April 17, 2015

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Indians: Zach McAllister has strong outing against Brewers

PHOENIX — Saturday was a good day for the Cleveland Indians. Forget the score. Sure, they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 in a spring training game, but the really good news was that Jason Kipnis and Zach McAllister turned in solid performances. Kipnis, the Tribe’s second baseman who recently missed seven games with back spasms, Read More…

Indians: Danny Salazar turns in struggling start vs. Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Like so much of Danny Salazar’s career, Thursday’s game against the Reds started with a ton of promise for the Indians right-hander. Salazar struck out the side in the first inning, but allowed a home run. By the time his outing was finished in the Tribe’s 13-2 loss, he had allowed seven Read More…

Indians: Sports Illustrated picks Tribe to win World Series

As if competing in a much-improved Central Division isn’t enough for the Indians to deal with this season, now they have the “Sports Illustrated jinx” to worry about. The magazine, long known for its incorrect cover predictions, picks the Indians to win their first World Series title since 1948. The regional cover, one of four Read More…

Indians: Nick Swisher not expected to be ready for opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona said he doesn’t expect slugger Nick Swisher to be ready for the team’s April 6 season opener at Houston. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees in August and has been slower to recover than expected. Swisher only began running the bases last week and is expected to play Read More…

Indians 8, A’s 3: Carlos Santana, Zach McAllister look good in victory

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Santana connected for his third spring homer in the third inning against Chris Bassitt. Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-or-3 and drove in two runs, and Michael Brantley had two Read More…

Indians: Danny Salazar’s solid outing could be good sign

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Danny Salazar pitched four effective innings Saturday, which was good news … for the most part … to Indians manager Terry Francona. “I saw more good than bad from Salazar,” Francona said. “He is still leaving a few balls up but I see his intent. He’s working on driving the ball down Read More…

Indians: Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Trevor Bauer look good in win over Padres

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit his second home run of the spring and Francisco Lindor had an inside-the-park shot to lead the Cleveland Indians past the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Sunday. Trevor Bauer became the first Indians pitcher to go five innings this spring. He allowed a run-scoring double to Matt Kemp and Read More…

Indians great Al Rosen dies at 91; was MVP in 1953

CLEVELAND — Al Rosen’s success in baseball didn’t end after he left the diamond for the final time. A muscular third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, who won the 1953 AL MVP and later worked in the front offices of several teams, died Friday. He was 91. Rosen was a member on the Indians’ 1948 Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber agrees to one-year contract

Corey Kluber signed a contract with the Indians on Wednesday, but it wasn’t the multiyear deal many believe the two parties are negotiating this spring. Kluber, the American League’s defending Cy Young award winner, agreed to a one-year contract, with terms undisclosed. He was Cleveland’s final pre-arbitration-eligible player unsigned. Kluber, who turns 29 on April Read More…

Indians: Brandon Moss set to make debut Monday

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Brandon Moss will make his exhibition debut today — about a week ahead of schedule. Moss, who underwent offseason surgery on his right hip, wasn’t expected to begin playing in games until mid-March, but his recovery has come quicker than the Indians predicted. He will serve as the designated hitter against the Read More…