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Trevor Bauer Focused On Improving Body Language

Apr 16, 2015 4:14 PM

Trevor Bauer believes that poor body language may have led some people to misunderstand him in the past.

Bauer worked extensively on fine-tuning his pitches during the offseason and Spring Training, but he also focused on the mental side of his game.

"I'm trying to send the appropriate message with my body language," Bauer said. "Not only to my teammates and to the opposing team, but also for me. I'm trying to stay locked into that approach mentally that whatever has happened is out of my control. Whatever is going to happen is out of my control. I can just make this next pitch and try to focus in on that. And I think I've done a decent job of it."

Teammate Corey Kluber, the reigning American League Cy Young winner, is a nice example for the 24-year-old.

"That's just part of maturing, and obviously, he's still really young," Kluber said. "As far as the body language, he's done a really good job of getting better with that. I think he knew that was something he had to work on. I think when you're comfortable, it makes it a lot easier to just go out there and focus on pitching, instead of worrying about all that other stuff."

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Carrasco Takes Line Drive To Face, Suffers Bruised Jaw

Apr 15, 2015 7:05 AM

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.

Carrasco was leveled by the sharp liner that appeared to glance off his glove and right hand before smacking him on the right side of the face

Following the game, the Cleveland Indians said X-rays and a CT scan on Carrasco were negative and he only suffered a bad bruise.

"In the big picture, we dodged a really big bullet," Terry Francona said. "Really fortunate."


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Indians Add Depth, Sign Jhoulys Chacin

Apr 14, 2015 5:56 PM

The Cleveland Indians have added depth to their pitching staff by signing Jhoulys Chacin to a Minor League contract.

Cleveland also designated Shaun Marcum for assignment, giving his roster spot to Brett Haynes.

Chacin, 27, was cut loose by the Colorado Rockies this spring in a surprising move.

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Indians Sign Ryan Webb

Apr 14, 2015 7:34 AM

The Cleveland Indians have signed Ryan Webb to a Minor League deal and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate.

Webb started the season with the Baltimore Orioles and was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers before they released him.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Indians May Pursue Options At Catcher

Apr 13, 2015 5:24 PM

With Yan Gomes out for up to eight weeks, the Cleveland Indians won't look for a starter but could add a backup catcher to the roster.

The Indians are confident that Roberto Perez call fill in as the starter. Brett Hayes is currently slotted as their No. 2. catcher.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians Place Yan Gomes On 15-Day DL

Apr 12, 2015 1:45 PM

Yan Gomes' sprained right knee will sideline the catcher for now. The Indians are bracing he could be out a lot longer than a few weeks.

Gomes was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after injuring his knee on a play at the plate in Saturday's loss to Detroit. Gomes was unable to put any weight on his leg when he was helped off the field and the Indians are waiting for further tests.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

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Carrasco's Extension With Indians Worth $22M

Apr 7, 2015 5:03 PM

The details of Carlos Carrasco's contract extension with the Cleveland Indians have been revealed.

The contract guarantees Carrasco $22 million over the next four years and includes a pair of club options.

Carrasco will earn $4.5 million next year, $6.5 million in 2017, and $8 million in 2018. The option years are for $9 million and $9.5 million, respectively, and can each be escalated by $4 million, bringing the total max value of the contract to $48 million.

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Indians, Carlos Carrasco Agree On Three-Year Deal

Apr 6, 2015 1:01 AM

The Indians have reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension with pitcher Carlos Carrasco, a baseball source confirmed to on Sunday.

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Indians Sign Corey Kluber To Five-Year Deal

Apr 5, 2015 1:51 AM

The Indians have agreed with 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to a guaranteed five-year extension pending a physical exam, a baseball source told on Saturday.

The deal includes two option years.

Kluber, 28, enjoyed a major breakthrough in 2014, posting an 18-9 record with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts.

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Sources: Indians, Kluber Still Discussing Extension
Some progress has been made, but it will be difficult for an agreement to be reached by Opening Day.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Add McAllister, House To Starting Rotation
Zach McAllister and T.J. House have earned the final two spots in the Indians' rotation.

Indians Send Lindor To Triple-A Columbus
Francisco Lindor, 21, is Cleveland's top prospect and one of the best in all of baseball.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Indians, Kluber 'Not Close' To Extension
The two sides have been discussing a deal over the past few weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Negotiations Ongoing Between Kluber, Indians
The reigning American League Cy Young winner signed a one-year deal worth $601,000.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Corey Kluber Will Start For Indians On Opening Day
Corey Kluber went 18-9 last season, winning the AL Cy Young Award.

Former AL MVP Al Rosen Dies At 91
Al Rosen won the 1953 American League MVP and played on the last Cleveland Indians team to win a World Series.

Kluber Will Make $601K This Season
There is still a chance that Corey Kluber and the Indians will come to terms on a long-term extension.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kluber Signs One-Year Deal With Indians
The right-hander went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts in 2014.

Associated Press

Gavin Floyd Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture
The Indians have announced that Gavin Floyd is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right elbow.

RealGM Staff Report

Gavin Floyd To Have MRI On Elbow
Floyd, 32, had his spring debut postponed Sunday because of general soreness.

Associated Press

Indians Sell Out Opener In 11 Minutes
The Indians said that Progressive Field, which has been remodeled this winter, will be packed to capacity for the 22nd straight year for the opener.

Associated Press

Kluber Isn't Concerned About Lack Of Extension
Corey Kluber will make near the league minimum again this season after earning $514,000 during his Cy Young campaign in 2014.

Zack Meisel/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indians To Sign Bruce Chen
The left-hander can earn $1 million if he makes the team and another $1 million through incentives.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Jason Giambi Announces Retirement
Jason Giambi, 44, announced his retirement through a statement given to the New York Daily News.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Police Investigate Danny Salazar
Danny Salazar is being investigated by the Cleveland Police Department for a sexual assault complaint, according to a report.


Indians Have Wiggle Room To Increase Payroll
The Indians are expected to operate with a payroll in the $83-84 million range this season.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Longtime Executive Hank Peters Dies At 90
Hank Peters died on Sunday of complications from a recent stroke.

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