August 1, 2015

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About Chris Assenheimer

Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or CAssenheimer@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Another day, another move: Indians trade lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte

CLEVELAND — The final hours before the Major League Baseball trade deadline were relatively quiet for the Indians on Friday. Cleveland did trade left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte, but the deal wasn’t as significant as the ones the Indians orchestrated in the days leading up to the Read More…

Indians trade Brandon Moss to Cards for LHP Rob Kaminsky

CLEVELAND — As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approaches — today at 4 p.m. — the Indians are in full sell mode. Outfielder David Murphy, one of Cleveland’s top offensive weapons, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, and Thursday, the Indians dealt outfielder and team home run leader Brandon Moss to the Read More…

Indians 12, Royals 1: Corey Kluber, Tribe bats spark series finale win

CLEVELAND — For one glorious afternoon, it all came together for the Indians. Unfortunately for the team and its fans, these days have been few and far between. Getting their usual quality effort from the starting pitcher, the last-place Indians surprisingly added a large dose of offense to slug their way to a 12-1 victory Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe acquires LHP Jayson Aquino in minor-league trade

CLEVELAND — The Indians made a minor-league trade Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Jayson Aquino from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Aquino, 22, has split the season between the Blue Jays and Pirates organizations, with Pittsburgh acquiring him in a trade May 9. He has spent the entire season at the Single-A level — going a Read More…

Royals 2, Indians 1: Tribe loses again on late Hosmer HR

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CLEVELAND — If Indians starting pitchers plan a mutiny over the final two months of the season, who could blame them? Certainly not Cleveland’s hitters. The broken record continued for the last-place Indians, who got another quality outing from a member of the rotation — Trevor Bauer — coupled with another dismal effort from the Read More…

Indians: David Murphy traded to LA Angels for minor-league SS Eric Stamets

CLEVELAND — If the Indians are able to turn things around over the final two months of the season, they will do so without one of their top offensive producers — outfielder David Murphy. Murphy, an eight-year veteran who was acquired prior to the 2014 season, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday Read More…

Indians notes: Roth called up, Aguilar sent down

CLEVELAND — With the Indians in need of assistance out of the bullpen, left-hander Michael Roth was promoted from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. First baseman Jesus Aguilar was optioned back to Columbus to clear a spot on the 25-man roster. “We’ve been in our bullpen quite a bit,” manager Terry Francona said. “(Roth) can give Read More…

Indians: David Murphy reportedly traded to Angels

CLEVELAND — If the Indians are able to turn things around over the final two months of the season, they will do so without one of their top offensive producers — outfielder David Murphy. Murphy, an eight-year veteran who was acquired prior to the 2014 season, was reportedly traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Read More…

Royals hand Indians fifth straight loss

CLEVELAND — A team meeting designed to breathe life into the sagging Indians had little effect the following day. Cleveland opened a three-game series against Central Division-leading Kansas City on Monday night with a 9-4 loss at Progressive Field. It was the Indians’ seventh straight loss at home and fifth straight overall. Cleveland’s ninth loss Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona called Sunday’s team meeting, but says players spoke because ‘this is their team’

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona elaborated Monday on the team meeting held after Cleveland’s sweep-clinching loss to the White Sox on Sunday. Francona said he called the meeting, but it was the players who spoke. “This is their team,” Francona said. “Ultimately we’re going to be as good as (the players). I’m not shirking Read More…