Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Paul Dolan Hires Broker To Find Minority Investment Partner

Aug 30, 2015 6:53 PM

Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise.

Dolan, who has had primary control of the Indians since 2013, hired a New York-based investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority owner for the ballclub, which has struggled to stay competitive in a sport without a salary cap in a city still recovering from job losses and a dwindling population.

Dolan secured Allen & Co. to search for a minority owner, a team spokesman confirmed Sunday.

ESPN.com

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Luis Sererino Gets First Major League Win

Aug 23, 2015 1:08 AM

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.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Shapiro: No Comment On Blue Jays' Interest

Aug 22, 2015 1:34 AM

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.

ESPN.com

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Francona Will Accompany Farrell To First Cancer Treatment

Aug 18, 2015 6:52 AM

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."

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Braves Get Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher From Indians

Aug 7, 2015 4:45 PM

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.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Red Sox Discussing Carlos Carrasco With Indians

Jul 31, 2015 9:24 AM

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.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Acquire Brandon Moss

Jul 30, 2015 11:46 AM

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.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Indians Close To Trade Involving Brandon Moss

Jul 30, 2015 8:44 AM

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.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians Acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus

Jul 28, 2015 8:32 PM

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.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez

Jul 27, 2015 4:10 PM

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.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Linked To Indians' David 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.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Blue Jays, Indians Nearly Completed Carlos Carrasco Trade
Carlos Carrasco could have been a long-term fix for the Blue Jays. He's signed through 2018 with team options for the next two seasons.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

Indians 'Not Motivated' To Trade Starter
The Indians are "not motivated" to move one of their young, controllable starting pitchers unless they are a "very compelling deal" is presented.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Aroldis Chapman Fastest To 500 Ks
Aroldis Chapman needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts.

ESPN.com

Indians Unlikely To Make Significant Moves
The Indians have endured struggles as they employ one of the best rotations in the game and sit just 4.5 games back in the Wild Card race.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Gerrit Cole Records Major League-Best 12th Win
Gerrit Cole allowed three runs and five hits in eight innings on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Brandon Moss On Indians: 'We Have No Heart'
The Indians were shutout on both ends of Sunday's doubleheader, which promoted Brandon Moss to question his team's fortitude.

ESPN

Indians Reach Deal With Brady Aiken
The Indians have reached an agreement on a contract with Brady Aiken, who they took in the first round of this month's First-Year Player Draft.

Associated Press

Indians To Call Up Shortstop Prospect Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor has hit .366 over the last 10 games for Triple-A Columbus.

ESPN.com

Indians Spoil Justin Verlander's Return
Justin Verlander is scheduled to make his next start Thursday at Cincinnati.

ESPN.com

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

MLB Apologizes To Royals For Costly Replay Error
Major League Baseball has apologized to the Royals for a breakdown in its replay process during a crucial moment in a 2-1 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

Indians Shave Their Heads In Support Of Mike Aviles' Daughter
Adriana Aviles, 4, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Josh Hamilton Ready To Join Rangers
Josh Hamilton is set to join the Rangers in Cleveland for the start of a series with the Indians.

ESPN.com

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