May 25, 2016

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Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall makes first start in center field

CLEVELAND — Rajai Davis was not in the lineup for the series finale against the Royals, which meant Lonnie Chisenhall started in center field for the first time in his major league career. Chisenhall debuted at the position Saturday, entering the game in the ninth inning of a 7-0 loss to the Royals and catching Read More…

Danny Salazar turns in another strong performance, but offense struggles as Indians lose close one to Mariners

CLEVELAND — The Indians got another impressive performance from starting pitcher Danny Salazar. The Mariners got an even better one from right-hander Tajuan Walker. Salazar and Walker dueled for much of Wednesday night at Progressive Field, with Seattle doing just a bit more off Cleveland’s fire-balling right-hander to scratch out a 2-1 win and even Read More…

Indians: Mike Napoli counting on big things for himself and Tribe

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Mike Napoli has high hopes for himself this season. He’s pretty optimistic about his new team, too. “It almost feels like the situation I had signing with Boston in 2013,” said Napoli, who won a World Series with the Red Sox that season. “I want to go somewhere that I believe that Read More…

Indians Notes: Jason Giambi set to begin role as guest instructor

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Former American League MVP Jason Giambi, an elder statesman and clubhouse leader for the Indians from 2013-14, is expected to begin serving his role as guest instructor today. It will be his first involvement with the game he played on the major league level for 20 years since he ended his career Read More…

Josh Tomlin staying around: Right-hander says loyalty’s a big reason why he agreed to new $5.5 million, two-year contract

CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin has shown toughness and tenacity during his time with the Indians. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for it. Tomlin and Cleveland agreed to a $5.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that can earn the right-hander $11.75 million over three seasons. The 31-year-old agreed Jan. 15 to a $2.25 million, one-year deal Read More…

Not quite Cooperstown, but Pete Rose gets Reds Hall call

CINCINNATI — Pete Rose is getting a hall of fame induction: in the Cincinnati Reds’ team hall, during a weekend of honors this summer in his hometown that will include retiring his No. 14. The Reds’ announcements Tuesday came after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred last month rejected Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball. Manfred concluded Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns hire former N.Y. Mets executive Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer

The Browns thought so far outside the box for their latest hire, they stepped into the batter’s box. Owner Jimmy Haslam showed he’s willing to try anything to stop the losing, hiring longtime baseball executive Paul DePodesta on Tuesday as chief strategy officer. He’s never worked in the NFL and spent the last 20 years Read More…

ALDS: Royals rally to even series with Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every move Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch made seemed to work in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Every move he tried in Game 2 seemed to go awry. The Kansas City Royals took advantage, rallying from a three-run hole for a 5-4 victory Friday that evened their series at Read More…

ALDS: Rangers take 2-0 series lead on Blue Jays

TORONTO — Fed up with his own bat, Hanser Alberto grabbed one belonging to teammate Delino DeShields. Good choice, rookie. Alberto, the seldom-used backup infielder, lined a tiebreaking single to center in the 14th inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, May 12

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Another major quake strikes Nepal It hits with a magnitude of 7.3 in an isolated area between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest, killing at least four people less than three weeks after the country was Read More…