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Indians Acquire Jay Bruce From Mets For Prospect

Aug 10, 2017 8:14 AM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for pitching prospect Ryder Ryan.

Cleveland will pick up the approximately $4.2 million that's left of Bruce's $13 million salary this season, a source confirmed.

Bruce gives the Indians a corner outfielder and bat to replace Michael Brantley, who went on the disabled list Monday with a sprained ankle. Lonnie Chisenhall has also been on the disabled list since early July with a strained calf.

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Francona Making Adjustments To Indians' Bullpen

Aug 4, 2017 1:47 AM

With All-Star reliever Andrew Miller sidelined for at least a week, Indians manager Terry Francona is remodeling Cleveland's bullpen.

Miller was put on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of right-knee tendinitis. Francona said an MRI confirmed the original diagnosis and that Miller has been bothered by the soreness "for months."

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

Indians Place Andrew Miller On DL

Aug 3, 2017 1:19 AM

The Cleveland Indians' pitching staff has taken two big hits: All-Star reliever Andrew Miller is on the disabled list and starter Josh Tomlin is out six weeks.

Miller was placed on the DL on Wednesday with right knee tendinitis, an injury that could explain his recent wildness.

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Indians Acquire Reliever Joe Smith From Jays

Jul 31, 2017 3:40 PM

The Cleveland Indians acquired reliever Joe Smith from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, according to Fox Sports.

The right-handed Smith, 33, is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 38 appearances this season.

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Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson

Jul 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Detroit spent Sunday evening narrowing their list of suitors for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, with the potential of a deal Sunday night or Monday morning.

Five teams remain in the mix for Wilson, according to an industry source. The Astros are considered the favorites, according to's Mark Feinsand, but the Nationals and Cubs also remain in the hunt according to's Phil Rogers and other sources. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are heavily involved in talks.

Other teams that have been linked at some point to Wilson include the Rockies, Rays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Indians and Yankees.

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Terry Francona Resting At Home After Procedure

Jul 8, 2017 10:12 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona is resting at home following a heart procedure and four-day hospital stay.

Francona, 58, was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Friday night, one day after undergoing a cardiac ablation for an irregular heartbeat. Francona returned to his downtown residence during the Indians' win over the Tigers.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

Terry Francona May Not Be Able To Manage All-Star Game

Jul 6, 2017 7:45 AM

Terry Francona will miss at least a few more games as doctors try to pinpoint his medical issues.

Francona remains at the Cleveland Clinic, undergoing tests to determine what has increased his heart rate and made him light-headed at times during the past month.

He is currently scheduled to manage the American League All-Star team next week in the wake of the Cleveland Indians' AL pennant win last fall. It remains to be seen if Francona will be able to head the squad.

Associated Press

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Terry Francona Hospitalized For Further Tests

Jul 5, 2017 8:10 AM

Terry Francona missed Tuesday night's loss to the San Diego Padres after he was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic for further tests.

Francona, 58, left a game last week after he started to feel lightheaded and his heart rate increased. He dealt with the same symptoms earlier in the season.

Chris Antonetti said that Francona did not experience the symptoms again and that Tuesday's tests are being done to determine what's causing the issue.

"As I've continued to tell Tito, the most important thing is his health and that we focus mostly on that," Antonetti said. "If that means he has to spend a day or two away from the ballpark, then that's what he needs to do."


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Terry Francona Leaves Game After Not Feeling Well

Jun 27, 2017 7:33 AM

Terry Francona left the Cleveland Indians' win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night because he wasn't feeling well.

He was evaluated by the medical staff and checked out "fine," according to the Indians. The team said he experienced symptoms similar to those he had during a game earlier this season.

Francona was hospitalized on June 13 following a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Progressive Field. He underwent a battery of tests and was released a few hours later.


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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Indians Promote Top Prospect Bradley Zimmer
Bradley Zimmer, 24, was a first round pick of the Indians in 2014.


Michael Brantley Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle
Michael Brantley left Sunday's win over the Royals in the fourth inning with a sprained right ankle.


Francisco Lindor Says Extension Talks Are 'In The Past'
Shortstop Francisco Lindor has not ruled out signing a long-term deal with the Indians.

Miguel Cabrera, Terry Francona Have Shouting Match
The Tigers defeated the Indians by the score of 7-6 on Friday night.

Rob Manfred Pressuring Indians To Get Rid Of Chief Wahoo Logo
The logo has sparked debate for years and Rob Manfred has been in talks with owner Paul Dolan about abolishing it.

Associated Press

Indians Plan To Explore Extension With Carlos Santana
The Indians plan to explore a contract extension with Carlos Santana in an attempt to keep him from becoming a free agent after this season.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Blister Won't Stop Corey Kluber From Making Next Start
Corey Kluber will start for the Indians on Sunday against the Diamondbacks despite dealing with a blister on his pitching hand on Opening Day.

Chuck Crow/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Indians Sign Roberto Perez To Four-Year Extension
The Indians have signed Roberto Perez to a four-year, $9 million contract extension.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Predict Cubs To Win World Series
Las Vegas also list the Indians, Red Sox, and Dodgers as other favorites.

Adrian Beltre To Begin Season On DL
The Rangers will host the Indians on Monday without Adrian Beltre who is suffering from a calf injury.

Yandy Diaz Makes Indians' Opening Day Roster
Yandy Diaz has made the Opening Day roster of the Indians after he was expected to begin the season in the Minor Leagues.

Associated Press

Jury Rules Indians Not Responsible For Fan Blinded By Ball
A New York man was hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a game in July 2012.

Son Of Indians GM Reveals Lindor's Deal On Radio
Six-year old Brody Chernoff said "he's trying to get, um, Lindor to play seven more years."

Indians, Jose Ramirez Close To Four-Year Extension
Jose Ramirez's new deal would keep him Cleveland through the 2023 season.

Jason Kipnis To Miss Four To Five More Weeks
The Indians have also reported that pitcher Cody Anderson will miss the season and will undergo elbow surgery.

Jason Kipnis To Get Second Opinion On Right Shoulder
Jason Kipnis will get a second opinion on his strained right rotator cuff at the end of this week.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Jason Kipnis Likely To Miss Season Opener
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is suffering from a sore right shoulder.

Michael Brantley Hopes 'Bad Days' Are Behind Him
Michael Brantley played in just 11 games last season and is making his way back from right shoulder surgery.

Associated Press

Indians To Take Slow Approach With Kluber
Indians manager Terry Francona isn't sure if Corey Kluber will be the team's opening day starter.

Indians Won't Rush Michael Brantley Onto Field
Michael Brantley only played in 11 games last season, but the Indians know they need him if they want to make another trip to the World Series.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain-Dealer