April 29, 2016

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Indians vs. Red Sox: Opening Day brings excitement and anxiety … not to mention a battle of Cy Young Award winners

CLEVELAND — For the first time since 2012, Indians fans have the opportunity to celebrate two of the most memorable moments of the baseball season when the Tribe hosts the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field today at 4:10 p.m. It’s Opening Day and the home opener all wrapped into one. “I think it’s probably Read More…

Indians 2016 Preview: High hopes abound as team feels it has right pieces in place to make run at return to postseason

The Indians fell well short of expectations last season, most notably a World Series-winning prediction — or curse — from Sports Illustrated. Despite being doomed by a lack of scoring, the Indians chose to not add a big bat in the offseason. They did, however, keep their elite rotation intact. That may not be enough Read More…

Indians: Five starters provide one giant strength that’s expected to carry the team

The Indians have had their share of Cy Young Award winners recently — CC Sabathia (2007), Cliff Lee (2008) and current ace Corey Kluber (2014) — but they haven’t had high-quality talent throughout the rotation like they do now since the days of, dare we say, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia and Early Wynn Read More…

Indians feeling good, ready to start season

ARLINGTON, Texas — The last of the games that don’t count is in the books and the Indians are more than ready to start playing the ones that do. Rajai Davis hit his first homer this spring, a three-run drive that sent Cleveland past Texas 3-1 Saturday. The Indians finished exhibition play with six straight Read More…

Ready to go: Cody Anderson turns in strong outing in his final spring training start to lead Indians past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cody Anderson was so good Friday night, he kept pitching after he left the game. Anderson, who was named to the Indians’ starting rotation this week, allowed only three hits in 6⅔ innings as Cleveland beat the Texas Rangers 9-1 on Friday night. Anderson held Texas scoreless until Ryan Cordell hit a Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco solid on mound, as Tribe leaves Arizona with win over Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Opening Day is right around the corner. The Indians broke spring training camp Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Indians headed to Arlington, Texas, for two games against the Rangers. The regular season is scheduled to begin Monday afternoon at 4:10 against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Read More…

Jim Ingraham: Indians have a good problem … too much pitching

In Major League Baseball’s 2011 June draft, 1,530 players were selected overall. Only two of them were selected ahead of Trevor Bauer, who went No. 3 to Arizona. Five picks later the Indians selected Francisco Lindor at No. 8. With the 428th pick overall, the Indians, in the 14th round, selected Cody Anderson. There were Read More…

Indians set pitching rotation: Cody Anderson, Josh Tomlin in as fourth and fifth starters; Trevor Bauer heading to bullpen

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Trevor Bauer lost his grip on a starting job. Bauer, who made 30 starts last season and figured to be part of Cleveland’s strong rotation this year, will be pitching out of the bullpen. Indians manager Terry Francona finalized his starting rotation Wednesday, and it doesn’t include Bauer, the quirky, hard-throwing right-hander Read More…

Indians: Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin throw 6 shutout innings apiece in split-squad games

TEMPE, Ariz. — Trevor Bauer tossed six shutout innings and Jose Ramirez drove in a run as a Cleveland Indians split squad and the Los Angeles Angels played to a 1-1, nine-inning tie Tuesday. The strong starting pitching continued Tuesday night in Goodyear in a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Josh Tomlin, who is Read More…

Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall to open season on disabled list

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cleveland Indians starting right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left wrist. Chisenhall, who made a successful conversion from third base to right last season, was nursing a tight right forearm and was cleared to play Sunday. He reported soreness in his left Read More…