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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:54:42 EDTCarlos Carrasco allowed two runs in his spring debut on Monday, but felt good in his first time in a game since last September when he was hit by a line drive, forcing him to miss the Indians' playoff run.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:49:07 EDTMichael Brantley's first batting practice session of the spring went well on Monday, as the Indians' outfielder is working his way back from a biceps issue from last season.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:06:13 EDTYandy Diaz is not expected to be in the Indians' Opening Day plans, but the team does plan on taking a close look at the intriguing prospect this spring. For Monday's Cactus League game against Texas, the versatile Diaz made his preseason debut in left field. He went 0-for-1 with two walks in the Indians' 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:31 EDTMLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:52:18 EDTThere was no rain-delay rally on Sunday as the Cubs and Indians played to a 1-1 tie in their first meeting since Game 7 of the World Series.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:39:37 EDTSunday was Wilson Glove Day at Indians camp, which is essentially the Christmas of Spring Training for players who use the brand for their gear during the season.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:11:05 EDTJason Kipnis tried to play the villain against his hometown Cubs in the World Series last fall. If the Indians' second baseman is going to do so again this year, it will have to come a little later in the schedule as he was scratched from Sunday's lineup for Cleveland's Cactus League clash with Chicago due to a mild rotator cuff strain.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:19:48 EDTThere's no such thing as a perfect team, but the Indians might be as close as anyone gets in the American League in 2017. Now, it's about doing it.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:45 EDTWho do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:35:31 EDTIt didn't take long for Edwin Encarnacion to look comfortable in an Indians uniform.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:27:48 EDTAndrew Miller took the mound at Goodyear Ballpark in the fourth inning on Saturday against the Reds for his Cactus League debut.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:53 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Indians are wearing.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:31:29 EDTIndians-Reds interrupted by a quick sprinkler break
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:22:54 EDTIndians' Bradley Zimmer homered in front of grandma
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:37:02 EDTFrom 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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:17:32 EDTIn the early hours of the Indians' workout on Friday, the cacophony coming from the indoor batting cage at Cleveland's complex came with increased signficance. Inside the batting tunnel stood Michael Brantley, who took a series of normal batting practice swings and sprayed baseballs to the back of the black netting. One of the Tribe's athletic trainers looked on, as did hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. After the hitting session, Van Burkleo cracked a smile when asked how Brantley's swing looked. "Dr. Smooth is back," Van Burkleo quipped. "He looks good. And the ball's coming off his bat nice."
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:04:21 EDTBoone Logan was openly pulling for the Indians when he watched the World Series last fall. The Cubs, of course, won. And now, Logan will try to help the Indians follow suit.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:41:46 EDTAbraham Almonte was on the edge of his seat during Game 7 of the World Series. That seat was in the stands at Progressive Field, where the Indians outfielder was among the fans. Almonte was the only member of the Cleveland crowd who was pulling for teammates, not just players.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:49:00 EDTFrancisco Lindor has been heading out to the practice diamonds with a pair of gloves every morning at Indians camp this spring. In doing so, he has provided a glimpse into why the young shortstop captured both a Gold Glove and Platinum Glove for his defensive work last season.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:33:47 EDTThe Indians feel fortunate to have a pair of catchers who are both capable of serving as a starting option in the big leagues. Given that situation, Roberto Perez will be considered the backup to Yan Gomes only in title. Perez will see his fair share of time behind the plate this season.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:49:10 EDTIn four years at the helm, manager Terry Francona has guided the Indians to two postseason appearances and one American League pennant. Based on what they have on their current roster, the Tribe are expected to go deep in the postseason again this October.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:57:52 EDTCarlos Santana has shown an increased willingness to do whatever Indians manager Terry Francona asks of him. That included starting in left field for a pair of games in last year's World Series, due to not having the designated hitter available in Wrigley Field.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:24:08 EDTIndians manager Terry Francona is fine with holding up four fingers, rather than watching four pitches. If MLB opts to allow managers to signal for an intentional walk without requiring the pitcher to throw four balls, count Francona among the supporters of the rule change.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:10:46 EDTThe Indians' farm system looks strong heading into 2017, boasting four Top 100 prospects, as well as plenty of positional and pitching depth.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:09:27 EDTOn the visiting side at Progressive field last Nov. 2, the Cubs celebrated the end of a 107-season World Series championship drought, the longest in Major League history.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:29:34 EDTMichael Brantley is not just Jason Kipnis' teammate, but one of his closest friends. Publicly, Brantley is a master at concealing his emotions and putting a positive face on a comeback that has spanned 18 months. Kipnis has seen Brantley behind the scenes, and understands how difficult things have been for the outfielder.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:13:37 EDTThe message delivered to Tyler Naquin at the start of Spring Training a year ago was short and to the point. The Indians had vacancies in the outfield and the young center fielder had a great opportunity to seize one of the jobs with a strong performance in the preseason. Naquin did precisely that, too.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:35:44 EDTBrandon Guyer believes he can be more than a platoon player, but he understands his role on the Indians' roster. Given his career track record against left-handed pitching, the outfielder will mostly be used as a weapon against southpaws in the upcoming season.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:48:13 EDTWith Presidents' Day arriving in the early part of Spring Training, who better to combine the two than Chris Antonetti, the Indians president of baseball operations? MLB.com asked Antonetti to provide his main message to Indians fans going into the 2017 season, when the Tribe will aim for a return trip to the World Series. Here is what he had to say.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:33:55 EDTAndrew Miller took the mound on Field 1 at Cleveland's spring complex, where Brandon Guyer was one of three hitters to face the relief ace in his first live batting practice workout of the year.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:55:18 EDTTerry Francona stood in front of his entire team on Sunday morning and delivered his message. He is not big on calling team meetings, but he does know the importance of setting the tone for a season with the spring-opening dialogue. This year is different, too, as he was speaking to the reigning American League champions.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:20:36 EDTIndians manager Terry Francona wasted little time in naming ace Corey Kluber as the Opening Day starter in each of the past two springs. This year, expect Francona to take more time to see how the preseason plays out before declaring his starter for the season-opening tilt in Texas.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:47:38 EDTWith relief ace Andrew Miller now in the fold -- an arm best described as a leverage weapon for Terry Francona -- the manager has altered his tune some on Allen's job title, calling him the closer. But don't be surprised in Miller will show up in the end.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:25:19 EDTSpring Training can put a lot of pressure on a prospect who gets the invitation to attend Major League camp. Take Saturday's endurance test at Indians camp as an example. Every year, not only do manager Terry Francona and his coaches look on, but nearly the entire front-office staff heads to the agility field to watch. For every prospect -- such as outfielder Greg Allen -- all eyes are very much on them.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:10:36 EDTIt did not take long for Edwin Encarnacion to feel at home inside the Indians' clubhouse.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:53:22 EDTTrevor Bauer has incorporated weighted-ball training into his throwing since his earliest days of pitching. The Indians do not require the workouts, but they encourage it from the Minor Leagues up, providing information to pitchers on the potential benefits.