March 6, 2015

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Offenseless Indians fall to Reds

REDS (11-8-1) 5, INDIANS (7-9-2) 1 HITS: Indians starter Fausto Carmona looked in midseason form in his fifth exhibition start. The right-hander allowed two runs on six hits, while striking out five over six innings. … Travis Hafner reached base three times in four trips to the plate. He had a single and walked twice. Read More…

Tribe’s Josh Tomlin not about to let good spring start go to his head

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Josh Tomlin isn’t putting much stock in his quality spring training performance thus far. The numbers say Tomlin (0-0, 1.13 ERA in three exhibition appearances) is leading his race with Jeanmar Gomez (0-1, 6.31, four games) and David Huff (1-0, 7.45 ERA, four games) for the final spot in the Indians’ rotation. Read More…

Tomlin zeroing in on final rotation spot

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Josh Tomlin isn’t putting much stock in his quality spring training performance thus far. The numbers say Tomlin (0-0, 1.13 ERA in three exhibition appearances) is leading his race with Jeanmar Gomez (0-1, 6.31, four games) and David Huff (1-0, 7.45 ERA, four games) for the final spot in the Indians’ rotation. Read More…

Tribe’s Mitch Talbot throws better, can relax a bit

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Mitch Talbot finally offered up a positive pitching performance Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark, easing some fears within the Indians organization, including his own. After struggling mightily in his first three exhibition appearances, Talbot, the Indians’ third starter, allowed just a run on six hits over five innings in Cleveland’s 9-7 win over Read More…

Tribe notes: Jason Donald still sidelined

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — When he met with the media Monday, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti seemed confident that the injury to third baseman Jason Donald’s left hand would not linger the rest of the spring. Donald, who is nursing a bone bruise that has caused him to miss eight exhibition games, sounded far less certain Read More…

Talbot eases fears with positive performance

Chris Assenheimer The Chronicle-Telegram GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Mitch Talbot finally offered up a positive pitching performance Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark, easing some fears within the Indians organization, including his own. After struggling mightily in his first three exhibition appearances, Talbot, the Indians’ third starter, rescued his sinking ship a bit by allowing just a run Read More…

Indians notes: Donald still in limbo

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — When he met with the media Monday, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti seemed confident that the injury to third baseman Jason Donald’s left hand would not linger the rest of the spring. Donald, who is nursing a bone bruise that has caused him to miss eight exhibition games, sounded far less certain. Read More…

Talbot pitches well in Indians’ win

INDIANS (7-9-2) 9, BREWERS 7 (11-7) HITS: Mitch Talbot offered up his first positive outing of the spring. Cleveland’s third starter allowed just a run on six hits, while striking out three without a walk, to lower his exhibition ERA to 10.50 in four appearances. … Catcher Carlos Santana had a big day at the Read More…

Clock ticking on Tribe’s Matt LaPorta

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It’s make or break time for Matt LaPorta. The highly touted slugger hasn’t done much slugging since arriving in Cleveland via the CC Sabathia trade with Milwaukee in 2008. If he doesn’t hit this year, it might very well be his last with the Indians. “I feel like it’s a big year Read More…

Tribe notes: Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall one of 7 cut

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians made their second round of cuts Monday. The most notable player to go: third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall, who made a strong impression at training camp, was one of seven players trimmed from the spring training roster. He was re-assigned to minor league camp along with RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Read More…