Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Indians Interested In Juan Uribe

Feb 3, 2016 7:49 AM

The Cleveland Indians are looking for a third baseman and continue to target Juan Uribe, according to a report.

The Indians would prefer to sign Uribe to a one-year deal.

The soon-to-be 37-year-old spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Indians Agree To Two-Year Deal With Josh Tomlin

Jan 26, 2016 4:46 PM

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a two-year contract extension with Josh Tomlin.

Tomlin will receive a $5.5 million guarantee and the deal includes a team option for a third season.

He already had a $2.25 million guaranteed deal for 2016.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Scott Atchison Retires, Joins Cleveland's Staff

Jan 14, 2016 3:51 PM

Scott Atchison has retired and joined the Cleveland Indians in a non-playing role, the club has announced.

Atchison will function in a variety of roles as a "Major League advance coach and staff assistant," writes Jordan Bastian of

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Mike Napoli Feels He Has Something To Prove With Indians

Jan 5, 2016 4:32 PM

Mike Napoli has finalized his one-year, $7 million deal with the Cleveland Indians.

Napoli, 34, is with his fourth Major League franchise.

"I still feel like I have a lot in the tank," he said. "I'm able to play every day. I feel like I have a lot to prove."

Napoli can earn an additional $3 million in performance bonuses: $500,000 each for 450, 500, 550, 600, 625 and 645 plate appearances.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Indians Sign Ross Detwiler To Minor League Deal

Dec 23, 2015 7:51 AM

The Cleveland Indians have signed Ross Detwiler to a Minor League contract with an invitation to spring training.

Detwiler, who turns 30 on March 6, was 1-5 with a 7.25 ERA in seven starts and 34 relief appearances for the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves in 2015.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Indians To Sign Rajai Davis

Dec 17, 2015 6:19 AM

The Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement on a one-year, $5.25 million deal with Rajai Davis.

The value of the contract can increase to $6.475 million through incentives.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Indians, Mike Napoli Agree To One-Year, $7M Deal

Dec 16, 2015 5:03 PM

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with Mike Napoli, according to a source.

Napoli's deal includes $3 million in performance bonuses.

Last season, Napoli hit .224 with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs with Boston and Texas.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Reds 'Heavily' Shopping Todd Frazier

Dec 16, 2015 8:55 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are "heavily" shopping Todd Frazier, according to a report.

The most extensive interest in Frazier is coming from the American League Central, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

The Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals have all been linked to him.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians Likely View Corey Kluber As Untouchable

Dec 14, 2015 8:25 AM

There has been a lot of talk about the Cleveland Indians trading a starting pitcher this month, but it appears as though Corey Kluber may be considered untouchable.

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that "by the end of the [winter] meetings, Corey Kluber probably joined Francisco Lindor on the Tribe's untouchable list."

Terry Pluto/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians, Reds Have Discussed Todd Frazier

Dec 9, 2015 3:30 PM

The Cleveland Indians are discussing Todd Frazier with the Cincinnati Reds, according to a report.

Cincinnati has traded away a number of veterans over the last year and all indications are that they will continue to listen to offers.

It isn't known how serious the talks are between the Indians and Reds.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians, Tigers, White Sox Interested In Trading For Brett Lawrie
The Indians, Tigers and White Sox are interested in trading for Brett Lawrie, who has been mentioned in trade rumors since the Athletics re-acquired Jed Lowrie.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Joba Chamberlain Signs With Indians
Joba Chamberlain has an odd history with the Indians.


Indians Showing Most Interest In Shane Victorino
Cleveland offered Victorino, 35, a four-year contract prior to the 2013 season.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees Ask About Indians' Starters
The framework of the deals would send a young, controllable pitcher away in exchange for an everyday outfielder.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Correa Edges Lindor As AL Rookie Of The Year
Carlos Correa received a total of 124 points to win the award over Francisco Lindor, who had 109 points.


Indians Name Chris Antonetti To President Of Baseball Ops
Chris Antonetti will be the top decision maker of the Indians following the departure of Mark Shapiro to the Blue Jays.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indians Leaders Draw Up Accountability 'Contract' For Team
Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes created the contract and Terry Francona looked it over and passed it out to the entire roster on Saturday.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Verlander Disappointed, But Not Complaining
Justin Verlander and the Tigers lost 4-0 to the Indians on Sunday.

Indians Won't Receive Compensation For Mark Shapiro
Cleveland didn't want to stand in the way if Shapiro wanted to leave the organization.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Report: Blue Jays To Hire Mark Shapiro
It remains unclear if Mark Shapiro will begin his new job immediately or wait until the end of this season.

Paul Dolan Hires Broker To Find Minority Investment Partner
Paul Dolan has hired Allen & Co. to search for a minority owner for the Cleveland Indians.

Luis Sererino Gets First Major League Win
The Yankees see something special in 21-year-old pitcher Luis Severino.

Shapiro: No Comment On Blue Jays' Interest
Fox Sports reported that the Blue Jays have spoken to Mark Shapiro about succeeding Paul Beeston in Toronto.

Francona Will Accompany Farrell To First Cancer Treatment
Terry Francona, who has been friends with John Farrell since they were teammates on the Indians in 1988, said he plans to accompany the Red Sox manager to the hospital Tuesday when Farrell begins his

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Braves Get Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher From Indians
The Braves have acquired Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn from the Indians in exchange for Chris Johnson.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Cubs, Red Sox Discussing Carlos Carrasco With Indians
Carlos Carrasco is signed through 2018.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals Acquire Brandon Moss
St. Louis will send left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Indians to complete the deal.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Cardinals, Indians Close To Trade Involving Brandon Moss
Cleveland wants to get a pitching prospect in return and likes 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indians Acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus
The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino, this week.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez
The Indians and Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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