Cleveland Indians Wiretap

50-Game Hitting Streak Over For Indians' Minor Leaguer

Aug 15, 2016 1:59 AM

The 50-game hitting streak is over for Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Francisco Mejia.

Mejia went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday for Class-A Lynchburg in a 6-0 win against Winston-Salem in the Carolina League.

Mejia's streak was tied for the fifth longest in pro ball history and the best since 1954. The record is 69 games, set by Joe Wilhoit of the Western League in 1919.

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Michael Brantley To Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Aug 13, 2016 5:14 PM

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, who has played in only 11 games this season for the AL Central leaders, will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Monday.

Brantley had surgery in November and began the season on the disabled list. He was activated in late April but returned to the DL on May 10 with biceps tendinitis.

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Michael Brantley Suffers Setback, Surgery Possible

Aug 10, 2016 9:15 AM

The Cleveland Indians have announced that Michael Brantley has suffered a setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury and surgery is a possibility.

Specifically, the team said Brantley suffered "a recurrence of right shoulder symptoms while progressing through hitting activities late last week."

Brantley has only played in 11 games this season.

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Terry Francona Sits Out With Chest Pains

Aug 10, 2016 9:07 AM

Terry Francona didn't manage the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night after complaining of chest pain while speaking to reporters before the game.

Francona was examined by the Nationals Park EMTs and remained at the stadium at the start of the game after it was determined he did not need to go to the hospital, according to the club.

The Indians are in the midst of a series with the Washington Nationals.

"I know that the doctors checked him out and so forth and they just felt it'd be better for him to probably go back to the hotel and he did," said bench coach Brad Mills. "Knowing him he was probably really agonizing during the game. But I think he's doing fine hopefully and we'll see how it works out for tomorrow."

The 57-year-old Francona has twice suffered a pulmonary embolism. In 2006 he joined others around baseball to educate people on deep-vein thrombosis.

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Indians Prospect Francisco Mejia Extends Hitting Streak To 46 Games

Aug 5, 2016 8:38 AM

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia doubled to right field in his final at-bat on Thursday, extending his historic hitting streak to 46 consecutive games.

The streak is the longest in Minor League Baseball in 62 years.

Mejia is a catching prospect playing for Class A Advanced Lynchburg.

Major League Baseball ranks Mejia as Cleveland's No. 4 prospect.

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Indians Place Danny Salazar On DL

Aug 2, 2016 4:55 PM

The Cleveland Indians have placed Danny Salazar on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

"There's something in my elbow," Salazar said Monday night. "I don't know what it is. We don't know. I think we're going to find out tomorrow."

Terry Francona noted that Salazar has dealt with discomfort in his right elbow for at least a few weeks.

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Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players

Aug 2, 2016 7:39 AM

There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

The trades involved 49 players. Monday began with 18 teams within 5.5 games of a Wild Card berth and trip to the postseason.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

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Indians Land Brandon Guyer In Trade With Rays

Aug 1, 2016 3:00 PM

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to acquire Brandon Guyer in a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay will reportedly get outfielder Nathan Lukes and right-hander Jhonleider Salinas in the trade.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

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Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland

Jul 31, 2016 2:12 PM

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a trade to the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee general manager David Stearns confirmed Sunday.

The Indians were one of eight teams on Lucroy's no-trade list.

"Certainly, if we were at the point where we were strongly considering pursuing a deal, we were pleased with the return," Stearns told reporters, according to MLB.com. "But Jonathan's a very good player, as well, and if he's on our team going forward, we'll be happy to have him."

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Yankees Send Andrew Miller To Indians For Prospects

Jul 31, 2016 10:01 AM

The Yankees and Indians have agreed to a deal that will send All-Star reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland.

The trade was first reported by Fox Sports and confirmed by ESPN.

The Yankees will get a package of four players in return, headed by minor league outfielder Clint Frazier and pitcher Justus Sheffield, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

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Indians Among Those Interested In Steve Pearce
Steve Pearce, 33, will be a free agent after the season and is owed just $4.75 million.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Reports: Yankees Appear Close To Trading Aroldis Chapman
According to reports, the Nationals, Cubs, Giants, and Indians are among the teams most interested in trading for the services of Aroldis Chapman.

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Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce
The Indians, Rangers, Nationals, Orioles, Giants and Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

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Indians In Talks To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy
The Indians lost catcher Yan Gomes to a shoulder injury last Sunday.

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Indians Lose Yan Gomes For 4-8 Weeks
Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with an A/C joint separation of his right shoulder.

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Quintana Replaces Salazar On AL All-Star Roster
Jose Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA, sixth in the AL at the start of Sunday.

ESPN.com

Indians Claim Tyler Olson Off Waivers From Royals
The Royals had designated pitcher Tyler Olson for assignment on July 5.

Press Release

Indians DFA Joba Chamberlain, Tom Gorzelanny
The Indians made several moves on Monday to help its overworked bullpen.

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Indians Beat Jays In 19th Inning For 14th Straight Win
Carlos Santana homered off Jays infielder Darwin Barney in the 19th inning on Friday.

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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Danny Salazar To Miss Start With Shoulder Fatigue
Danny Salazar will not make his scheduled start for the Indians on Tuesday against the Mariners because of shoulder fatigue.

ESPN

Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 Games For PED Use
The suspension of Marlon Byrd, who was previously suspended for a performance-enhancing substance violation on June 25, 2012, is effective immediately.

RealGM Staff Report

Indians Place Michael Brantley On DL
Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has been bothered by inflammation and fatigue in his shoulder.

ESPN.com

Indians Trade Anthony Recker To Braves
Anthony Recker, a former Mets catcher, will report to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians Expect Carrasco To Go On DL
The Indians lost pitcher Carlos Carrasco to a hamstring injury on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Michael Brantley To Begin Rehab Assignment
Michael Brantley will likely need a handful of games before potentially being cleared for activation from the 15-day disabled list.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Cubs Acquire Giovanni Soto From Indians
Giovanni Soto, 24, was a 24th-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers in 2009.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers, Indians Discussing Reliever-For-Starter Trades
The Rangers have yet to name their No. 5 starter as they work through potential trade scenarios.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Indians Send Trevor Bauer To Bullpen
Trevor Bauer made 30 starts for the Indians last season and was projected to be a member of the rotation once again.

Associated Press

Michael Brantley Won't Be Ready For Opening Day
Michael Brantley will not be in the lineup for the Indians on opening day despite making major progress following offseason shoulder surgery.

Associated Press