Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Indians Considering Three-Man Playoff Rotation

Sep 19, 2016 4:38 PM

The Cleveland Indians are closing in on the American League Central title and are beginning to think about how they'll line up in the postseason.

Terry Francona is considering a three-man starting rotation with Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer pitching on short rest and Josh Tomlin and Mike Clevinger "piggybacking."

The Indians are currently dealing with injuries to both Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury

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Miguel Cabrera Gets 2,500th Career Hit

Sep 18, 2016 7:45 PM

Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera singled in the third inning Sunday at Cleveland for the 2,500th hit of his career.

Cabrera, a two-time American League MVP, became the 100th player in major league history to reach the milestone with his line drive off Indians starter Trevor Bauer.

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

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Indians Lose Carlos Carrasco For The Rest Of The Season

Sep 18, 2016 1:20 AM

Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right pinkie finger when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of Saturday's 1-0, 11-inning victory over the Tigers.

Indians manager Terry Francona said after the game that the right-hander will miss the remainder of the season.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Carlos Carrasco Suffers Fractured Finger

Sep 17, 2016 9:01 PM

Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right pinkie finger when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of Saturday's 1-0, 11-inning victory over the Tigers.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Danny Salazar Out 3-4 Weeks With Forearm Strain

Sep 13, 2016 6:33 AM

Danny Salazar underwent an MRI on Monday and will miss 3-4 weeks with a forearm injury.

The Cleveland Indians will be without Salazar for the remainder of the regular season and his status for the playoffs is in doubt.

After an examination, the right-hander was diagnosed with a mild strain to his flexor musculature.

"When it's all said and done, getting the news that we did is probably pretty damn good," Terry Francona said. "I mean it's musculature as opposed to something with a ligament."

The Indians have a six game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury

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Astros-Indians Game Disrupted After Midges Swarm Field

Sep 8, 2016 4:55 AM

Wednesday night's game between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians was disrupted after midges swarmed the field.

Players brushed away the bugs with Carlos Carrasco becoming the primary victim. He appeared to get one of the pesky bugs in his eye on his first pitch to Yulieski Gurriel, who singled after Carrasco was briefly attended to by a trainer.

Colby Rasmus, the next batter, hit a two-run home run.

"It doesn't feel good," Carrasco  said. "That's the first time this has happened to me, but I had to come back and get people out."

The scene brought back memories of the 2007 playoff games between the Indians and New York Yankees. The bugs distracted Joba Chamberlain, who stepped off the mound several times and caused numerous delays.

"They were everywhere," Terry Francona said. "In the dugout, it's hard to sense it, but when you get on the field, man, they were all over the place."


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros

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Indians Agree To Acquire Coco Crisp From Athletics

Aug 31, 2016 7:42 AM

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to acquire Coco Crisp from the Oakland Athletics, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Major League Baseball still needs to approve the deal. It would have to become official by Wednesday for Crisp to be eligible for the postseason.

Crisp spent his first four seasons with the Indians.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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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.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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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.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

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Terry Francona Sits Out With Chest Pains
Terry Francona didn't manage the Indians on Tuesday night after complaining of chest pain while speaking to reporters before the game.


Indians Prospect Francisco Mejia Extends Hitting Streak To 46 Games
The streak is the longest in Minor League Baseball in 62 years.

Daniel Kramer/MLB

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

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

Richard Justice/MLB

Indians Land Brandon Guyer In Trade With Rays
Tampa Bay will reportedly get outfielder Nathan Lukes and right-hander Jhonleider Salinas in the trade.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland
The Indians were one of eight teams on Jonathan Lucroy's no-trade list.

Yankees Send Andrew Miller To Indians For Prospects
The Yankees will receive a package of four players from Cleveland in the deal for Andrew Miller.

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.

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.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

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

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


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.

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.

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

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.


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.