding roster move, the Indians have elected to option left-handed pitcher Ryan Merritt down to the ranks of Triple-A Columbus. Swapping the left-hander in Merritt for a right-hander in Armstrong, the Indians are seeking to continuously...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Indians add reliever Armstrong, option Merritt

Prior to Tuesday's tilt with the Rangers, the Indians recalled right-hander Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus.
Via Indians.com
4 hours ago

Cleveland Indians Top 10 MiLB Starting Pitchers 2016

The Indians Major League starting rotation is the envy nearly every other team in the league, but that doesn’t mean the depth stops there. There is plenty to look forward to in the future as many talented starters are moving through the ranks right now. As with last month’s look at the Indians outfielders, the starters were ranked by the BurningRiverBaseball staff (Joe Coblitz...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 hours ago

Fan With Cancer Asks Mike Napoli for 'a Hug and a Homer'; Napoli Delivers Both

Even though the Cleveland Indians lost 9-2 to the Texas Rangers on Monday, one player scored a major victory with one of his fans. RELATED: Indians Prospect Clint Frazier Breaks Bat Over His Leg in One Fell Swoop Before the game, Indians fan Kathi Heintzelman held up a sign that caught the eye of first baseman Mike Napoli. The sign asked the slugger for a hug and a home run...
Via Stack
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Getting to Know the Indians Next Great Outfielder: Nathan Lukes

When going to a minor league ballpark, you never know what you’re going to see. It rings just as true for the major league games as well, but with the minors you’re viewing the future, stellar defense with gold glove potential, bats that hold a pop destined to rake in guys who are dying to come home. Part of that future, is an “under the radar” outfielder in East Lake, Ohio...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 hours ago

Tribe Time Now Weekend Update: Indians Flirt with First

Kevin Gall (@KGall216) from Burning River Baseball and Vince Guerrieri (@vinceguerrieri) from Did The Tribe Win Last Night? discuss the Indians brief foray into the land of first place. Who will fill in as the fifth starter in the Indians’ rotation once Carlos Carrasco comes back from the DL? Are the Indians built for contention throughout this season and beyond? topics: Improvements...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 hours ago

Napoli hits home run for fan with cancer

Fans are always bringing signs to the game. However, this particular sign got Indians first baseman Mike Napoli's attention. The sign read "Chemo starts tomorrow. Mike Napoli, can I get a hug and a homer?" Prior to the start of the Indians' 9-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday, Napoli made his way to Kathi Heintzelman and signed some autographs for her -- and then he homered in the sixth inning.
Via Indians.com
19 hours ago

One game, two gaffes: Substitution errors by the Cleveland Indians

During Friday's game, the Indians made (or failed to make) a couple of choices that cost them On Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles, the Indians sent Zach McAllister to the mound with a 3-3 tie. Anecdotally, McAllister ran to the mound as an effective relief pitcher. While not a complete shutdown option in the bullpen, he'd entered several games in the sixth or seventh...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Nick Pasquale takes a loss despite not allowing an earned run

Pitcher wins and losses are a great stat, really. It was not a good day to be a Cleveland Indians affiliate. Unless you were the Columbus Clippers who stumbled their way into a 2-1 victory, you either lost heartbreakingly close, low-scoring games (see: Akron RubberDucks and Lynchburg Hillcats), or your starting pitcher imploded in the first four innings (see: Lake County Captains...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kim, Tillman lead Orioles to 6-4 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Hyun Soo Kim's first major league home run broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Baltimore Orioles hung on for a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.Kim, signed as a free agent after playing 10 seasons in South Korea, drove a 2-2 pitch from Jeff Manship into the seats in right with two out. Nolan Reimold added a leadoff homer in the ninth.Chris Tillman...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

News and Notes: Cleveland Indians move into first place

For the first time in three years, the Indians are alone in first place. Yesterday's Game: Indians 11, Orioles 4 Cleveland Indians bats back another solid start by Danny Salazar in victory over Orioles - Let's Go Tribe Cleveland Indians move into first place in AL Central with 11-4 win over Baltimore Orioles | cleveland.com Indians top Orioles with singles, stolen bases | MLB...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes, Salazar lead Indians past Orioles 11-4

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Yan Gomes drove in three runs, Danny Salazar allowed two runs in six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-4 on Saturday.Gomes' two-run single highlighted a four-run first, and he added an RBI single in the fifth. Mike Napoli drove in two runs for the Indians, who had 13 hits and moved into first place in the AL Central.Salazar (5-3) rebounded...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar on His Repertoire (It’s Not a Split)

Danny Salazar has a fastball that averages nearly 95 mph and one of the best changeups in the game. Given that lethal combination, it’s no surprise that he’s striking out over 11 batters per nine innings and has a 2.32 ERA. In his age-26 season, the Indians right-hander is continuing his ascent into most-overpowering-pitchers territory. Signed by Cleveland out of the Dominican...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli ridiculed by teammates over faceplant slide (vids)

Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli executed one of the most embarrassingly hilarious slides in recent memory when he went face-first — literally — into third base following a triple in Tuesday’s 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Let's watch @MikeNapoli25 slide into third over and over and over again: https://t.co/fUExjxfM7K pic.twitter.com/reyAnTVUOA — Cut4...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians struggling to find consistency

The 2016 Major League Baseball season is just a quarter of the way complete for the Cleveland Indians and their record stands at 23-20, after a doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox Monday. The Tribe sit only 2.5 games behind the White Sox in the American League Central Division, which isn’t an insurmountable deficit by any means, but it feels like the Indians aren’t that close...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joba shelved : Chamberlain to 15-day DL, Indians call up Ryan Merritt

With a double-header looming in Chicago on Monday, fans of the Cleveland Indians were expecting a starting pitcher to get called up from the Columbus Clippers. But, while Cody Anderson starts Game 2 as the requisite 26th man, a surprise additional roster move happened. Joba Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left intercostal muscle per the Akron Beacon Journal’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Clevinger: An Indians Righty on His First MLB Inning

Mike Clevinger was nervous when he made his major-league debut with the Cleveland Indians last Wednesday. As a matter of fact, he was so nervous that he vomited prior to taking the mound. That didn’t prevent him from pitching well. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed just one run through five innings before faltering in the sixth. He wasn’t involved in the decision, but his...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Big Papi’s Place in Tribe-Killer History

With their 5-2 loss on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians (22-19) have not won a series in Fenway Park since 2005. The one constant through that decade-plus stretch of Boston dominance is, of course, Big Papi David Ortiz, who—despite being old enough to be a Grand Papi—continues to mercilessly mash Tribe pitching. In Sunday’s excruciatingly long and boring rubber match (I’m pretty...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar is emerging into an ace for the Cleveland Indians

In 2013, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar joined the big league ball club late in the season and played as a catalyst in propelling that team into the playoffs–eventually starting the wild-card game against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2014 brought high hopes for the young star—enough so, that manager Terry Francona gave Salazar the green light to start the Indians home...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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