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Indians Showing Most Interest In Shane Victorino

Dec 1, 2015 6:13 AM

The Cleveland Indians have shown the most interest in Shane Victorino, according to a source.

Cleveland offered Victorino, 35, a four-year contract prior to the 2013 season.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees Ask About Indians' Starters

Nov 19, 2015 8:18 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are among the clubs that have inquired with the Cleveland Indians about their starting pitching.

The framework of the deals would send a young, controllable pitcher away in exchange for an everyday outfielder.

According to reports, Brett Gardner's name has come up in talks while Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar appear to be the most likely Cleveland pitchers on the move.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Correa Edges Lindor As AL Rookie Of The Year

Nov 17, 2015 7:14 AM

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa won American League Rookie of the Year honors on Monday.

The 21-year-old received 17 first-place votes and 13 second-place votes, for a total of 124 points. Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor was second, with 13 firsts, 14 seconds and two thirds for a total of 109 points. Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano was third with 20 points.

Correa began this year in Double-A. Then he hit .279 with 22 home runs (tops among AL rookies), 68 RBIs and 14 steals after his June 8 call-up.


Tags: Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Indians Name Chris Antonetti To President Of Baseball Ops

Oct 6, 2015 2:20 PM

The Cleveland Indians have promoted Chris Antonetti from general manager to president of baseball operations.

Mike Chernoff has been promoted to general manager after his 12th season with the Indians.

Derek Falvey, who has been with the organization for eight years, has been named assistant general manager.

Antonetti will be the top decision maker of the Indians following the departure of Mark Shapiro to the Toronto Blue Jays.

"Across our industry, job responsibilities in baseball operations have expanded considerably over the last 10 years and these moves reflect a structure that a number of other teams have recently adopted," said Paul Dolan in a statement. "Chris will continue to work closely with Tito (manager Terry Francona), overseeing the direction of all our baseball decision-making, wile Mike and Derek now hold titles that better align with the responsibilities they have already largely assumed in our on-going efforts to develop members of our organization."

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Indians Leaders Draw Up Accountability 'Contract' For Team

Sep 21, 2015 7:13 AM

The core group of leaders on the Cleveland Indians recently put their goals and beliefs down in writing, creating an accountability contract for the club.

Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes created the contract. Terry Francona looked it over and passed it out on Saturday.

"If you sign your name on the dotted line," Gomes said, "you're telling everybody else that you're in. If you fall off that track, it comes back down to, 'You gave your word.' We're going to hold everybody accountable for it."

The concept of the contract came up when Francona met with the group of four players -- all signed to long-term deals -- after some veterans were dealt at the July trade deadline.

"In the midst of all of those conversations," Francona said, "I had asked Kluber, Brantley, maybe both, I was like, 'How would you feel if I passed out almost like a contract?' And they [liked the idea]. I said, 'It's got to come from you guys.' They did a great job, man. They worked at it."

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Verlander Disappointed, But Not Complaining

Sep 6, 2015 6:24 PM

Justin Verlander could have whined about the lack of run support in the team's loss to the Indians on Sunday. After all, it has been a troubling trend for the Tigers ace in all but two of his past 10 starts.

He was in no mood, however, to place blame on his teammates after they surrendered their 13th loss in the past 16 games.

"We had a lot of our key pieces that were missing, and quite honestly, we've missed them all year, whether it's been injuries early on or trades after the second half," said Verlander, who was saddled with the loss Sunday despite making his sixth straight quality start. "It's kind of disappointing that we never had a chance to play as the team that was constructed, but that's the game of baseball. It happens sometimes."

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Indians Won't Receive Compensation For Mark Shapiro

Aug 31, 2015 4:40 PM

The Cleveland Indians won't receive compensation from the Toronto Blue Jays as executive Mark Shapiro leaves this coming offseason.

Cleveland didn't want to stand in the way if Shapiro wanted to leave the organization.

Shapiro will become the new Blue Jays CEO upon conclusion of the 2015 season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Report: Blue Jays To Hire Mark Shapiro

Aug 31, 2015 1:48 AM

Mark Shapiro, who has spent the past five years overseeing the Indians organization, is leaving Cleveland to become president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, according to's Buster Olney and media reports.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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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.

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 report.

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

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Shapiro: No Comment On Blue Jays' Interest
Fox Sports reported that the Blue Jays have spoken to Mark Shapiro about succeeding Paul Beeston in Toronto.

Francona Will Accompany Farrell To First Cancer Treatment
Terry Francona, who has been friends with John Farrell since they were teammates on the Indians in 1988, said he plans to accompany the Red Sox manager to the hospital Tuesday when Farrell begins his

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Braves Get Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher From Indians
The Braves have acquired Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn from the Indians in exchange for Chris Johnson.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Cubs, Red Sox Discussing Carlos Carrasco With Indians
Carlos Carrasco is signed through 2018.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals Acquire Brandon Moss
St. Louis will send left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Indians to complete the deal.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Cardinals, Indians Close To Trade Involving Brandon Moss
Cleveland wants to get a pitching prospect in return and likes 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indians Acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus
The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino, this week.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez
The Indians and Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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