April 30, 2016

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Indians notes: Team president Chris Antonetti wants to make it up to fans upset over the postponement of Opening Day

CLEVELAND — The Indians are trying to make amends for a disappointing postponement of Opening Day at Progressive Field on Monday. “We can’t replace Opening Day, we understand that,” team president Chris Antonetti said Tuesday. “We know people made arrangements to take off work and travel in for Opening Day, and we’re very cognizant of Read More…

Indians: Opening Day postponed at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — The Indians and their fans were frozen out on Opening Day. With temperatures in the low 30s Monday afternoon, Cleveland’s season opener against the Boston Red Sox was postponed. The game has been rescheduled for today at 1:10 p.m. The Indians released a statement regarding the cause of the postponement: “Today’s game was Read More…

Indians notes: Roberto Perez cleared after concussion tests

CLEVELAND — The Indians dodged an early season injury obstacle Monday. Backup catcher Roberto Perez, who took a foul tip off the mask during an during an exhibition game in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, received medical clearance after undergoing tests for a concussion. Perez was already on Cleveland’s final 25-man roster submitted Sunday, but relief Read More…

Indians vs. Red Sox: Opening Day brings excitement and anxiety … not to mention a battle of Cy Young Award winners

CLEVELAND — For the first time since 2012, Indians fans have the opportunity to celebrate two of the most memorable moments of the baseball season when the Tribe hosts the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field today at 4:10 p.m. It’s Opening Day and the home opener all wrapped into one. “I think it’s probably Read More…

Indians 2016 Preview: High hopes abound as team feels it has right pieces in place to make run at return to postseason

The Indians fell well short of expectations last season, most notably a World Series-winning prediction — or curse — from Sports Illustrated. Despite being doomed by a lack of scoring, the Indians chose to not add a big bat in the offseason. They did, however, keep their elite rotation intact. That may not be enough Read More…

Indians: Five starters provide one giant strength that’s expected to carry the team

The Indians have had their share of Cy Young Award winners recently — CC Sabathia (2007), Cliff Lee (2008) and current ace Corey Kluber (2014) — but they haven’t had high-quality talent throughout the rotation like they do now since the days of, dare we say, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia and Early Wynn Read More…

2016 MLB predictions

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division Kansas City Royals: The past few years have proven that it’s foolish to bet against KC and it’s baseball band. Cleveland Indians: With a little offense, the Tribe and its top-shelf rotation could challenge for a postseason berth and more. Detroit Tigers: The Motor City Kitties are more like aging felines, Read More…

Indians hope Trevor Bauer has fun on and off the field

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was another strange season for Trevor Bauer in 2015. Through half of his first full year in the majors, the right-hander was one of the American League’s best starting pitchers. After the All-Star break, he may have been one of the worst. It added up to a so-so performance for the Read More…

Indians 5, White Sox 5: Chicago rallies to deprive Tribe of first win

INDIANS (0-2-2) 5, WHITE SOX (0-1-1) 5  Hits: Closer Cody Allen pitched a perfect third inning with one strikeout in his Cactus League debut. … Back up catcher Roberto Perez was the only Indians player with more than one hit. He went 2–for-2 with an RBI double and a run. … Outfielder Tyler Naquin put Read More…

Indians: Sophomore slump for Francisco Lindor not likely

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Francisco Lindor is well ahead of his age on the field and off. That’s why the Indians aren’t worried that after producing a sparkling rookie season in 2015, the 22-year-old shortstop is vulnerable to the sophomore slump in 2016. “I don’t think there’s a ton of concern about him, just because we Read More…