February 7, 2016

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Indians: Jason Kipnis looking for even more production this season after career year in 2015

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona predicted big things for Jason Kipnis in 2015. The second baseman delivered. As one of the American League’s most productive leadoff batters, Kipnis reached career highs in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.303), hits (171), doubles (43) and on-base percentage (.372), while leading all AL players at Read More…

Josh Tomlin staying around: Right-hander says loyalty’s a big reason why he agreed to new $5.5 million, two-year contract

CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin has shown toughness and tenacity during his time with the Indians. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for it. Tomlin and Cleveland agreed to a $5.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that can earn the right-hander $11.75 million over three seasons. The 31-year-old agreed Jan. 15 to a $2.25 million, one-year deal Read More…

Indians get deals done with all arbitration eligible players

CLEVELAND — The Indians hit a grand slam of sorts, coming to contract terms on their four remaining arbitration eligible players. The team reached agreement before Friday’s deadline with Cody Allen on a $4.15 million contract for 2016. They also finalized deals with right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall ($2,725,000 million), starter Josh Tomlin ($2.25 million) and Read More…

Indians: Veteran Mike Napoli says he still has lots in the tank

The Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli hits a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Comerica Park, in Detroit. Free agent slugger Mike Napoli and the Cleveland Indians have finalized their $7 million, one-year contract. AP FILE

CLEVELAND — The Indians made it official Tuesday, announcing they had agreed with veteran Mike Napoli on a one-year contract worth $7 million. Napoli is expected to open the season as Cleveland’s starting first baseman — something he said prompted him to sign with the Indians. “I think it was a pretty good opportunity for Read More…

Indians sign Rajai Davis, like veteran’s speed, versatility

CLEVELAND — Rajai Davis can play all three outfield positions, bat almost anywhere in the lineup and steal a base when needed. Just what the Indians were looking for. With star left fielder Michael Brantley expected to miss the start of next season following shoulder surgery, the Indians and Davis agreed to a one-year contract Read More…

Indians pick up some power with Napoli signing

CLEVELAND — The Indians may have found a much-needed right-handed hitter — at the right price. Cleveland has an agreement with free agent first baseman Mike Napoli on a $7 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the contract said Wednesday. Napoli’s deal includes $3 million in performance bonuses, said the person who spoke on Read More…

MLB Winter Meetings: Indians, Reds discussed deal for Frazier

Todd Frazier

Multiple outlets reported Wednesday that the Indians and Reds discussed a trade for Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier, but that the two sides could not come to an agreement as Day 3 of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings came to an end in Nashville, Tennessee. Cleveland is in search of offense — preferably a right-handed Read More…

Correction

Four Cleveland Indians have been named American League Rookie of the Year: Sandy Alomar (1990), Joe Charboneau (1980), Chris Chambliss (1971) and Herb Score (1955). A story in Tuesday’s paper had incorrect information.

Indians’ Francisco Lindor finishes second to Houston’s Carlos Correa in American League Rookie of the Year race

Lindor-SLIDE

CLEVELAND — According to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, Francisco Lindor is not the American League’s Rookie of the Year. That’s going to be a tough sell to the Indians and their fans, who watched the 22-year-old shortstop produce one of the finest debut seasons in team history. Lindor, who led AL rookies in Read More…

Jim Ingraham: Improving the Indians won’t be an easy task

If you’re looking for the Indians’ front office this winter, look between a rock and a hard place. That’s where you’ll find president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff, who are going to try to strengthen the team without weakening the team. They will be walking a razor-thin line, because there Read More…