December 25, 2014

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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

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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…

White Sox 6, Indians 5: White Sox, Tribe wrap rough years

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CHICAGO — If this really was a farewell for Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski, it was warm and heartfelt. Still, this might not be the end for them with the White Sox. Konerko had two hits, man­ager Ozzie Guillen got his 600th win and Chicago closed out a winning yet disappointing sea­son with a 6-5 Read More…

Rain, White Sox lefty Buehrle combine to snap Indians’ seven-game winning streak

CHICAGO – Mark Buehrle earned his first win in six weeks and then reflected on his 10th straight season with 200 innings pitched for the Chicago White Sox. “Obviously the record is not what you want it to be at the end of the year,” Buehrle (13-13) said Saturday night after ending the Cleveland Indians’ Read More…

Indians 7, White Sox 3: Tribe wins season-high seventh straight game

CHICAGO — It may have taken close to six months, but Cleveland manager Manny Acta is finally getting a glimpse of what a young Indians’ roster may be capable of. Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run home run, Fausto Carmona pitched six strong innings and the Indians extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with Read More…

Home, sweep home: Tribe claims final 6 on homestand

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CLEVELAND — The Indians finished their portion of the Progressive Field schedule in style Wednesday. In a doubleheader that accounted for the final two home games of the season, Cleveland swept Central Division rival Detroit, shutting out the Tigers 4-0 in the opening game, before completing the sweep via a 4-3 victory in the nightcap. Read More…

Tribe notes: Injuries hurt, Acta says

CLEVELAND — The way manager Manny Acta sees it, injuries derailed what could have been a promising season for the Indians. Cleveland lost Grady Sizemore to a knee injury shortly into the year then endured the same fate with the orga­nization’s top prospect, catcher Carlos Santana, who was shelved for the sea­son just 46 games Read More…