July 1, 2016

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Indians glad to have Kotchman and vice versa

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been after Casey Kotchman for awhile. They officially got him Friday. “We feel like we brought in a guy that complements our group very well,” Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti said of Kotchman, a free-agent first baseman who signed a one-year contract worth $3 million plus incentives ($1.75 million). “We’ve Read More…

Indians: Kotchman signing is official

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been after Casey Kotchman for awhile. They officially got him Friday. Cleveland confirmed that it had signed Kotchman to a one-year contract worth $3 million plus incentives ($1.75 million), announcing as much less than 24 hours after reports surfaced that the club had signed the free-agent first baseman. “We feel Read More…

Indians hope they’ve solved problem at first base by picking up Casey Kotchman

CLEVELAND — It appears the Indians have finally found their first baseman. Cleveland agreed to terms Thursday with free agent Casey Kotchman on a one-year contract worth $3 million plus incentives. The deal is not official but pending a physical will likely be announced today. The move comes just two days after the Indians traded Read More…

Indians: Tribe finds first baseman Kotchman

CLEVELAND — Though the Indians wouldn’t confirm as much, it appears they have finally found their first baseman. According to multiple reports Thursday night, Cleveland has agreed to terms with free agent Casey Kotchman on a one-year contract worth $3 million plus incentives. The deal is likely pending a physical and will be announced today. Read More…

Indians: Rafael Perez signs; Cabrera still arbitration eligible

CLEVELAND — It’s down to Asdrubal Cabrera. Relief pitcher Rafael Perez agreed to a one year-contract Thursday, leaving Cabrera, the Indians’ all-star shortstop, as the the club’s only remaining arbitration-eligible player. Cabrera, who stands in the way of a lengthy arbitration-less streak for the Indians, is asking for $5.2 million in 2012. Cleveland, which hasn’t Read More…

Tribe trades for Rays’ prospect

CLEVELAND — It wasn’t the big fish they hoped to hook on the free-agent market, but the Indians may have found their replacement for first baseman Matt LaPorta. Cleveland acquired one of Tampa Bay’s top prospects Tuesday, sending cash to the Rays for first baseman Russ Canzler. Canzler, 25, was the International League’s Most Valuable Read More…

Indians: Tribe nabs possible LaPorta replacement

CLEVELAND – It wasn’t the big fish they hoped to hook on the free-agent market, but the Indians may have found their replacement for first baseman Matt LaPorta. Cleveland acquired one of Tampa Bay’s top prospects Tuesday, sending cash to the Rays for first baseman Russ Canzler. Canzler, 25, was the International League’s most valuable Read More…

Commentary: On second thought, Tribe can’t take down Tigers

Until the last couple of weeks, I was picking the Indians to win the Central Division. That might have been going out on a bit of a limb. To pick them after what has transpired as of late would be stepping out on a twig. With a starting rotation of Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson, Fausto Read More…

Tough week doesn’t rob Indians’ Manny Acta manager of confidence

STRONGSVILLE — Manny Acta was warmly greeted in the hallway by Slider, the Indians’ pink mascot, who wrapped his furry arms around Cleveland’s affable manager. After the week he’s had, Acta needed a hug. First, Acta learned that pitcher Fausto Carmona, his countryman from the Dominican Republic and one of his starters, was arrested on Read More…

Indians: Tribe adds reliever to mix

The Indians signed relief pitcher Dan Wheeler to a minor league contract Thursday that includes an invitation to big league spring training camp. The 34-year-old right-hander is a 12-year veteran that spent last season with Boston. He owns a lifetime record of 25-43 with a 3.88 ERA in 577 games.