October 22, 2014

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Indians: Justine Siegal first woman to throw batting practice

Justine Siegal throws batting practice to Indians catchers Monday during spring training in Goodyear, Ariz. She became the first woman to pitch batting practice at a major league camp. (AP photo.)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Justine Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice in a major league spring training camp when she threw to the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Not only did she pass the test with flying colors, some people became a little envious along the way. “She made me look bad,” said manager Read More…

Grady taking it easy: Rehab can’t be rushed, he says

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Taking a patient approach to baseball has never been one of Grady Sizemore’s strong points. The Cleveland Indians center fielder has made a name for himself as a player who flies around the bases and slams into walls chasing fly balls. That’s a major reason he’s been one of the most exciting Read More…

Orlando Cabrera officially signs with Indians

CLEVELAND —It’s official: Orlando Cabrera is a Cleveland Indian. The veteran infielder passed his physical Wednesday in Goodyear, Ariz., and signed a one-year contract worth $1 million plus incentives. The 36-year-old Cabrera will come to camp as the front runner to open the season as the Indians’ starting second baseman. Cabrera, who spent last season Read More…

Reports: Indians sign veteran Orlando Cabrera

CLEVELAND – It appears the Indians will turn to veteran Orlando Cabrera to play second base for them this season. A number of media outlets reported Thursday that Cleveland had signed Cabrera to a major league free-agent contract. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti would neither deny nor confirm the reports, but an official announcement is Read More…

Reports say Indians sign veteran Orlando Cabrera

The Indians appear to be close to signing veteran Orlando Cabrera to play second base for them this season. A number of media outlets reported that Cleveland had signed Cabrera, but Indians officials would neither confirm or deny the reports. Cabrera, 36, started at shortstop for the Central Division winning Reds last season, batting .263 Read More…

Grady healing — and planning to stay in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Grady Sizemore isn’t going anywhere — except back to center field for the Cleveland Indians as soon as he is fully recovered from knee surgery. New general manager Chris Antonetti refuted trade rumors involving Sizemore, a three-time All-Star, during a meeting with fans Thursday night in a town hall setting in downtown Cleveland. Read More…

Tribe signs Choo, Chris and Rafael Perez, avoids arbitration again

Choo

CLEVELAND — If only the Indians were as successful on the field as they are at avoiding arbitration. Cleveland agreed to terms with its three remaining arbitration-eligible players Tuesday, signing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and relief pitchers Chris Perez and Rafael Perez to one-year contracts for the 2011 season. The deals came on the day teams Read More…

Tribe avoids arbitration again, signs four, including Choo

CLEVELAND – If only the Indians were as successful on the field as they are at avoiding arbitration. Cleveland agreed to terms with its three remaining arbitration eligible players Tuesday, signing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and relief pitchers Chris Perez and Rafael Perez to one-year contracts for the 2011 season. The deals came on the day Read More…

Indians: Tribe brings back Kearns

The Indians signed Austin Kearns to a one-year contract Monday, bringing back the 30-year-old outfielder who spent the first four months of the season with Cleveland last year. Kearns was one of the Indians’ more productive hitters in 2010, batting .272 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 84 games, before being traded to the Yankees Read More…

Pitching gives Tribe hope for 2011

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Oct. 1. (AP file photo.)

CLEVELAND — With the 2010 sea­son thankfully behind them, the Indi­ans are already turning their attention to next year. Due in large part to a number of injuries to key players, this season was a wash for Cleveland, which finished in fourth place in the Central Division with a 69-93 record. On the positive side, Read More…