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Josh Hamilton Ready To Join Rangers

May 24, 2015 12:42 AM

Josh Hamilton is done with his personal spring training and ready to rejoin the Rangers , according to an ESPN.com report.

Hamilton is set to fly Sunday to Cleveland to meet the team for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. The opener Monday is four weeks to the day after Texas finalized a trade to reacquire him from the Angels.

"I am excited about it," Hamilton said Saturday night, after his final scheduled game at Triple-A Round Rock was rained out. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Adrian Beltre Hits 400th Career Home Run

May 16, 2015 2:44 AM

Adrian Beltre hit his 400th career home run in the first inning of the Rangers' loss to the Indians.

Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch from left-hander Bruce Chen onto the berm in center field Friday night for his fifth homer this season. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Kluber's 18 Strikeout Performance Among Best Ever

May 14, 2015 10:16 AM

Corey Kluber struck out 18 batters in eight innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Kluber needed just 113 pitches to get through eight innings, but the Indians opted to replace him in the ninth inning.

The right-hander had a Game Score of 98. Bill James created Game Score as a way of evaluating a start. Fifty is about average, 80 is great and each season a handful of games will top 90.

There have only been 11 games of nine innings in which a pitcher scored at least 100. Kluber may have thrown the best eight-inning start in the last 100 years. No pitcher has posted a higher Game Score over eight innings than Kluber did against the Cardinals.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

Keith Law/ESPN

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Indians Discussing Deal With Carlos Marmol

May 8, 2015 7:35 AM

The Cleveland Indians are "in the process of signing" Carlos Marmol to a Minor League contract, according to a report.

Marmol reportedly threw in the mid-90s from a new arm slot during a showcase in the Dominican Republic.

The 32-year-old threw 13.1 innings for the Miami Marlins in 2014, posting a 8.10 ERA.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released

Apr 29, 2015 3:34 PM

Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online.  Beginning today, fans around the world can cast their votes for starters 35 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 Club web sites – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

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Trevor Bauer Focused On Improving Body Language

Apr 16, 2015 4:14 PM

Trevor Bauer believes that poor body language may have led some people to misunderstand him in the past.

Bauer worked extensively on fine-tuning his pitches during the offseason and Spring Training, but he also focused on the mental side of his game.

"I'm trying to send the appropriate message with my body language," Bauer said. "Not only to my teammates and to the opposing team, but also for me. I'm trying to stay locked into that approach mentally that whatever has happened is out of my control. Whatever is going to happen is out of my control. I can just make this next pitch and try to focus in on that. And I think I've done a decent job of it."

Teammate Corey Kluber, the reigning American League Cy Young winner, is a nice example for the 24-year-old.

"That's just part of maturing, and obviously, he's still really young," Kluber said. "As far as the body language, he's done a really good job of getting better with that. I think he knew that was something he had to work on. I think when you're comfortable, it makes it a lot easier to just go out there and focus on pitching, instead of worrying about all that other stuff."

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Carrasco Takes Line Drive To Face, Suffers Bruised Jaw

Apr 15, 2015 7:05 AM

Carlos Carrasco was taken to a hospital and treated for a bruised jaw after he was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera on Tuesday night.

Carrasco was leveled by the sharp liner that appeared to glance off his glove and right hand before smacking him on the right side of the face

Following the game, the Cleveland Indians said X-rays and a CT scan on Carrasco were negative and he only suffered a bad bruise.

"In the big picture, we dodged a really big bullet," Terry Francona said. "Really fortunate."

ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Indians Add Depth, Sign Jhoulys Chacin

Apr 14, 2015 5:56 PM

The Cleveland Indians have added depth to their pitching staff by signing Jhoulys Chacin to a Minor League contract.

Cleveland also designated Shaun Marcum for assignment, giving his roster spot to Brett Haynes.

Chacin, 27, was cut loose by the Colorado Rockies this spring in a surprising move.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Indians Sign Ryan Webb
Ryan Webb started the season with the Orioles and was traded to the Dodgers before they released him.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians May Pursue Options At Catcher
With Yan Gomes out for up to eight weeks, the Indians won't look for a starter but could add a backup catcher to the roster.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Place Yan Gomes On 15-Day DL
The Indians are waiting for further tests on Yan Gomes' sprained right knee.

ESPN.com

MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Carrasco's Extension With Indians Worth $22M
The contract guarantees Carlos Carrasco $22 million over the next four years and includes a pair of club options.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians, Carlos Carrasco Agree On Three-Year Deal
During a span of 10 starts in August and September last season, Carlos Carrasco went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 11 walks in just 69 innings.

ESPN.com

Indians Sign Corey Kluber To Five-Year Deal
Corey Kluber went 18-9 and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014.

ESPN.com

Sources: Indians, Kluber Still Discussing Extension
Some progress has been made, but it will be difficult for an agreement to be reached by Opening Day.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Add McAllister, House To Starting Rotation
Zach McAllister and T.J. House have earned the final two spots in the Indians' rotation.

ESPN.com

Indians Send Lindor To Triple-A Columbus
Francisco Lindor, 21, is Cleveland's top prospect and one of the best in all of baseball.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Indians, Kluber 'Not Close' To Extension
The two sides have been discussing a deal over the past few weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Negotiations Ongoing Between Kluber, Indians
The reigning American League Cy Young winner signed a one-year deal worth $601,000.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Corey Kluber Will Start For Indians On Opening Day
Corey Kluber went 18-9 last season, winning the AL Cy Young Award.

ESPN.com

Former AL MVP Al Rosen Dies At 91
Al Rosen won the 1953 American League MVP and played on the last Cleveland Indians team to win a World Series.

ESPN.com

Kluber Will Make $601K This Season
There is still a chance that Corey Kluber and the Indians will come to terms on a long-term extension.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kluber Signs One-Year Deal With Indians
The right-hander went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts in 2014.

Associated Press

Gavin Floyd Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture
The Indians have announced that Gavin Floyd is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right elbow.

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Gavin Floyd To Have MRI On Elbow
Floyd, 32, had his spring debut postponed Sunday because of general soreness.

Associated Press

Indians Sell Out Opener In 11 Minutes
The Indians said that Progressive Field, which has been remodeled this winter, will be packed to capacity for the 22nd straight year for the opener.

Associated Press

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