March 27, 2015

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Sizemore returns to field for exhibition debut

Chris Assenheimer The Chronicle-Telegram GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Grady Sizemore grounded out to second base in the first inning Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Goodyear Ballpark. Nothing special, only this time it was. The routine grounder to second was the first official swing of the bat for Sizemore, who made his exhibition debut in the Read More…

Sizemore debuts in Indians’ victory

INDIANS (10-11-2) 5, DIAMONDBACKS (7-19) 3 HITS: After struggling mightily in his first three appearances, Cleveland starter Mitch Talbot offered up his second straight positive outing. The right-hander allowed just one earned run on three hits and three walks and struck out two over 5 1/3 innings. … Travis Buck continued his strong bid to Read More…

Bad break for Donald: Third baseman has crack in finger, will miss opener

TEMPE, Ariz. – Jason Donald is out and Jack Hannahan is more than likely in. Donald, who was in line to open the season as the Indians’ starting third baseman when training camp began, will be sidelined until April after a C-T scan revealed a crack in his left middle finger. That means he won’t Read More…

Indians searching for 3B with Donald on the shelf

TEMPE, Ariz. — Jason Donald is out and Jack Hannahan is more than likely in. Donald, who was in line to open the season as the Indians’ starting third baseman when training camp began, will be sidelined until April after a C-T scan revealed a crack in his left middle finger. That means he won’t Read More…

Indians’ offense ignites victory

INDIANS (9-11-2) 10, ANGELS (11-12) 7 HITS: Shelley Duncan and Travis Buck drove in half of Cleveland’s runs, Duncan with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and Buck with a two-run homer that put the game away in the ninth. … Reliever Frank Herrmann didn’t allow a run or hit over 1 1/3 Read More…

Indians notes: Lewis’ job in limbo thanks to poor exhibition effort

TEMPE, Ariz. — Right-hander Jensen Lewis arrived at training camp with a brand new contract and a spot all but secured in the Indians bullpen. The money is guaranteed but his job on the big league roster is now in question thanks to a pitiful exhibition performance thus far. Lewis, who avoided arbitration by signing Read More…

Indians: Veteran Orlando Cabrera welcomes position change

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – When you’ve played the game as long as Orlando Cabrera has, sometimes you need a little extra push to get going for another 162-game season. “I always look for something to motivate me, a challenge,” said Cabrera, who will enter his 15th season in the majors as the Indians’ new second baseman Read More…

Sizemore to debut Sunday but ruled out of season opener

Debut day Grady Sizemore cleared the final hurdle in his quest to return to the field, running the bases for the third time and sliding for the first time Friday in Goodyear. He is scheduled to make his exhibition debut Sunday against the Diamondbacks at Goodyear Ballpark, serving as the designated hitter for two at-bats. Read More…

Royals 6, (split-squad) Indians 5

ROYALS (14-6-1) 6, INDIANS (7-11-2) 5 HITS: Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall left minor league camp to help the split-squad Indians and continued his impressive big league exhibition performance. Cleveland’s top prospect reached base in three of his four trips to the plate with two singles and a walk. He scored two runs and drove in Read More…

Veteran Orlando Cabrera looking forward to second base challenge

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — When you’ve played the game as long as Orlando Cabrera, sometimes you need a little extra push to get you going for another 162-game season. “I always look for something to motivate me, a challenge,” said Cabrera, who will enter his 15th season in the majors as the Indians’ new second baseman Read More…