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Brandon Moss On Indians: 'We Have No Heart'

Jun 29, 2015 7:51 AM

The Cleveland Indians were shutout on both ends of Sunday's doubleheader, which promoted Brandon Moss to question his team's fortitude.

"If you were on the outside looking in, it would look like we have no heart," Moss said. "I can't blame them."

Terry Francona didn't disagree with Moss.

"Today was not a pretty day for us," said Francona, who was ejected in the ninth inning of the 8-0 loss to the Orioles in the nightcap. "I don't see guys grinding the at-bat. We're not doing the things we're capable of doing."

Cleveland (33-41) absorbed its first doubleheader sweep since Sept. 8, 2009, against Texas.

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Indians Reach Deal With Brady Aiken

Jun 19, 2015 2:44 PM

The Cleveland 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.

Cleveland took a gamble on the 18-year-old, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't pitch until 2016.

Aiken was selected by Houston with the overall first pick last year after going 7-0 with a 1.06 ERA in 11 starts as a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was unable to work out a contract with the Astros and had surgery in March.

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Indians To Call Up Shortstop Prospect Francisco Lindor

Jun 14, 2015 1:09 AM

The Indians will call up top shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor on Sunday, the team confirmed.

Lindor, 21, has hit .279 with two home runs, 22 RBIs and eight stolen bases at Triple-A Columbus this season, but has been on a tear recently, hitting .366 over his last 10 games.

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Indians Spoil Justin Verlander's Return

Jun 14, 2015 12:20 AM

The Indians spoiled the return of Tigers starter Justin Verlande on Saturday.

Carlos Santana homered and Carlos Carrasco shook off a bad history in Detroit to lift the Indians to a 5-4 win.

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks

Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.

Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

Here's the breakdown by position:

109 catchers

53 first baseman

51 second baseman

102 shortstops

53 third baseman

211 outfielders

one utility player

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft

Jun 9, 2015 10:29 AM

The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.

Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.

There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.

In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players

Jun 9, 2015 10:18 AM

The first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft was nearly split between college and high school players.

Nineteen of the 36 selections, which included several compensation picks, were out of college. If you include Brady Aiken, who was pitching for IMG Academy before undergoing Tommy John surgery, there were 17 high school players selected in Monday night's first round.

College players dominated the top 10. Seven landed among first 10 players drafted.

 

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values

Jun 8, 2015 6:03 PM

Here are the slot values that Major League Baseball has assigned to each of the first round picks in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft:

Each team was informed of that values back in April.

1. Diamondbacks — $8,616,900
2. Astros (Brady Aiken) — $7,420,100
3. Rockies — $6,223,300
4. Rangers — $5,026,500
5. Astros — $4,188,700
6. Twins — $3,889,500
7. Red Sox — $3,590,400
8. White Sox — $3,470,600
9. Cubs — $3,351,000
10. Phillies — $3,231,300
11. Reds — $3,141,600
12. Marlins — $3,051,800
13. Rays — $2,962,100
14. Braves — $2,842,400
15. Brewers — $2,692,700
16. Yankees — $2,543,300
17. Indians — $2,393,600
18. Giants — $2,333,800
19. Pirates — $2,273,800
20. Athletics — $2,214,000
21. Royals — $2,184,200
22. Tigers — $2,154,200
23. Cardinals — $2,124,400
24. Dodgers — $2,094,400
25. Orioles — $2,064,500
26. Angels — $2,034,500
27. Rockies (Michael Cuddyer) — $2,004,600
28. Braves (Ervin Santana) — $1,974,700
29. Blue Jays (Melky Cabrera) — $1,944,800
30. Yankees (David Robertson) — $1,914,900
31. Giants (Pablo Sandoval) — $1,885,000
32. Pirates (Russell Martin) — $1,855,000
33. Royals (James Shields) — $1,825,200
34. Tigers (Max Scherzer) — $1,795,100
35. Dodgers (Hanley Ramirez) — $1,756,100
36. Orioles (Nelson Cruz) — $1,711,900

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First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results

Jun 8, 2015 5:40 PM

We have dispatched Andrew Perna to Studio 42 in New Jersey to cover the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Follow along here for news, rumors and selections as the action unfolds.


1. Arizona Diamondbacks - Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt

2. Houston Astros (Aiken) - Alex Bregman, SS, LSU

3. Colorado Rockies - Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lake Mary HS (FL)

4. Texas Rangers - Dillon Tate, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

5. Houston Astros - Kyle Tucker, OF, Plant HS (FL)

6. Minnesota Twins - Tyler Jay, LHP, Illinois

7. Boston Red Sox - Andrew Benintendi, OF, Arkansas

8. Chicago White Sox - Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt

9. Chicago Cubs - Ian Happ, OF, Cincinnati

10. Philadelphia Phillies - Cornelius Randolph, SS, Griffin HS (GA)

11. Cincinnati Reds - Tyler Stephenson, C, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA)

12. Miami Marlins - Josh Naylor, 1B, St. Joan of Arc (Canada)

13. Tampa Bay Rays - Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS (NY)

14. Atlanta Braves - Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente HS (CA)

15. Milwaukee Brewers - Trent Clark, OF, Richland HS (TX)

16. New York Yankees - James Kaprielian, RHP, UCLA

17. Cleveland Indians - Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy

18. San Francisco Giants - Phil Bickford, RHP, College of Southern Nevada

19. Pittsburgh Pirates - Kevin Newman, SS, Arizona

20. Oakland Athletics - Richie Martin, SS, Florida

21. Kansas City Royals - Ashe Russell, RHP, Cathedral HS (IN)

22. Detroit Tigers - Beau Burrows, RHP, Weatherford HS (TX)

23. St. Louis Cardinals - Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS (MI)

24. Los Angeles Dodgers - Walker Buehler, RHP, Vanderbilt

25. Baltimore Orioles - D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State

26. Los Angeles Angels - Taylor Ward, C, Fresno State

27. Colorado Rockies (Cuddyer) - Mike Nikorak, RHP, Stroudsburg HS (PA)

28. Atlanta Braves (Santana) - Michael Soroka, RHP, Bishop Carroll HS (Canada)

29. Toronto Blue Jays (Cabrera) - Jon Harris, RHP, Missouri State

30. New York Yankees (Robertson) - Kyle Holder, SS, San Diego

31. San Francisco Giants (Sandoval) - Chris Shaw, 1B, Boston College

32. Pittsburgh Pirates (Martin) - Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Concordia Lutheran HS (TX)

33. Kansas City Royals (Shields) - Nolan Watson, RHP, Lawrence North HS (IN)

34. Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) - Christin Stewart, OF, Tennessee

35. Los Angeles Dodgers (Ramirez) - Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville

36. Baltimore Orioles (Cruz) - Ryan Mountcastle, SS, Hagerty HS (FL)

 

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MLB Apologizes To Royals For Costly Replay Error
Major League Baseball has apologized to the Royals for a breakdown in its replay process during a crucial moment in a 2-1 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night.

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Indians Shave Their Heads In Support Of Mike Aviles' Daughter
Adriana Aviles, 4, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Josh Hamilton Ready To Join Rangers
Josh Hamilton is set to join the Rangers in Cleveland for the start of a series with the Indians.

ESPN.com

Adrian Beltre Hits 400th Career Home Run
Adrian Beltre hit a first inning home run off Bruce Chen on Friday night.

ESPN.com

Kluber's 18 Strikeout Performance Among Best Ever
No pitcher has posted a higher Game Score over eight innings than Corey Kluber did against the Cardinals.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Indians Discussing Deal With Carlos Marmol
The Indians are "in the process of signing" Carlos Marmol to a Minor League contract, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Trevor Bauer Focused On Improving Body Language
Trevor Bauer believes that poor body language may have led some people to misunderstand him in the past.

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Carrasco Takes Line Drive To Face, Suffers Bruised Jaw
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.

ESPN

Indians Add Depth, Sign Jhoulys Chacin
Jhoulys Chacin, 27, was cut loose by the Rockies this spring in a surprising move.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians Sign Ryan Webb
Ryan Webb started the season with the Orioles and was traded to the Dodgers before they released him.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Place Yan Gomes On 15-Day DL
The Indians are waiting for further tests on Yan Gomes' sprained right knee.

ESPN.com

MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Carrasco's Extension With Indians Worth $22M
The contract guarantees Carlos Carrasco $22 million over the next four years and includes a pair of club options.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Indians, Carlos Carrasco Agree On Three-Year Deal
During a span of 10 starts in August and September last season, Carlos Carrasco went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 11 walks in just 69 innings.

ESPN.com

Indians Sign Corey Kluber To Five-Year Deal
Corey Kluber went 18-9 and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014.

ESPN.com

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

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