April 25, 2015

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Indians: Carmona set for first season as No. 1 starter

CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona will make his first Opening Day start in his first full season as an ace today when the Indians host the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. After watching the right-hander bounce back from consecutive subpar seasons last year, manager Manny Acta thinks Carmona is up to the task on both Read More…

Young Indians optimistic in expected rebuilding year

Projected lineups Indians Michael Brantley, CF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Shin-Soo Choo, RF Carlos Santana, C Travis Hafner, DH Orlando Cabrera, 2B Austin Kearns, LF Matt LaPorta, 1B Jack Hannahan, 3B Fausto Carmona, RHP White Sox Juan Pierre, LF Gordon Beckham, 2B Adam Dunn, DH Paul Konerko, 1B Alex Rios, CF Carlos Quentin, RF A.J. Pierzynski, Read More…

Tribe: Bullpen spot is Justin Germano’s; Nix gets nixed

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — One by one, Justin Germano’s teammates stopped by his locker in the Cleveland Indians spring training clubhouse to give him a handshake or hug. Meanwhile, Jayson Nix walked to his car in the parking lot, his head down. It was clear to see who survived the final roster cuts Monday. “I can Read More…

Travis Hafner, Matt LaPorta providing pop for Tribe

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Travis Hafner and Matt LaPorta have experienced much different spring training camps, but similar positive production is what the Indians require of the duo this season. Despite no guarantees in either case, the Indians are counting on the pair of projected sluggers to play a major part in their power game, with Read More…

Carmona sharp in final exhibition outing

INDIANS (14-13-2) 6, DODGERS (13-19-1) 1 HITS: Fausto Carmona’s final exhibition start was a good one. The right-hander allowed just an unearned run on five hits over five innings to finish the spring with a 5-2 record and 3.72 ERA in seven starts. … Shin-Soo Choo and Austin Kearns had multihit games, with Choo’s two-run Read More…

Indians counting on Hafner and LaPorta for power

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Travis Hafner and Matt LaPorta have experienced much different spring training camps, but similar positive production is what the Indians require of the duo this season. Despite no guarantees in either case, the Indians are counting on the pair of projected sluggers to play a major part in their power game, with Read More…

Indians column: Travis Buck, Josh Tomlin stars of the spring

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – With three games remaining on the Cactus League schedule, it’s time to pass out the spring training awards for performances good and bad during the exhibition season. Best Position Player Travis Buck, outfielder: Buck has been reborn with the Indians following a disappointing and injury-filled end to his four-year tenure in Oakland. Read More…

Passing out the spring training awards

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — With three games remaining on the Cactus League schedule, it’s time to pass out the spring training awards for performances both good and bad during the exhibition season. Best Position Player Travis Buck, outfielder: Buck has been reborn with the Indians, following a disappointing injury-filled ending to his four-year tenure in Oakland. Read More…

Josh Tomlin claims last spot in Indians’ starting rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Indians’ opening day roster is finally starting to take shape. A week away from the season opener at Progressive Field, Cleveland made a flurry of announcements Friday, the most notable being that right-hander Josh Tomlin had won the final spot in the starting rotation over right-hander Jeanmar Gomez and lefty David Read More…

Indians win one, lose one

BREWERS (16-9-1) 7, INDIANS (13-12-2) 4 HITS: Travis Hafner hit his first home run of the spring, a solo shot off Cameron Loe in the eighth inning. … Closer Chris Perez retired the side in order with one strikeout in the ninth. … Asdrubal Cabrera, Orlando Cabrera and Michael Brantley all had multihit games. MISSES: Read More…