Stipe Miocic faces Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 in Cleveland

Stipe Miocic ended a 52 year championship drought for the city of Cleveland when he won the UFC heavyweight title, and now he'll put the belt on the line in his hometown as he faces Alistair Overeem at UFC 203.Miocic made the announcement during the Cavaliers game on Wednesday while also confirming that the event would take place on Sept. 10 at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.FOX...
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A return to form for Kluber boosts rotation

The Indians' Jason Kipnis hasn't had many runners to talk to, but he mentioned a poll he has been conducting at second base. Kipnis has been asking about ace Corey Kluber, who started slow this season but has looked much better recently, adding to that by allowing two runs (one earned) over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 4-3 win against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
7 hours ago

Bauer opens homestand on extra day of rest

The Indians and Orioles begin a three-game series at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday at Progressive Field, with right-handers Trevor Bauer and Mike Wright getting the ball for their respective teams.
9 hours ago

5/25 Recap: Tribe Ace Gets team Within a Half Game of First Place

Player of the Game After a couple rough outings, Corey Kluber has allowed just two earned runs in his last two starts, spanning 14 innings. Today, he allowed just one earned and one unearned run while striking out nine in 7.1 innings. He allowed one baserunner per inning with one walk and seven singles and the only earned run actually scored after he was removed from the game, off...
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9 hours ago

Cleveland Indians 2014 draft in review

Who were the hits and misses of the Tribe's 2014 draft that featured Bradley Zimmer, Justus Sheffield, Bobby Bradley and more. Today and tomorrow, I'll be reviewing the last two drafts, where many feel the Indians really started turning things around in their minor league system. If you want to turn back time for immediate reactions to this draft, you can find the original LGT review here...
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Could Clint Frazier Help The 2016 Cleveland Indians?

Full disclosure: I am the absolute last person to advocate calling up a prospect before they’re absolutely ready. For a team like the Indians, I am 100% on board with getting the best years out of prospects and that means making sure they are ready to contribute when they come up. But, while waiting for Brantley to come back, why not take a shot to play for this year and next....
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17 hours ago

Indians minor league recap: Bradley Zimmer narrowly misses hitting for the cycle

He got the two hardest ones, but couldn't turn anything into a double. After yesterday's total loss in the farm system, it was nice to see the Cleveland Indians affiliates get a trio of wins today. The only team to lose was the Columbus Clippers, and they were still in it for the most of the game anyway. Down in Double-A, Bradley Zimmer suddenly caught fire without Clint Frazier...
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Tomlin wins again as Indians beat Sale, White Sox 6-2

CHICAGO (AP) Josh Tomlin beat Chris Sale in a one-sided matchup of unbeaten pitchers and Francisco Lindor had three hits, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Tomlin pitched eight innings of two-run ball to become the first Indians starter to reach 7-0 since Dennis Martinez won his first nine decisions in 1995. Sale was knocked...
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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...
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Indians minor league recap: Clint Frazier pulled from Akron game early with leg cramping

He appears to be fine, luckily. Top Cleveland Indians prospect Clint Frazier gave everyone a scare yesterday when he was pulled from the Akron RubberDucks game following his first-inning double. It appears he just had a leg cramp but was taken out as a precaution. The 'Ducks went on to lose that game, as did every Tribe affiliate that played yesterday. Akron RubberDucks 5, Altoona...
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Indians' Joba Chamberlain (chest muscle) on disabled list

CHICAGO (AP) The Cleveland Indians have placed reliever Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left chest muscle, putting on hold his turnaround season. Left-hander Ryan Merritt was recalled from Triple-A Columbus before Tuesday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Terry Francona said Chamberlain has had a sore side and the pain was more...
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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...
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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...
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Shock The World Chronicles: The Suite Life In Cleveland

For the last three years, my fiancée has been attending law school at the University of Akron. Somehow, I had failed to make the trek from Philadelphia for a visit, and with graduation rapidly approaching, time was running out. So last Thursday, I boarded a plane for the short flight to Akron to get the northeastern Ohio tour. I mentioned to her that I would love to take in an Indians...
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Rajai Davis named the Ohio Cup's Most Outstanding Player

Rajai Davis may be new to the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds rivalry but he doesn't let that get in his way in claiming the Most Outstanding Player in the Ohio Cup.With 30 of 33 votes, Davis was named the Most Oustanding Player in the Ohio Cup.Davis went 9-16 (.563), 2 HR, 9 RBI and 10 runs in 4 games against the Southern rival, bumping his season average from .210 to .259...
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UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic Smacks a Home Run at Cleveland Indians Batting Practice

Four days after winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship title against Fabricio Werdum in Brazil at UFC 198, Stipe Miocic was back in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, taking batting practice with the Cleveland Indians. RELATED: Vince Wilfork Plays in J.J. Watt's Charity Softball Game Wearing Overalls With Nothing Underneath You might imagine Miocic would be tired after the...
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The Indians Hit a Grand Slam with Walks

Earlier today, I published a post over on the main site digging into Cincinnati’s historically bad bullpen. Within that post, I noted that the Reds’ staff of relievers entered the day with the worst team ERA since 1961, the worst team FIP since 1961, and the worst team home run rate since 1961. The consolation prize, as it were, is that their team walk rate of 11.6% was “only”...
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Stipe Miocic takes batting practice with Indians, goes yard (video)

Sweet swing Stipe. That’s what the Cleveland Indians were calling UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic on Tuesday. Miocic was invited to take batting practice with the Indians before tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, and the champ was able to knock one out of the park. On his last swing of the day, @stipemiocicufc goes yard. The Indians celebrate.
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Clevinger to make MLB debut Wednesday; Indians activate Chisenhall

During Spring Training, WFNY pondered if Michael Clevinger would be the next ace starting pitcher developed by the Cleveland Indians farm system. He proceeded to impress manager Terry Francona as Tito noted Clevinger put the team on notice with his spring performance. Well, Clevinger took yet another step towards realizing his full potential as the Indians announced he will make...
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The Cleveland Indians are keeping their heads above water

The Cleveland Indians will look to take the rubber match in Sunday’s matchup with the Minnesota Twins and try to stay above .500. The Indians go into Sunday’s game with a 17-16 record after 33 games (which marks one-fifth of the season) and have managed a winning record for most of the season. The Tribes biggest issue has been breaking the trend of win-loss-win-loss and not being...
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Crossover Symmetry Q&A explains Indians Brantley injury and rehab

Michael Brantley had surgery on his shoulder at the beginning of November and while the Indians have been consistent in their message about him returning to play in around six months, there has been some question about that time-frame elsewhere. So, rather than rely on team statements for all of the information, WFNY called upon shoulder-specialist Jim Moran PT1 from Crossover Symmetry...
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Indians place Michael Brantley on DL; call up Michael Martinez

It seems as though Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley may have rushed back too quickly from his shoulder surgery last November. After a rollercoaster of events that included a potential return on his target date of Opening Day, he returned to Spring Training quicker than anticipated before suffering a setback and therefore didn’t make his return to the Indians’...
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