Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Reports: Yankees Appear Close To Trading Aroldis Chapman

Jul 24, 2016 6:44 PM

The New York Yankees have told teams they are close to making a trade that would ship out closer Aroldis Chapman, according to multiple reports.

The Yankees, meanwhile, are planning to retain left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, according to reports.

Reports indicate that the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians are among the teams interested in acquiring Chapman.

Tags: Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce

Jul 22, 2016 7:48 AM

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

"We assume Bruce will be traded," a Cincinnati Reds person said.

Bruce, 29, is hitting .263/.314/.530 this season and will be a free agent after the 2017 season.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Trade Rumor

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Indians In Talks To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy

Jul 21, 2016 2:22 AM

The Indians are in talks to acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers, according to a source.

The Indians lost starting catcher Yan Gomes to a right shoulder injury on Sunday, and rehabbing outfielder Michael Brantley recently suffered a setback.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians Lose Yan Gomes For 4-8 Weeks

Jul 18, 2016 4:31 PM

Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with an A/C joint separation of his right shoulder and will be out approximately four to eight weeks, according to the Cleveland Indians.

Gomes will be placed on the disabled list, but no surgery has been scheduled.

He suffered the injury Sunday against the Minnesota Twins when he fell and landed awkwardly on his shoulder while running to first base.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury

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Quintana Replaces Salazar On AL All-Star Roster

Jul 10, 2016 6:24 PM

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana has replaced Cleveland's Danny Salazar on the American League All-Star roster.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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Indians Claim Tyler Olson Off Waivers From Royals

Jul 9, 2016 10:59 PM

The Kansas City Royals announced today that left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson has been claimed off outright waivers by the Cleveland Indians. The 26-year-old was designated for assignment by the Royals on July 5.

Press Release

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Indians DFA Joba Chamberlain, Tom Gorzelanny

Jul 4, 2016 7:52 PM

The Indians have designated veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain for assignment.

The team made several moves to help its overworked bullpen before Monday night's game against Detroit. Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny was designated for assignment, while right-hander Mike Clevinger and lefty T.J. House were recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Indians Beat Jays In 19th Inning For 14th Straight Win

Jul 2, 2016 12:09 AM

A franchise-best 14th straight win sure didn't come easy for the Cleveland Indians.

Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney, and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results

Jun 9, 2016 8:56 PM

The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is Thursday night in New Jersey and RealGM will track all of the first round action as the picks unfold.

First Round

1. Phillies: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Calif.) HS

2. Reds: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa (N.Y.) HS

4. Rockies: Riley Pint, RHP, Saint Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) HS

5. Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. Athletics: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

7. Marlins: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

8. Padres: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

9. Tigers: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon (Calif.) HS

10. White Sox: Zack Collins, C, Miami

11. Mariners: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

12. Red Sox: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

13. Rays: Joshua Lowe, RHP, Pope (Ga.) HS

14. Indians: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Ga.)

15. Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum (Pa.) HS

16. Angels: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

17. Astros: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights (Texas) HS

18. Yankees: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep HS

19. Mets: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

20. Dodgers: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail HS

21. Blue Jays: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

22. Pirates: Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest

23. Cardinals: Delvin Perez, SS, Colegio Individualizado PJ Education School

24. Padres (Justin Upton compensation): Hudson Sanchez, SS, Carroll HS

25. Padres (Ian Kennedy compensation): Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

26. White Sox (Jeff Samardzija compensation): Zach Burdi, RHP, Louisville

27. Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen compensation): Cody Sedlock, RHP, University of Illinois

28. Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann compensation): Carter Kieboom, SS, Walton HS

29. Nationals (Ian Desmond compensation): Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida

30. Rangers (Yovani Gallardo compensation): Cole Ragans, LHP, North Florida Christian HS

31. Mets (Daniels Murphy compensation): Anthony Kay, LHP, Connecticut

32. Dodgers (Zack Greinke compensation):Will Smith, C, Louisville

33. Cardinals (John Lackey compensation): Dylan Carson, OF, Elk Grove HS

34. Cardinals (Jason Heyward compensation): Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

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Danny Salazar To Miss Start With Shoulder Fatigue

Jun 7, 2016 12:58 PM

Danny Salazar will not make his scheduled start for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners because of shoulder fatigue.

Salazar, who has the best ERA in the American League, is still on track to make his next scheduled turn in the rotation Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cody Anderson will replace Salazar on Tuesday.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury

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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.

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

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.

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

Joba Chamberlain Makes Indians' Roster
Joba Chamberlain has walked five and struck out seven and has an ERA of 3.38 during Spring Training.


Indians Exploring Trade Market For Outfielders
A deal may seem unlikely at this point, but the Indians are exploring all means to upgrade an outfield unit that enters the 2016 season with question marks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Prospect Hits 108 MPH During Drill
Indians prospect Casey Weathers, 30, hit 107.8 mph on a radar gun during a pitching drill.

Lindsay Berra/MLB

Indians Sign Marlon Byrd To Minor League Deal
Marlon Byrd will earn $1 million if he makes the Major League roster and can make more through incentives.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Had Interest In Justin Morneau
The Indians have interest in Justin Morneau prior to signing Mike Napoli.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tyler Naquin May Start In Center Field For Indians
With Michael Brantley expected to miss the first month of the season, Tyler Naquin is vying to be the starting center fielder for the Indians on Opening Day.

Ryan Lewis/Akron Beacon Journal

Cleveland's Abraham Almonte Suspended 80 Games
Abraham Almonte has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone.


Indians, Juan Uribe Agree To $5M Deal
The 36-year-old may not join the club immediately because of visa issues, according to Buster Olney.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians Sign Craig Stammen To Minors Deal
Stammen, 31, missed nearly the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right flexor tendon back in April.


Indians Interested In Juan Uribe
The Indians are looking for a third baseman and continue to target Juan Uribe, according to a report.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Indians Agree To Two-Year Deal With Josh Tomlin
Josh Tomlin will receive a $5.5 million guarantee and the deal includes a team option for a third season.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer