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Brantley homers in first Cactus League at-bat

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:29:01 EDT

The welcoming cheers from Indians fans had barely subsided when Michael Brantley showed that his swing is in working order. In his Cactus League debut on Wednesday night vs. the Royals, the All-Star left fielder pulled the first strike he saw, sending the ball bouncing off the tin roof beyond Goodyear Ballpark's right-field seats.

Urshela may open season on DL

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:28:16 EDT

With Opening Day roughly a week away, the competition for the Indians' utility job has hit a snag. Giovanny Urshela was in prime position to win that bench role, but a right hamstring issue might now result in a season-opening stint on the disabled list.

Inbox: Will Salazar return to the rotation?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:04:28 EDT

Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers fans' questions about Danny Salazar, catching prospects and more.

Antonetti: Tribe ready to seize opportunity in '18

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:51:55 EDT

The Indians' payroll had never topped the $100 million mark prior to 2016, but the past two seasons have seen the Tribe bust past that nine-figure barrier -- and the results followed.

Brantley, Guyer eye returns on Opening Day

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:50:11 EDT

A pair of injured Indians outfielders are on the mend, and that's good news for the club with the start of the regular season quickly approaching.

Hanigan, Upton Jr. released by Indians

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:46:51 EDT

The Indians made a series of roster moves Monday, most notably releasing catcher Ryan Hanigan and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. while also optioning infielder Yandy Diaz to Triple-A Columbus.

Indians holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:36:34 EDT

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.

Indians' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:18:05 EDT

Who do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Tito appreciative of Napoli's professionalism

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:36:10 EDT

After Mike Napoli's vintage homer on Saturday, it was easy to forget about the offensive struggles that Napoli endured last season and the fact that he is hoping scouts in attendance this spring will send reports that potentially net a Major League job. Cleveland does not have a spot to offer on the big league roster, so the clock is ticking in terms of a decision about Napoli's immediate future.

Multi-inning work brings out best in McAllister

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:01:48 EDT

Indians manager Terry Francona does not feel that one-inning outings in the spring are the best way to help Zach McAllister properly prepare for the season ahead. For the big right-hander, Francona has found that multi-inning appearances are beneficial on a few fronts.

Haase among top prospect performers

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:41:53 EDT

Ronald Acuna, the Braves' top prospect, extended his Spring Training hitting streak to four games and upped his average to .432 as he went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Braves 6-3 win over the Astros on Sunday.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:28:01 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Indians' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Unheralded Haase continues to 'widen eyes'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:14:05 EDT

Eric Haase tore around the bases and saw Indians third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh pumping his arm in circles, signaling for the catcher to sprint home. Haase tried to hit another gear, felt his legs trembling and slid across home plate before rising to his feet to enjoy the moment. An inside-the-park home run. Haase has made a very strong impression on the team's Major League staff this spring.

Brantley hits 1st spring homer in Minors game

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:02:24 EDT

While the Indians took on the Cubs on two fronts Saturday afternoon -- both in Arizona and Las Vegas -- Michael Brantley quietly took another step forward. On one of the Minor League fields at Cleveland's complex in Goodyear, Ariz., Brantley launched a home run in his latest game action.

Urshela, Gonzalez set for battle over utility spot

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:23:28 EDT

There are no starting jobs available, but the Indians do have a utility job available off the bench. Urshela and Erik Gonzalez -- both sure-handed defenders -- are vying for that spot on the Opening Day roster.

Gomes held back from Vegas trip

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:33:26 EDT

Throwing runners out is a big part of Yan Gomes' game, and the Indians want to make sure the veteran catcher's arm is in top form come Opening Day.

Lindor intent on honing defensive skills

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:06:11 EDT

Mike Sarbaugh can see it in Francisco Lindor's infield work each morning. When a baseball shoots off the fungo bat of the Indians' third-base coach, Lindor is attacking each ground ball with a heightened level of aggressiveness this spring.

Haase among top prospect performers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:59:01 EDT

Jack Flaherty looked to be in midseason form as he cruised through a dominant start in the Cardinals 1-0 loss to the Orioles on Thursday afternoon. Flaherty fired five innings of one-run ball, giving up just three hits while striking out eight.

Speedster Davis only getting better with age

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:46:08 EDT

Indians Rajai Davis ranked 11th in the Majors last season with a Sprint Speed of 29.3 feet per second. His place among the game's fastest runners takes on a different look when considering that Davis is 37 years old. The average age of the 10 players who ranked higher than Davis last season is 24.9.

Kluber dominates lineup of Angels regulars

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:13:25 EDT

Over five scoreless innings on Wednesday, Corey Kluber faced 16 batters, allowing one hit and three baserunners while striking out four on 56 pitches.

Revisiting Tribe's projected Opening Day roster

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:17:27 EDT

As spring has progressed, Indians manager Terry Francona has noticed that Michael Brantley has increasingly been acting like himself again. That means Brantley has been chirpy around the batting cage and insistent about pushing the aggressiveness in his controlled workouts.

Bauer pleased with slider, fans 8 Rangers

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:56:39 EDT

Trevor Bauer spent his entire offseason developing a new slider, and he has continued to hone the pitch this spring. In his latest start, the Indians right-hander got to see how it worked in conjunction with the other offerings in his arsenal.

Mejia sent to Triple-A, will get OF experience

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:13:15 EDT

Francisco Mejia tried his hand at third base during the Arizona Fall League after last season ended. Now, the Indians plan on having the highly-touted catching prospect get some experience in the outfield during Minor League camp and early in the season with Triple-A Columbus.

Sent down, prospect Bradley leaves impression

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:24:32 EDT

Indians manager Terry Francona was so excited when Bobby Bradley walked into his office early in Spring Training that he could not stop the complimentary curse words from flying. The promising first-base prospect arrived looking like a new person after shedding dozens of pounds.

Alert Ramirez sparks Indians' rare triple play

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:33:01 EDT

In the sixth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Brewers on Sunday, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez swiftly recorded a pair of outs to ignite a unique triple play with the bases loaded, providing the highlight of Cleveland's split-squad games against Milwaukee and Kansas City.

Salazar hoping patience with injury pays off

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:26:27 EDT

Opening Day is less than three weeks away, but instead of closing in on a roster spot, Indians starter Danny Salazar is facing a trip to the disabled list when Spring Training ends. That has become all too familiar for Salazar, who thought he took the proper steps over the winter to avoid injuries, only to have his electric right arm defy him once again.

Morimando, Merritt among top performers

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:35:26 EDT

Indians prospects Shawn Morimando and Ryan Merritt were among top performers on Sunday.

Young girl nabs home-run ball from scrum

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:14:22 EDT

Young girl nabs home-run ball from scrum

Tribe using different 1B alignment for Tomlin

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:56:40 EDT

Tribe manager Terry Francona believes the alignment of playing the first baseman behind the runner rather than holding him close could create some incremental advantages for his team during Josh Tomlin's starts this season.

Indians feel no need to label starting catcher

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:45:06 EDT

Both Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes want to be the starting catcher for the Indians. Manager Terry Francona has tried to convey that there is no need to apply such a label, especially when neither catcher fits the description of a backup.

Q&A with Yonder Alonso

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:39:36 EDT

On a recent morning, new Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso engaged in a wide-ranging Q&A with

Diaz faces battle for Opening Day roster

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:26:43 EDT

The Indians plan on opening the regular season with Jose Ramirez back at third base and Jason Kipnis manning second. That alignment has created an uphill battle for third baseman Yandy Diaz to make Cleveland's Opening Day roster.