Luis Severino earned his first major league win, getting all the support he needed in the first inning Saturday on a pair of home runs from Brett Gardner and Brian McCann as the Yankees beat the Indians 6-2, according to an ESPN.com report.
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Current Indians' president Mark Shapiro is offering no comment on a report that the Blue Jays are interested in hiring him.
Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shapiro was a "strong candidate" to succeed Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Fox said Toronto had spoken to Shapiro about the job.
Shapiro on Friday declined to comment to The Associated Press about the report.
Terry Francona, who has been friends with John Farrell since they were teammates on the Cleveland Indians in 1988, said he plans to accompany the Boston Red Sox manager to the hospital Tuesday when Farrell begins his first cycle of chemotherapy.
Farrell, who announced Friday that he had been diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and would not manage the rest of the season while he undergoes treatment, is scheduled for three 21-day cycles of chemotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Francona is in Boston to manage the Indians as they open a three-game series against the Red Sox on Monday.
"We were just talking," Francona said of his offer to accompany Farrell. "I was just asking questions, the normal questions. He mentioned he was starting Tuesday. I said, 'I'm right there. I'll go with you, whatever.' I may not do anything other than get in the way, like normal, but being a friend, the only thing I know how to do is be a friend. Like the rest of us, we don't know exactly what to do, but I do know how to be a friend. I care about him a lot. That's what I'm trying to do."
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Chris Johnson.
Johnson is owed $19 million through the 2017 season, a contract the Braves had been trying to move.
The Braves received cash considerations from Cleveland to help offset the cost of Bourn and Swisher, who are guaranteed to make a combined $30 million next season.
The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are discussing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Carlos Carrasco, according to multiple reports.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Boston is looking for controllable pitching, including Carrasco.
Chicago is also looking for a starting pitcher, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Carrasco is signed through 2018.
The St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a trade for Brandon Moss.
St. Louis will send left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Cleveland Indians to complete the deal.
The St. Louis Cardinals are nearing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Brandon Moss, according to a report.
Cleveland wants to get a pitching prospect in return and likes 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky.
Moss, 31, is hitting .217/.288/.407 in 375 plate appearances this season.
The Los Angeles Angels acquired a pair of outfielders in David Murphy and David DeJesus on Tuesday afternoon.
Los Angeles acquired DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Eduar Lopez just minutes after it was reported that the Cleveland Indians sent Murphy to the Angels for infielder Eric Stamets.
The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, this week.
The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Milwaukee Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.
The Indians (23rd) and Rangers (28th) both rank near the bottom of baseball in OPS from the center-field position.
The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros are also interested in Gomez, but the Giants may not have the prospects to make a deal and the Astros are focused on bullpen help, according to sources.
Gomez, 29, is owed $8 million this season and will make $9 million in 2016.
The Los Angeles Angels are among the teams interested in David Murphy of the Cleveland Indians.
It was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post that Cleveland would like young hitters in return for Murphy.
Murphy, 33, is hitting .299/.347/.443 in 224 plate appearances. He is owed $6 million this season and has a $500,000 buyout on his $7 million team option for 2016.