August 31, 2015

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Indians notes: First-round draft pick Brad Zimmer shining

Brad Zimmer

CLEVELAND — Outfielder Brad Zimmer, the Indians’ first-round draft choice (21st overall) last year, has made a quick impression. The University of San Francisco product began the season at Advanced Class Lynchburg, batting .308 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs in 78 games to earn a promotion to Double-A Akron. He entered Wednesday hitting Read More…

Indians down Yankees in 16th on Michael Brantley’s single

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CLEVELAND — The Indians fought the good fight all night Tuesday at Progressive Field, and in the end they were rewarded with a victory — on Wednesday morning. Putting a halt to a marathon affair against the Yankees, Michael Brantley’s one-out single scored Jose Ramirez and sent Cleveland to a 5-4 walk-off win in 16 Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis could be activated for Boston series

Jason Kipnis

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis (right shoulder inflammation) hit in the cages and took ground balls Tuesday at Progressive Field. The All-Star second baseman is expected to taking batting practice with the Indians today and could be activated from the disabled list for Cleveland’s series at Boston (Aug. 17-19). “The hitting part really never was an Read More…

Corey Kluber flirts with no-hitter as Indians bash Twins

CLEVELAND — In the midst of a highly disappointing season, Corey Kluber nearly gave the Indians and their fans something big to celebrate Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. Looking as dominant as he has all year, Kluber took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning before Joe Mauer slapped a 1-2 pitch into left Read More…

Indians notes: Catcher Yan Gomes believes in Tribe’s core group

CLEVELAND — The notion is that the last-place Indians — without a realistic chance of qualifying for the postseason — are playing out the string with a youth-laden roster and already planning for 2016. A host of Cleveland’s veterans, including Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and Brandon Moss, have been traded and the perception is that Read More…

Young lineup produces as Indians rout Twins

CLEVELAND — The Indians have scored 26 runs over two games since they traded Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. Coincidence? Whatever the case, Cleveland fans have been treated to rare offensive displays from their team since the departure of the highest-paid players on the team, the latest a 17-4 shellacking of the Twins at Progressive Read More…

Indians notes: Cody Anderson placed on disabled list

CLEVELAND — Indians fifth starter Cody Anderson was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a left oblique strain. Anderson told reporters that he felt discomfort in the area after throwing a pitch during Cleveland’s 10-9 loss to Minnesota on Friday. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs. “It’s a low-grade strain, Read More…

Indians trade Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and cash to Braves for Chris Johnson

CLEVELAND — Indians fans got their wish times two. Underachieving and highly paid players Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were traded to the Atlanta Braves on Friday, with Cleveland acquiring infielder Chris Johnson in return. The Indians also sent $10 million to the Braves as part of a deal that continues Cleveland’s trend of planning Read More…

Indians fall to Twins on Torii Hunter home run in ninth

CLEVELAND — Most of the Indians’ veteran players are gone, but the losses are still present and accounted for. Cleveland suffered another disappointing defeat Friday night at Progressive Field, losing the series opener to Minnesota 10-9 on a ninth-inning home run from Torii Hunter off reliever Bryan Shaw. Hunter hit an opposite-field solo shot to Read More…

Indians notes: Traded veterans Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn say they have no clue why season went off the rails

CLEVELAND — On the way out of the door after being traded to Atlanta on Friday, departing veterans Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were asked what went wrong for the Indians this season. Cleveland was picked by many to contend for a Central Division title, with Sports Illustrated going as far as making the Indians Read More…