March 29, 2015

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Talbot eases fears with positive performance

Chris Assenheimer The Chronicle-Telegram GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Mitch Talbot finally offered up a positive pitching performance Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark, easing some fears within the Indians organization, including his own. After struggling mightily in his first three exhibition appearances, Talbot, the Indians’ third starter, rescued his sinking ship a bit by allowing just a run Read More…

Indians notes: Donald still in limbo

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — When he met with the media Monday, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti seemed confident that the injury to third baseman Jason Donald’s left hand would not linger the rest of the spring. Donald, who is nursing a bone bruise that has caused him to miss eight exhibition games, sounded far less certain. Read More…

Talbot pitches well in Indians’ win

INDIANS (7-9-2) 9, BREWERS 7 (11-7) HITS: Mitch Talbot offered up his first positive outing of the spring. Cleveland’s third starter allowed just a run on six hits, while striking out three without a walk, to lower his exhibition ERA to 10.50 in four appearances. … Catcher Carlos Santana had a big day at the Read More…

Clock ticking on Tribe’s Matt LaPorta

Laporta

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It’s make or break time for Matt LaPorta. The highly touted slugger hasn’t done much slugging since arriving in Cleveland via the CC Sabathia trade with Milwaukee in 2008. If he doesn’t hit this year, it might very well be his last with the Indians. “I feel like it’s a big year Read More…

Tribe notes: Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall one of 7 cut

Chisenhall

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians made their second round of cuts Monday. The most notable player to go: third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall, who made a strong impression at training camp, was one of seven players trimmed from the spring training roster. He was re-assigned to minor league camp along with RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Read More…

Top prospect Chisenhall among second round of cuts

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians made their second round of cuts Monday, the most notable player to go, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall, who made a strong impression at training camp, was one of seven players trimmed from the spring training roster. He was re-assigned to minor league camp along with RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Read More…

Indians 9, A’s 8: Tribe offense carries day

INDIANS (6-9-2) 9, A’S (7-10) 8 HITS: The Indians got multi-hit games from four players — Travis Hafner, Orlando Cabrera, Shelley Duncan and Jack Hannahan. Hafner led Cleveland with three hits (two doubles) and combined with Duncan and Hannahan to drive in seven of the nine runs. … Reliever Tony Sipp wiggled out of a Read More…

Pivotal year for Indians’ LaPorta

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It’s make or break time for Matt LaPorta. The highly touted slugger hasn’t done much slugging since arriving in Cleveland via the CC Sabathia trade with Milwaukee in 2008. If he doesn’t hit this year, it might very well be his last with the Indians. “I feel like it’s a big year Read More…

Sizemore takes next step, could play on weekend

PEORIA, Ariz. — Grady Sizemore is moving closer to making his exhibition debut. Sizemore, who is working his way back from knee surgery, passed another test in the road to recovery Sunday in Goodyear, running the bases for the first time. “It went well,” Sizemore said. “I felt good coming into today, so I wasn’t Read More…

Sizemore closing in on exhibition debut

PEORIA, Ariz. — Grady Sizemore is moving closer to making his exhibition debut. Sizemore, who is working his way back from knee surgery, passed another test in the road to recovery Sunday in Goodyear, running the bases for the first time. “It went well,” Sizemore said. “I felt good coming into today, so I wasn’t Read More…