INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kluber looks to lead Tribe to series win vs. Tigers

Indians starter Corey Kluber entered the season with two wins in 12 career starts against the Tigers. On Wednesday, he'll try to beat Detroit for the second time in a week and a half and help the Tribe secure a series win at Progressive Field.
Via Indians.com
10 hours ago

5/3 Recap: Lindor Levitates Indians to Fourth Straight Win vs Detroit

Player of the Game If you’ve followed BurningRiverBaseball for years and were wondering when I was going to drop WPA and go back to my own Player of the Game stat for determining the Player of the Game, that day is today as Mike Napoli somehow beat out Francisco Lindor .180 to .134 in total WPA. Lindor is the real winner today as he helped the Indians win this game more than any...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 hours ago

Perez may face surgery for fractured thumb

With his right thumb wrapped in a black brace on Tuesday, Indians catcher Roberto Perez stood at his locker, unsure how much time he is going to be sidelined. Right now, there is only one positive when it comes to his hand injury. "I'm glad I got the out," Perez said with a smile.
Via Indians.com
16 hours ago

Comparing Aprils

Last season, the Indians finished 81-80, a largely disappointing season considering the lofty expectations they had entering the year. The poor showing was primarily due to the Indians’ very poor performance in April, a month that saw the Indians begin the season with a record of 7-14, and they spent the rest of the season playing catch up but never quite recovering. The Indians...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 hours ago

Indians' Honorary Bat Girl announced

Eva Johnson might experience some nerves when her name is announced at Progressive Field on Mother's Day, but it will be nothing compared to the daunting road she traversed to make the moment possible.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Cleveland Baseball and Brews: Tribe Feels

This week on Cleveland Baseball And Brews Brad Wojdyla and I weigh in on the Tribe feels after month number one. Is there cause for concern? Are there things to smile about? Is it all frustrating? Yes, yes and yes. This season is different from the last few, yet Cleveland fans are stuck in their ways of getting what they ask for and it not being good enough. Old habits die hard. We...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin are hitting, but Cleveland Indians are falling

Exercise your democratic rights. The Indians had an awful, awful, awful week, going just 1-5. Each of the five losses was by a single run, and if you're seeing the glass as half full, that means they were right in every game. If you're like me on the other hand, it just feels like a whole lot of wasted opportunities. Despite the frustrating results, I'll still try to sort out...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Tyler Krieger goes 4-6 for Lake County in doubleheader sweep

Giovanny Urshela had a big night as well. Will he be helping the Indians again soon? Other than the Lynchburg Hillcats, the Cleveland Indians farm system had a pretty great day yesterday. Lynchburg's loss was more or less made up for by the Lake County Captains sweeping a doubleheader, and the Columbus Clippers look unbeatable right now with their 11th straight win in the books...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians place Roberto Perez on 15-day disabled list with fractured thumb

The Indians will be without one of the best backup catchers in the league for at least a couple weeks. Cleveland Indians backup catcher Roberto Perez is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a fractured thumb, reports Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plains Dealer. Perez injured his thumb in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game when he dove to prevent a run crossing...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Tribe Can Survive Without Carrasco

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco is April's fool for the second year in a row. The pitcher is no stranger to dumb luck and injury troubles when spring rolls around. People may remember jumping at the sight of the young stud taking a line drive to the face last year, courtesy of Melky Cabrera. This time, the problem lies in his hamstring, which he injured...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miguel Angel Jimenez plays golf on Great Wall of China

When in China. https://t.co/ab5QMgwRPL — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 26, 2016 Miguel Angel Jimenez is known as “the most interesting man in golf” and he’s continued to live up to that name by hitting golf shots off of the Great Wall of China. During the Volvo China Open is when he decided to go on his golfing adventure. Ladies and gentlemen, this is urban golf...
Via The GP Golf Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians will certainly miss Carlos Carrasco for the next month

Just as the Indians got good news on the injury front with Michael Brantley returning to the team on Monday night, things got much, much worse. On an odd play Sunday, Carlos Carrasco was covering first base when his left leg collapsed under him. By some miracle of foot placement, Carrasco got the out at first, but he only took a couple more steps once standing up before falling right...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! https://t.co/4HfJo52CnF pic.twitter.com/XlPFMmTl9f — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince. pic.twitter.com...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor reveals his crush on Hannah Montana

Francisco Lindor’s secret is out. Not only did the 22-year-old Cleveland Indians shortstop reveal he listens to Miley Cyrus, but he also revealed his crush on the singer/actress. Lindor was a guest on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” Monday and was asked about a song he listens to that he wouldn’t want anyone to know. The song he said was Cyrus’ hit, “Party in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco out 4-6 weeks with strained hamstring

The sports gods continue to thumb their noses at the city of Cleveland. The Indians announced on Monday that pitcher Carlos Carrasco will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a moderate left hamstring strain, per Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. Carlos Carrasco will be out 4-to-6 weeks, the #Indians say, with a moderate strain of the left hamstring; CF Michael Brantley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Carlos Carrasco headed to disabled list (Video)

The Cleveland Indians may have finished off a sweep over the Tigers in Detroit Sunday afternoon, but the club may have suffered a significant loss to their starting rotation. Right-handed starter Carlos Carrasco suffered a left hamstring injury during Sunday’s start, an injury that will force him to go on the disabled list while the team evaluates his situation. While the Indians...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians expect a shot in the arm with the returns of Brantley, Chisenhall

The Indians outfield is already considerably improved over the beginning of 2015, but they look to make a more significant improvement this week as both Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley are expected to return from the disabled list. Last year, it was Brantley in left, Michael Bourn in center, and Brandon Moss in right, and only Brantley managed to play the entire year as the...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians look forward to returning players

The Cleveland Indians had a rough spring training this year, as they were without arguably their best player in outfielder Michael Brantley and another outfielder, Lonnie Chisenhall started off the regular season on the disabled list with a left wrist injury. And to make it worse, Chisenhall had negligible success this spring training before the injury occurred, going just 2-26 at...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Corey Kluber will return to form

Corey Kluber is not off to the start he and the Cleveland Indians were hoping for in 2016. Kluber is currently 0-3 with a 6.16 ERA in his first three starts. The 2014 AL CY Young winner would like to see his team win more often when he is out there after compiling just a 9-16 record in 2015. Kluber hasn’t been great in his first three starts, but he has battled. His first start...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall to be activated off DL

The Cleveland Indians may have struggled and lost two of three to the New York Mets over the weekend, but on Monday, they received some good news: Outfielders Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall are expected to be activated from the disabled list soon, this according to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian. Indians manager Terry Francona stated that Chisenhall is scheduled to be activated...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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