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Corey Kluber Trade Talks Have Quieted Down

Feb 11, 2019 8:05 AM

Trade conversations surrounding Corey Kluber have quieted down.

At various points throughout the offseason, the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees have been linked to Kluber.

According to multiple sources, there is almost no chance Kluber will be dealt before the start of Spring Training.

Kluber is under team control through 2021.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Francisco Lindor To Miss Start Of Season

Feb 8, 2019 1:35 PM

Francisco Lindor will miss the start of the season with a strained right calf.

The Cleveland Indians' shortstop suffered the injury while working out Orlando, Florida.

Lindor is expected to be out for nine weeks. The Indians will begin the season on March 28.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

Indians Acquire Nick Wittgren From Marlins

Feb 5, 2019 7:49 AM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins.

Cleveland sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to Miami in the deal.

Wittgren made 32 appearances for the Marlins last season, posting a 2.94 ERA.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Corey Kluber Trade Becoming Less Likely As Time Passes

Jan 31, 2019 7:59 AM

While it remains possible that Corey Kluber will be traded, a deal becomes less likely by the day, according to sources.

Kluber will soon report to his ninth Spring Training with the Cleveland Indians.

The Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have all been linked to the right-hander.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Indians Acquire Catcher Kevin Plawecki From Mets

Jan 7, 2019 1:24 AM

The Cleveland Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard.

After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets.

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

Indians Now Likely To Hold Onto Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber

Jan 4, 2019 8:01 AM

Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber have been mentioned in trade rumors for a majority of the offseason, but it now appears more and more likely that the Cleveland Indians will hold onto both pitchers.

The Indians have been focused more on getting "cheap roster fillers" than making a major trade involving Kluber or Bauer.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade

Dec 20, 2018 8:04 AM

The Cleveland Indians are still discussing the possibility of trading Corey Kluber, according to sources.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds are among the teams that have shown interest in Kluber over the past couple of weeks.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Indians Now Less Likely To Trade Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer

Dec 17, 2018 8:03 AM

The Cleveland Indians have been expected to move Corey Kluber and/or Trevor Bauer at some point, but that may now be less likely.

The Indians aren't as motivated by financial concerns after trading Yan Gomes, Edwin Encarnacion and Yonder Alonso.

The moves trimmed approximately $18 million from Cleveland's 2019 payroll.

The Indians also signed Carlos Carrasco to a three-year extension earlier this offseason.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

White Sox Acquire Yonder Alonso From Indians

Dec 15, 2018 2:08 AM

The Chicago White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, according to multiple reports.

The Indians will get minor league outfielder Alex Call in the deal, which is expected to be finalized Saturday, reports said.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mariners, Indians Complete Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana Swap

Dec 14, 2018 8:05 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Edwin Encarnacion from the Cleveland Indians.

Carlos Santana is going back to the Indians as part of the three-team deal, which also includes the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Indians will receive Jake Bauers from the Rays, while Tampa Bay will get Yandy Diaz from Cleveland.

Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle, and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland.

The Indians also are sending minor league pitcher Cole Sulser to the Rays and the 77th pick in the 2019 competitive balance draft to the Mariners.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Talks Intensifying Between Dodgers, Indians On Corey Kluber
The Indians signed Carlos Carrasco to an extension last week, paving the way for either Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer to be traded.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Indians 'Increasingly Motivated' To Move Corey Kluber Or Trevor Bauer
After signing Carlos Carrasco to an extension last week, the Indians are "increasingly motivated" to trade either Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Mike Napoli Announces Retirement
Mike Napoli hit 267 home runs during his 13-year MLB career.

U.S. Senate Passes Bill To Honor Larry Doby
Former Indians center fielder Larry Doby was the AL's first black ballplayer.

Indians Exercise Carlos Carrasco's Option, Agree To Two-Year Extension
The Indians have exercised their 2020 option on Carlos Carrasco and signed him to a two-year extension that takes him through the 2022 season.


Yankees, Indians Have Discussed Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber
Those discussions could be renewed at the upcoming winter meetings.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Indians Trade Yan Gomes To Nationals
The Indians acquire pitcher Jefry Rodriguez, outfielder Daniel Johnson, and a player to be named from the Nationals.

Dodgers, Indians Discussing Possible Corey Kluber Trade
Various proposals have been discussed in recent days, according to sources.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Braves Unlikely To Meet Trade Demands For Corey Kluber
The Braves are looking to land a frontline starting pitcher, but they appear unlikely to meet the price for Corey Kluber.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Indians Prefer To Trade Trevor Bauer Over Carrasco, Kluber
The Indians are reportedly considering offers for each of their top three starters, but they would prefer to move Trevor Bauer over Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Rangers Name Julio Rangel Pitching Coach
Julio Rangel has previously worked with the Giants and Indians as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level.

Padres May Attempt To Land Front-Line Starter
The Padres have a deep farm system and Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests that A.J. Preller could use it to acquire a front-line starting pitcher.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Indians Will Listen To Trade Offers
The Indians plan to hold on to Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, but are willing to listen to offers for some of their other veteran players.

Francona Bristles At Suggestion That Jose Ramirez 'Killed' Indians
Terry Francona doesn't believe Jose Ramirez's struggles were the reason why the Indians were eliminated at the hands of the Astros last week.

Associated Press

Gerrit Cole Records 12 Ks Without A Walk In Win
Gerrit Cole became only the second player in MLB history to record at least 12 Ks without a walk in a postseason game Saturday.

Indians First To Have Four Pitchers With 200Ks
Mike Clevinger hit the 200 strikeout mark with his fourth 'K' against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Red Sox, Yankees Upset Over Indians' Trade For Josh Donaldson
The Red Sox and Yankees are upset over the circumstances surrounding the Indians' waiver deadline acquisition of Josh Donaldson, according to a report.

The Athletic

Indians Playing Series In Toronto Without Chief Wahoo Logo
The Indians removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the left sleeve of their jerseys for a four-game series against the Blue Jays that started on Thursday night.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Indians Transitioning Jason Kipnis To Outfield
The move comes after the Indians acquired Josh Donaldson from the Blue Jays last week.

Associated Press

Francisco Lindor: 'Our Energy Is Down'
The Indians dropped their third-straight game on Monday, but they still lead the American League Central by 14 games.

Associated Press