April 29, 2016

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(Updated) Browns open rookie minicamp; DT Phil Taylor to have surgery

BEREA – The optimism surrounding the start of Browns rookie minicamp was dulled tremendously by coach Phil Shurmur’s announcement this morning that defensive tackle Phil Taylor will have surgery next week to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. Shurmur said Taylor will be out for months but said it was premature to rule him out Read More…

Rangers 5, Indians 2: Beltre trips Tribe in 11th

CLEVELAND — The Indians teetered on the brink of disaster all night Saturday before Adrian Beltre and the Rangers finally pushed them over. Beltre’s mammoth three-run home run off reliever Joe Smith in the 11th inning lifted Texas to a 5-2 victory over Cleveland, which was fortunate to hang around that long. With Indians starter Read More…

Indians: Don’t be fooled by LaPorta — again

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t even go there. With first baseman Casey Kotchman struggling mightily at the plate — .148 in 15 games through Friday — and Matt LaPorta tearing it up at Triple-A Columbus — .371 with six home runs and 15 RBIs in 18 games through Friday — you’re thinking, “Hey, Read More…

Indians 3, Angels 2: Tribe wins in walk-off fashion

CLEVELAND — Home was where the walk-off wins were for the Indians last year.    This season, Progressive Field had only been a factory of sadness — until Friday. Cleveland shook its home woes for a night in dramatic fashion, getting a walk-off single from Asdrubal Cabrera in the ninth inning to turn back the Read More…

Indians 3, Angels 2: Cabrera walk-off single wins it

Asdrubal Cabrera lined a single to right field with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Indians to a 3-2 victory Friday night at Progressive Field. Cleveland starter Justin Masterson did not get a decision but pitched well, allowing two runs on four hits over 8 1/3 innings. The Indians improved to 6-0 Read More…

Indians notes: Rafael Perez lands on DL

CLEVELAND — Left-hander Rafael Perez hasn’t resembled the same pitcher he’s been in the past. Now the Indians know why. Perez was placed on the disabled list Friday with a strained left latissimus muscle, Cleveland recalling left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take his roster spot. Though head trainer Lonnie Soloff indicated that Perez Read More…

Browns draft OL Mitchell Schwartz in 2nd round, take DT in 3rd round

BEREA – The Browns addressed another offensive need tonight, taking California tackle Mitchell Schwartz with their second-round pick, No. 37 overall. They traded the No. 67 pick to Denver for Nos. 87 and 120, then took University of Cincinnati defensive tackle John Hughes with the 87th pick. Schwartz is expected to start at right tackle Read More…

Indians: Johnny Damon? Why not?

Whether the Indians choose to confirm as much or not, they have signed Johnny Damon. Damon is talking about it, radio and television stations are talking about it. Heck, even the guy Damon figures to steal playing time from — left fielder Shelley Duncan — is talking about it. With that established, what does it Read More…

Indians: Brantley leaves game with hamstring injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Michael Brantley spoke Sunday about how grateful he was that he had remained injury-free this spring. That changed the following day. “He’s got mild tightness in his (right) hamstring,” manager Manny Acta said of Cleveland’s projected center fielder and leadoff hitter, who left the Indians’ win over the Dodgers on Monday after Read More…

Indians: Tribe beats Kershaw, Dodgers

INDIANS (5-10-3) 4, DODGERS (8-5-4) 3   WHAT HAPPENED: The Indians scored the first run of the spring off defending National League Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw in the opening inning, then held the lead through four innings, thanks to another strong outing from Jeanmar Gomez. Cleveland led 4-1 before the Dodgers rallied for Read More…