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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Indians Promote Top Prospect Bradley Zimmer

May 16, 2017 3:23 PM

The Cleveland Indians have promoted top prospect Bradley Zimmer in hopes of bolstering their outfield.

Zimmer will make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is expected to bat ninth and start in center field.

The Indians placed Abraham Almonte on the disabled list in a related move.

Zimmer, 24, was a first round pick of the Indians in 2014.


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Michael Brantley Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle

May 8, 2017 7:30 AM

Michael Brantley left Sunday's win over the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning with a sprained right ankle.

Brandon Guyer moved to left field to replace Brantley for the start of the bottom of the fourth inning. Lonnie Chisenhall replaced Guyer in right field.

He appeared in just 11 games last season because of a shoulder injury.

Brantley, who was 0-for-2 Sunday before exiting, is hitting .283 with five home runs and 17 RBIs this season in 26 games.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

Francisco Lindor Says Extension Talks Are 'In The Past'

Apr 22, 2017 1:41 AM

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor addressed a report Friday that he had turned down an extension in the $100 million range, saying talks between him and the team are "in the past."

"I'm just focusing on playing the game," Lindor told reporters Friday, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Whatever is going to happen is going to happen."

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Miguel Cabrera, Terry Francona Have Shouting Match

Apr 15, 2017 11:47 AM

Miguel Cabrera got angry Friday night. And that was bad news for the Indians.

Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning after being brushed back in the first, and the Tigers beat Cleveland 7-6, sending the defending AL champion Indians to their sixth loss in seven games.

The first-inning incident resulted in a shouting match between Cabrera and Indians manager Terry Francona following an inside pitch from Trevor Bauer. Cabrera yelled and gestured toward Cleveland's dugout after the pitch.

"It was an argument between Francona and me, and that's it," Cabrera said. "No one else. He made his point, I made my point. It was just Francona and me. I say something bad, he said something back to me."

Said Francona: "I'm not really sure what he wanted me to do. I'm not going to run down the steps and hide. I just told him to hit -- and he did."

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Rob Manfred Pressuring Indians To Get Rid Of Chief Wahoo Logo

Apr 13, 2017 7:52 AM

Rob Manfred is putting some pressure on the Cleveland Indians to get rid of their Chief Wahoo logo.

The logo has sparked debate for years and Manfred has been in talks with owner Paul Dolan about abolishing it.

Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said in a statement that league officials are confident about reaching a positive resolution.

"Thus far, there have been productive discussions with the Cleveland Indians regarding the Commissioner's desire to transition away from the Chief Wahoo logo," Courtney said. "We have specific steps in an identified process and are making progress."

Bob DiBiasio, Cleveland's senior vice president for public affairs, said Dolan and Manfred have had ongoing dialogue since the World Series last year.

Associated Press

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Indians Plan To Explore Extension With Carlos Santana

Apr 7, 2017 6:55 AM

The Cleveland Indians plan to explore a contract extension with Carlos Santana in an attempt to keep him from becoming a free agent after this season.

The Indians recently agreed to long-term deals with Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez, while also making an attempt to lock up Francisco Lindor.

Since the start of the 2011 season, Santana has averaged 153 games and 654 plate appearances per season. His initial contract was a five-year, $21 million deal.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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Blister Won't Stop Corey Kluber From Making Next Start

Apr 5, 2017 7:11 AM

Corey Kluber will start for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks despite dealing with a blister on his pitching hand on Opening Day.

"I don't think it's a big thing," Terry Francona said. "I'm sure it didn't help him last night. They do a lot of good stuff in the training room now."

Kluber allowed five runs in the first three innings. He said after that a callus broke open and it took him a while to adjust to pitching with it.

Chuck Crow/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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Indians Sign Roberto Perez To Four-Year Extension

Apr 2, 2017 1:25 PM

The Cleveland Indians have signed Roberto Perez to a four-year, $9 million contract extension.

The pact includes team options for 2011 and '12.

Perez will make $550,000 in 2017, $1.5 million in 2018, $2.5 million in 2019 and $3.5 million in 2020. The options are for $5.5 million and $7 million, respectively, and come with $450,000 buyouts.

The 28-year-old catcher hit .183/.285/.294 with three home runs in 184 plate appearances for the American League Champion Indians in 2016.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

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Las Vegas Oddsmakers Predict Cubs To Win World Series

Apr 1, 2017 10:09 PM

The Cubs have already broken the curse and won a World Series.

Now, oddsmakers in Las Vegas predict the team will become only the third in almost 40 years to win it a second straight time.

The city's sportsbooks like the team to win it all, with some making the Cubs a 7-2 favorite. Other favorites are the Indians, Red Sox and Dodgers.

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Adrian Beltre To Begin Season On DL
The Rangers will host the Indians on Monday without Adrian Beltre who is suffering from a calf injury.

Yandy Diaz Makes Indians' Opening Day Roster
Yandy Diaz has made the Opening Day roster of the Indians after he was expected to begin the season in the Minor Leagues.

Associated Press

Jury Rules Indians Not Responsible For Fan Blinded By Ball
A New York man was hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a game in July 2012.

Son Of Indians GM Reveals Lindor's Deal On Radio
Six-year old Brody Chernoff said "he's trying to get, um, Lindor to play seven more years."

Indians, Jose Ramirez Close To Four-Year Extension
Jose Ramirez's new deal would keep him Cleveland through the 2023 season.

Jason Kipnis To Miss Four To Five More Weeks
The Indians have also reported that pitcher Cody Anderson will miss the season and will undergo elbow surgery.

Jason Kipnis To Get Second Opinion On Right Shoulder
Jason Kipnis will get a second opinion on his strained right rotator cuff at the end of this week.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Jason Kipnis Likely To Miss Season Opener
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is suffering from a sore right shoulder.

Michael Brantley Hopes 'Bad Days' Are Behind Him
Michael Brantley played in just 11 games last season and is making his way back from right shoulder surgery.

Associated Press

Indians To Take Slow Approach With Kluber
Indians manager Terry Francona isn't sure if Corey Kluber will be the team's opening day starter.

Indians Won't Rush Michael Brantley Onto Field
Michael Brantley only played in 11 games last season, but the Indians know they need him if they want to make another trip to the World Series.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Indians Hire Grady Sizemore As Front Office Advisor
The Indians have hired Grady Sizemore as an advisor to their player development staff.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Indians Have Interest In Chase Utley
There are believed to be other clubs in the mix to sign Chase Utley, who doesn't have a clear path to playing time in Cleveland with Jason Kipnis the starter at second base.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Indians, Boone Logan Agree To $5.5M Deal
The Indians have agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal with Boone Logan, according to sources.


Wily Mo Pena Signs With Indians
Wily Mo Pena, who hasn't appeared in a Major League game since 2011, has signed a Minor League deal with the Indians, according to a report.


Indians Acquire Carlos Frias From Dodgers For Cash
Carlos Frias has gone 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 games over the past three seasons for the Dodgers.

Associated Press

Indians Working On Solution To Chief Wahoo Logo
Rob Manfred and owner Paul Dolan have discussed possible solutions to Cleveland's controversial Chief Wahoo logo.

Associated Press

Indians Will Host 2019 All-Star Game
The Indians will host the 2019 All-Star Game at Progressive Field, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Associated Press

Austin Jackson Agrees To Minors Deal With Indians
Austin Jackson signed with the White Sox last offseason, but played less than three months before having season-ending knee surgery.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Andy Marte Dies In Car Crash In Dominican Republic
According to Baseball America, Andy Marte was playing winter league baseball for Las Aguilas Cibaenas.