INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Indians named AL winner of Murcer Award

The Baseball Assistance Team presented its annual Bobby Murcer Award amid the gradual closing of Spring Training to Cleveland in the American League and New York in the National League.
Via Indians.com
4 hours ago

Kluber leads by example, with no ego

Corey Kluber is the ace. He is the Indians' Opening Day starter. There is a lot of responsibility that comes with those titles, but he is quick to shrug that off. Kluber does not like labels, not for him, nor for anyone else in Cleveland's rotation.
Via Indians.com
5 hours ago

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 4

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 4 For the first time since 2011, the number four will be missing in action on the diamond when the Cleveland Indians open the season. Over the last few years, it has found its way onto the backs of veteran players on the roster, including both Juan Uribe and Coco Crisp last season and...

Latin-American night a hit at Indians camp

Earlier this spring, the Indians organized an informal event for all the Latin-American players in the farm system. It was an opportunity for some of Cleveland's big leaguers to field questions or offer advice.
Via Indians.com
22 hours ago

Lonnie Chisenhall to start season on 10-day DL

Abraham Almonte will begin on the 25-man roster as a result. Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters this morning the RF Lonnie Chisenhall is slated to begin the season on the 10-day disabled list, and that Abraham Almonte made the roster to begin the season. Chisenhall injured the shoulder after he collided with a wall earlier in Spring Training. When he returns...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Unchanging Prices of Breakout Stars

Over the weekend, Cleveland made a point of locking up another one of their young core players, signing Jose Ramirez to a five-year, $26 million contract that gives him significant guaranteed income in exchange for control over his first three free-agent years. Ramirez joins Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Carlos Carrasco, and Carlos Santana as members of...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 5 – Lou Boudreau

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 5 days Number five on our countdown is one of the handful of players honored in Indians history with a retired number. He was a man who held two very distinct titles during his tenure in Cleveland and several more nicknames for good measure. Whether you called him “Old Shufflefoot...

Last-minute questions the Cleveland Indians need to answer before Opening Day

Third basemen, outfielders, and trophy management. The Cleveland Indians came into spring training with the outfield as their biggest question mark. The injury aspect of the outfield puzzle seems to have solved most of it already — more on that in a moment — but there are still unanswered questions out there. Other bumps and bruises accrued throughout spring, such as Carlos...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Armstrong makes Opening Day roster; will Indians finally let him stay?

Morning News and Notes for Wed. March 29, 2017. I don't need to purchase any of your personal data to know that you just visited Let's Go Tribe (dot com). Fortunately for you, we have nothing naughty for you to look at. We do, however have baseball news and baseball notes. First, we have some discussion points regarding the Indians' 13-12 loss to the Brewers yesterday (kickers...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians History: Luke Easter Killed During Robbery

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Indians Extend Jose Ramirez

MARCH 28: Cleveland has announced the signing. MARCH 25: Ramirez receives a $2MM signing bonus and a $571.4K salary for 2017, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.  Ramirez will earn just under $2.429MM in 2018, so he’ll make a combined $3MM in salary over the next two seasons.  The rest of the contract breaks down as $3.75MM in 2019, $6.25MM in 2020 and $9MM in...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 6 – Brandon Guyer

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 6 One of the more underrated midseason acquisitions for any club last season was the Indians’ addition of outfielder Brandon Guyer from the Tampa Bay Rays on August 1. The move quietly transpired on the final day of the non-waiver trading period and helped Cleveland resolve some of the...

Did Indians GM's son leak news of Lindor contract talks?

Note to Cleveland Indians general manager Mike Chernoff: letting your son on the radio might not have been the best idea.6-year-old Brody Chernoff was a special guest in the radio booth in the 9th inning of the team’s Saturday spring training game against the Chicago White Sox. Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton couldn’t help but ask the youngster a few questions, including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers release Ryan Webb and Joba Chamberlain

The Milwaukee Brewers announced they have released veteran right-handed pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Ryan Webb. The two received minor league deals during the offseason.Chamberlain has a decade of major league experience under his belt with a career 3.81 ERA. He had an impressive 2.25 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings last season with the Cleveland Indians. According to Chad...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our World Baseball Classic championship game tickets to magically appear in our mailbox so we can see Team USA go for their first ever WBC title win.Happy birthday today to Don Chaney, Bob Costas, Sean Berry...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Back from shoulder woes, Indians' Brantley gets 2 hits

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) For most teams, seeing an All-Star get two hits in a spring training game would be no big deal. For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley singled twice, drove in a run and scored once Monday for the Indians in a 14-5 win over the Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians RHP Anderson done for year, Kipnis still sidelined

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland Indians right-hander Cody Anderson will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the 2017 season. The AL champions said Sunday that Anderson has elected to have the operation after being diagnosed with a ligament sprain. The 26-year-old made nine starts for Cleveland last season and was expected to begin this year at Triple-A Buffalo. His loss...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Indians be concerned about Jason Kipnis’ shoulder injury?

Last season, the Cleveland Indians put together one of the greatest runs in their franchise’s history, winning 94 games and making it to Game 7 of the World Series before ultimately losing to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings. While the Tribe’s pitching staff was a big reason why the team made it as far as it did, another instrumental piece to their postseason run was second baseman...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Kipnis likely to miss opener with sore shoulder

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is likely to miss opening day because of a sore right shoulder. Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday that Kipnis will be shut down for the next two weeks to let him recover. Kipnis has been dealing with the problem this spring and had a cortisone shot two weeks ago. Kipnis is a two-time All-Star. He hit ...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are the six players you’ll be most surprised to see in the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is underway, and so far it has been a lot of fun. Team Israel began 3-0 to advance to the next pool, Cuba and Japan cruised as they typically do, the Dominican Republic looked unstoppable in a win over Canada and the United States won on a walk-off Friday.One of the many pleasures of the WBC is checking in on players you once knew and loved whom you haven’t...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen’s WBC shoes are probably not the next Jordans

We have already seen some ridiculousness in the World Baseball Classic with Israel pulling off a colossal upset of South Korea, and an absolutely hilarious play thanks to a Chinese Taipei error on a bunt. And on Tuesday, former major league pitcher Bruce Chen provided more ridiculousness with his shoe game. Chen was the starting pitcher for China against Cuba, and he did so while...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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