Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Jason Kipnis Has Finger Surgery

Dec 18, 2014 10:18 AM

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.

Kipnis was examined over the weekend by team medical personnel and his operation was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland Indians head trainer James Quinlan expects Kipnis to be on the field when spring training opens in Goodyear, Arizona on Feb. 18. Quinlan said Kipnis should be able to run, field and throw, but that it may be a while before he can hit.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury

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Indians Sign Gavin Floyd

Dec 16, 2014 9:05 PM

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

Floyd, 31, broke a bone in his elbow while throwing a curveball last June. He had surgery and couldn't resume throwing until after the season. That injury occurred during his ninth start since returning from Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Indians To Acquire Brandon Moss

Dec 8, 2014 1:05 PM

The Cleveland Indians will acquire Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics.

It has been reported that the Athletics will receive second base prospect Joe Wendle in return.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

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

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A's Have Multiple Suitors For Moss

Dec 4, 2014 9:53 AM

The Oakland Athletics are actively engaging in trade talks with the Cleveland Indians on Brandon Moss, according to a source.

Another source indicated that other teams have inquired about Moss, but nothing is imminent.

The 31-year-old is expected to make around $7 million in 2015.

Jane Lee/MLB

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

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Indians No Longer Chasing Headley

Nov 26, 2014 3:08 PM

The Cleveland Indians inquired about Chase Headley, but they won't sign the third baseman.

Headley will be too expensive for the Indians and they have Lonnie Chisenhall at the position.

Cleveland isn't expected to be a player in the free agent market.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Indians Acquire Charles Brewer From D-Backs

Nov 23, 2014 12:14 PM

The Indians added one pitcher to their roster Sunday and removed another, acquiring right-hander Charles Brewer from the D-Backs in exchange for cash considerations and designating left-hander Scott Barnes for assignment, according to an report.

Brewer was Arizona's 12th-round pick in the 2009 Draft out of UCLA and saw his only major league action in 2013, making four relief appearances.

Brewer, 26, split this past season between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno, making 29 starts overall.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Indians Exploring Swisher Trades

Nov 18, 2014 5:14 PM

The Cleveland 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.

Cleveland would likely swap Swisher for another player with an inflated contract.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports mentioned names like B.J. Upton, Ubaldo Jimenez and Ryan Howard as options.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Multiple Teams Interested In Masterson

Nov 17, 2014 6:04 PM

At least six teams are believed to have interest in Justin Masterson, according to reports.

The Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins have been linked to Masterson.

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

The right-hander could draw a two-year contract and the Cleveland Indians are interested as well.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Indians Consider Bringing Back Masterson

Nov 14, 2014 7:34 AM

The Cleveland Indians have talked about bringing back Justin Masterson, who they traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in July.

Masterson struggled this past season after being Cleveland's Opening Day starter.

The Indians would only be interested in the right-hander on a one-year deal, which would also allow Masterson to reset his free agent value.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Major Individual Award Finalists Announced

Nov 4, 2014 7:11 PM

The Baseball Writers' Association of America has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.

NL Cy Young Award finalists
Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright

AL Cy Young Award finalists
Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez
Indians right-hander Corey Kluber
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale

NL Manager of the Year Award finalists
Giants manager Bruce Bochy
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle
Nationals manager Matt Williams

AL Manager of the Year Award finalists
Angels manager Mike Scioscia
Orioles manager Buck Showalter
Royals manager Ned Yost

NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award finalists
Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong

AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award finalists
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu
Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances
Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Indians Sign Francona To Extension Through 2018
The Indians have agreed to a two-year contract extension with Terry Francona.


Aviles Has Option Picked Up By Indians
The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option on Mike Aviles for next season.

Associated Press

Pirates Acquire Justin Sellers From Indians For Cash
The Pirates have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Indians for cash considerations.

Press Release

Indians Expected To Exercise $3.5M Option On Aviles
The Indians are expected to exercise the $3.5 million club option they hold on Mike Aviles for 2015.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Rangers Want Manager In Mold Of Francona, Hurdle
Texas is expected to reduce their list of candidates to three names this week.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Jason Giambi Undecided On Future
Jason Giambi isn't sure if he'll return for the 20th Major League season.

Associated Press

Jason Giambi Unsure About Another Season
Jason Giambi isn't sure about extending his major league baseball career.

Kipnis Admits To Pressing Early Following Extension
Jason Kipnis signed a six-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Indians in April that placed pressure on him entering the season.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indians Sign Russell Branyan
Branyan has spent the 2014 season with los Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League and has slashed a robust .296/.423/.620 with 19 home runs in 272 plate appearances.


Yankees Acquire Outman From Indians
New York added the left-handed specialist for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Yan Gomes Out Indefinitely With Concussion
Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a concussion and there's no timetable for when he'll return to the Cleveland Indians.

Associated Press

Indians Sign Scott Atchison Through 2015
Atchison, 38, has been a major contributor out of Cleveland's bullpen this season, going 6-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 53 appearances.

Associated Press

Indians Activate Bourn From Disabled List
Michael Bourn had been sidelined with a left hamstring injury since July 6.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Pirates To Acquire John Axford
Axford, 31, joined Cleveland on a one-year, $4.5 million contract before the 2014 season.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Progressive Field's Capacity To Be Reduced By 5,000
The Indians are making extensive renovations to 20-year-old Progressive Field.

Associated Press

Senator Urges Indians To Change Name, Mascot
Ohio senator Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, is urging the Cleveland Indians to change both their name and mascot.

Associated Press

Angels Trade Prospect To Indians For Vinnie Pestano
Vinnie Pestano went 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 games with the Indians.

Indians Option Danny Salazar To Triple-A; Recall C.C. Lee
The Indians have optioned RHP Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus.

Indians Plan To Remodel Progressive Field
The Indians plan an extensive renovation of Progressive Field over the next two years.

Nick Swisher Out With Strained Wrist
Indians DH Nick Swisher is out on Monday's lineup because of a strained right wrist.