April 18, 2015

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Indians hoping for healthy Asdrubal Cabrera this season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the lineup Tuesday, two days after leaving an exhibition game in the opening inning with tightness in his leg. That’s good news for the Indians, who can’t afford to have their fourth-year shortstop dealing with health issues for the second consecutive season. “I’m 100 percent,” said Cabrera, whose Read More…

Sizemore plays center field for the first time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Grady Sizemore was back in his comfort zone Tuesday. Sizemore, who made his exhibition debut Sunday, played center field for the first time this spring in the Indians’ 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. He played just three innings, making one catch on a shallow fly Read More…

Indians power past D-Backs

INDIANS (11-11-2) 7, DIAMONDBACKS (9-20) 3 HITS: Extra outfielder candidate Travis Buck had a big day at the plate with two home runs and three RBIs in a 2-for-3 performance. … Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI and his third homer of the spring. … Three of the candidates for three openings in the Read More…

Tribe reliever Jensen Lewis put on waivers, according to reports

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — It appears the Indians have run out of patience with Jensen Lewis. A number of media outlets reported Monday that Cleveland had placed the struggling right-handed reliever on waivers. And though Indians officials did not confirm the reports, it is almost certain Lewis will not open the season on the big league Read More…

Tribe notes: Final rotation spot to be decided soon

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Indians’ biggest decision of the spring is expected to be revealed Friday. Manager Manny Acta said he would announce the winner of the race among right-handers Josh Tomlin and Jeanmar Gomez and left-hander David Huff for the final spot in the rotation. Acta has already limited the field to two pitchers, Read More…

Acta to announce rotation winner Friday

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Indians’ biggest decision of the spring is expected to be revealed Friday. Manager Manny Acta said he would announce the winner of the race between right-handers Josh Tomlin and Jeanmar Gomez and left-hander David Huff for the final spot in the rotation. Acta has already limited the field to two pitchers, Read More…

Lewis reportedly placed on waivers

SURPRISE, Ariz. — It appears the Indians have run out of patience with Jensen Lewis. A number of media outlets reported Monday that Cleveland had placed the struggling right-handed reliever on waivers. And though Indians officials did not confirm the reports, it is almost certain that Lewis will not open the season on the big Read More…

Indians rained out in Surprise

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Indians’ exhibition game Monday against the Royals at Surprise Stadium was rained out. There will be no makeup. One of the three pitchers in the race to win the final spot in Cleveland’s rotation, right-hander Josh Tomlin (0-0, 1.13 ERA), was scheduled to make his second start (fourth appearance). Contact Chris Read More…

Grady back in action for the Indians

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Grady Sizemore grounded out to second base in the first inning Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Goodyear Ballpark. Nothing special. Only this time it was. More photos below. The routine grounder was the first official swing for Sizemore, who made his exhibition debut in the Indians’ 5-3 victory over Arizona. “It Read More…

Tribe notes: Asdrubal Cabrera’s injury ‘just cramp’

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians have had a number of close calls on the injury front this spring, another one arriving Sunday against the Diamondbacks at Goodyear Ballpark. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Cleveland’s 5-3 victory in the first inning after experiencing tightness in his right leg while running the bases following his base hit. He Read More…