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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

Jul 27, 2015 7:27 AM

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.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays, Indians Nearly Completed Carlos Carrasco Trade

Jul 27, 2015 7:13 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to hunt for pitching as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

They are still in talks with the San Diego Padres about both starters and relievers.

Toronto nearly completed a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Carlos Carrasco recently. 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

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians 'Not Motivated' To Trade Starter

Jul 24, 2015 4:44 PM

The Cleveland Indians are "not motivated" to move one of their young, controllable starting pitchers unless a "very compelling deal" is presented.

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers recently inquired with Cleveland about some of their pitchers.

It was reported on Thursday that the Toronto Blue Jays were interested in Carlos Carrasco.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Aroldis Chapman Fastest To 500 Ks

Jul 19, 2015 7:10 PM

Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman has set a major league record for the fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts.

Chapman, who routinely throws over 100 mph, reached the mark when he fanned pinch-hitter Giovanny Urshela to end the 10th inning Sunday in Cincinnati's loss to the Cleveland Indians.

The hard-throwing lefty needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Indians Unlikely To Make Significant Moves

Jul 7, 2015 6:58 AM

The Cleveland 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.

If they eventually sell before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, the moves won't be dramatic.

David Murphy and Ryan Raburn are the most likely players to be traded, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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All-Star Game Starters Announced

Jul 5, 2015 9:24 PM


Leading Vote-Getter Josh Donaldson Sets All-Time Single-Season Voting Record, Edges Out AL Teammate Mike Trout for Top Overall Spot;

Bryce Harper Finishes as Top NL Vote-Getter, Sets All-Time NL
Single-Season Voting Mark;

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, MLB’s leading vote-getter, and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.  The 2015 AL and NL All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the “Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show” on ESPN.  

Donaldson, who collected 14,090,188 total votes, set a new all-time single-season voting record, surpassing Josh Hamilton’s 2012 total of 11,073,744 tallies.  

Harper receives his third Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and his second fan-elected start (2013), becoming the first player in Nationals-era history to claim multiple fan-elected starting assignments.  

Third baseman Todd Frazier of the host Reds received 9,233,686 votes, surpassing Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (7,133,753) in the final week to earn his first fan election after being named an All-Star reserve in 2014.  

In the AL, reigning league batting champion Jose Altuve of the Astros reclaimed the top spot at second base in the final week, finishing with 9,634,464 votes to beat out Kansas City’s Omar Infante (8,999,117).  

Angels outfielder Mike Trout received 14,013,021 total votes, which was the second-highest total in the Majors behind Donaldson.  Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance and third consecutive fan-elected start.

Joining Trout in the AL outfield will be Royals teammates Lorenzo Cain (12,399,127) and Alex Gordon (10,609,006).  

Rounding out the fan elections in the NL outfield alongside Harper is Giancarlo Stanton (7,036,537) of the Miami Marlins and Matt Holliday (6,362,653) of the Cardinals.  

Two-time AL Most Valuable Player (2012-13) Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers garnered 13,834,271 votes en route to his 10th career All-Star selection (also 2004-07, 2010-14) and third consecutive fan election.  

Cabrera’s NL counterpart will be Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks, who received 9,119,375 votes to attain his second consecutive fan-elected start.  

Giants catcher Buster Posey will make the start behind the plate in the NL, marking his third career Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and second career fan-elected start (2012).  

For the AL, Royals backstop Salvador Perez tallied 13,747,294 votes to receive his first career starting assignment in the Midsummer Classic after making the AL squad as a reserve in each of the last two seasons.  

In the AL’s tightest race, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (10,632,184) claimed his fourth All-Star selection (2009, 2013-14) as he held off Kendrys Morales (10,320,500) of the Royals.  

Up the middle of the NL infield will be Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (7,574,750) and Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta (8,478,474).  Joining Altuve up the middle of the AL infield is Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who tallied 11,960,907 votes to receive his first career All-Star selection. 

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Gerrit Cole Records Major League-Best 12th Win

Jul 5, 2015 4:59 PM

Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his 12th win as the Pirates rallied past the Indians 5-3 Sunday.

Cole (12-3) set down his last 16 batters after the Indians scored twice in the second inning and once in the third to take a 3-0 lead.

Cole threw 106 pitches while allowing three runs and five hits in eight innings. He struck out five and walked one after going winless in his previous two starts while pitching a combined 11 1/3 innings.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Brandon Moss On Indians: 'We Have No Heart'

Jun 29, 2015 7:51 AM

The Cleveland Indians were shutout on both ends of Sunday's doubleheader, which promoted Brandon Moss to question his team's fortitude.

"If you were on the outside looking in, it would look like we have no heart," Moss said. "I can't blame them."

Terry Francona didn't disagree with Moss.

"Today was not a pretty day for us," said Francona, who was ejected in the ninth inning of the 8-0 loss to the Orioles in the nightcap. "I don't see guys grinding the at-bat. We're not doing the things we're capable of doing."

Cleveland (33-41) absorbed its first doubleheader sweep since Sept. 8, 2009, against Texas.


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Indians Reach Deal With Brady Aiken

Jun 19, 2015 2:44 PM

The Cleveland 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.

Cleveland took a gamble on the 18-year-old, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't pitch until 2016.

Aiken was selected by Houston with the overall first pick last year after going 7-0 with a 1.06 ERA in 11 starts as a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was unable to work out a contract with the Astros and had surgery in March.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Draft, Misc Rumor

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

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

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.

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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.

Adrian Beltre Hits 400th Career Home Run
Adrian Beltre hit a first inning home run off Bruce Chen on Friday night.

Kluber's 18 Strikeout Performance Among Best Ever
No pitcher has posted a higher Game Score over eight innings than Corey Kluber did against the Cardinals.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

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

Keith Law/ESPN

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
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 Reds on Wednesda

RealGM Staff Report

Trevor Bauer Focused On Improving Body Language
Trevor Bauer believes that poor body language may have led some people to misunderstand him in the past.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Carrasco Takes Line Drive To Face, Suffers Bruised Jaw
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.


Indians Add Depth, Sign Jhoulys Chacin
Jhoulys Chacin, 27, was cut loose by the Rockies this spring in a surprising move.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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