Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Indians Add McAllister, House To Starting Rotation

Mar 29, 2015 8:12 PM

Zach McAllister and T.J. House earned the final two jobs in the Indians' starting rotation, according to an report.

Manager Terry Francona told the pitchers on Sunday before House started an exhibition against the White Sox.

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Indians Send Lindor To Triple-A Columbus

Mar 26, 2015 5:21 PM

The Cleveland Indians have sent Francisco Lindor to Triple-A Columbus to begin the season.

Lindor, 21, is Cleveland's top prospect and one of the best in all of baseball. He is a switch-hitting shortstop.

"We talked all along about how long to leave him here," Terry Francona said. "I think it's also in his best interest to go over to the other side, be with those guys, be a good teammate, be a leader there, and enjoy and embrace being as good a player as he can be. We're looking forward to watching his progression."

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Indians, Kluber 'Not Close' To Extension

Mar 24, 2015 2:51 PM

The Cleveland Indians are "not close" to an agreement on a long-term contract with Corey Kluber.

The two sides have been discussing a deal over the past few weeks.

Kluber, who agreed to a one-year deal this offseason, is the reigning American League Cy Young winner.

"The lines of communication between myself and the Indians are and will continue to be open," said Kluber's agent, B.B. Abbott.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Negotiations Ongoing Between Kluber, Indians

Mar 20, 2015 8:09 AM

The Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber continue to discuss a potential long-term contract.

The deadline for talks appears to be April 6. The reigning American League Cy Young winner signed a one-year deal worth $601,000.

B.B. Abbott, Kluber's agent, was in Goodyear, Arizona the last few days talking to Cleveland's front office.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Corey Kluber Will Start For Indians On Opening Day

Mar 17, 2015 1:30 AM

In one of the easiest decisions Terry Francona has had to make this spring, the Indians' manager confirmed Monday that AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber will start on Opening Day.

Kluber went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and struck out 269 last season, earning the honor of top pitcher in the AL.

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Former AL MVP Al Rosen Dies At 91

Mar 14, 2015 7:49 PM

Al Rosen, the third baseman who won the 1953 American League MVP and played on the last Cleveland Indians team to win the World Series, has died. He was 91.

The Indians said Rosen died Friday night. The team did not provide any other details.

Rosen played his entire career with Cleveland from 1947 to 1956. He was a member of the Indians' 1948 World Series title team, playing only five games that season and getting one at-bat in the series win over the Boston Braves.

Rosen was also an executive for both the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants.

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Kluber Will Make $601K This Season

Mar 12, 2015 6:55 PM

The details of Corey Kluber's one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians have been released.

Kluber will earn $601,000 in 2015, a year after winning the American League Cy Young award.

There is still a chance that Kluber and the Indians will come to terms on a long-term extension.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Kluber Signs One-Year Deal With Indians

Mar 11, 2015 4:42 PM

Corey Kluber has signed a one-year contract for the 2015 season with the Cleveland Indians after winning the American League Cy Young last year.

Financial terms were not immediately available.

The right-hander went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts in 2014.

The Indians have expressed interest in signing Kluber, who will turn 29 on April 10, to a long-term contract extension.

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Gavin Floyd Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture

Mar 10, 2015 4:43 PM

The Cleveland Indians have announced that Gavin Floyd is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right elbow.

Treatment options are still being assessed, but surgery is a possibility.

RealGM Staff Report

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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.

Orioles Looking At Rasmus, Swisher
Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis both departed via free agency.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Indians, Manship Agree To Minors Deal
The 29-year-old spent time with the Phillies, Twins and Rockies during the 2014 season.

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Jason Kipnis Has Finger Surgery
Jason Kipnis underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger, an injury he sustained while working out with weights in Chicago.

Associated Press

Indians Sign Gavin Floyd
The Indians have signed Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Associated Press

Indians To Acquire Brandon Moss
It has been reported that the Athletics will receive second base prospect Joe Wendle in return.

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A's Have Multiple Suitors For Moss
The Athletics are actively engaging in trade talks with the Indians on Brandon Moss, according to a source.

Jane Lee/MLB

Indians No Longer Chasing Headley
The Indians inquired about Chase Headley, but they won't sign the third baseman.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indians Acquire Charles Brewer From D-Backs
The D-Backs had designated Charles Brewer for assignment this past Thursday.

Indians Exploring Swisher Trades
The Indians are exploring a number of trade options, including deals in which they could move Nick Swisher and the $30 million remaining on his deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Multiple Teams Interested In Masterson
Justin Masterson is coming off a disappointing season in which injuries were an issue, but he is still drawing interest.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Indians Consider Bringing Back Masterson
The Indians have talked about bringing back Justin Masterson, who they traded to the Cardinals in July.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer