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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:52:29 EDT

 



Tribe Fest sold out; autograph session tickets remain

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:19:10 EDT

Pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training for the Indians less than a month from now, renewing the team's quest to win a World Series crown. Before the players head to Arizona, they will make a stop in Cleveland for the team's annual Tribe Fest.



Manny falls well short in Hall of Fame voting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:13:54 EDT

There is no denying that Manny Ramirez was one of the most fearsome hitters of his era and one of the best right-handed sluggers the game has seen. In light of Wednesday's voting results for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, however, it seems clear that the controversy surrounding the end of Ramirez's career currently overshadows the impressive statistics he piled up over 19 years in the Majors.



Mejia named No. 2 catching prospect in MLB

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:08 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 catching prospects.



Tribe elated to sign Guyer to 2-year deal

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:52:16 EDT

Brandon Guyer came close to becoming forever linked to Indians lore. The Indians showed their appreciation for Guyer's skillset on Wednesday, announcing that they have signed the outfielder to a two-year extension that includes a team option for the 2019 campaign.



Tremie highlights player development staff

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:56:46 EDT

The Indians announced their 2017 staffing for their player development department, which includes some changes to the farm system's managerial structure. Chris Tremie will return for his fifth season as the manager for Triple-A Columbus, but four affiliates will have new managers for the upcoming season.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Approaching Majors, Zimmer eyes family matchup

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:55:00 EDT

Brad and Kyle Zimmer have talked about it plenty of times. Someday, and perhaps not too far off in the future, the brothers might get to face each other in the Majors. Brad is a fast-rising outfield prospect in the Indians' system, while Kyle is working his way up the Royals' organizational ladder.



Tribe avoids arbitration with five players

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:42:37 EDT

With a depleted pitching staff down the stretch and in the postseason, the Indians relied heavily on their bullpen. Cleveland will do so again this year -- and with a relief corps that will cost more than the team's talented starting rotation.



Indians add Delabar, Banwart to spring camp

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:29:26 EDT

The Indians added a pair of arms to the Spring Training mix on Friday, signing right-handers Steve Delabar and Travis Banwart to Minor League contracts that include invitations to attend camp with the Major League club.



Merritt sent fans thank you notes for wedding gifts

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:19:59 EDT

Merritt sent fans thank you notes for wedding gifts



Encarnacion in for annual Tribe Fest

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:07:55 EDT

The Indians added an impact bat to their offense with the signing of free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. The first baseman has also joined the planned lineup for Tribe Fest later this month.



Indians' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:16:03 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Edwin's deal, arb-eligibles boost Tribe payroll

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:02:57 EDT

With a roster built to not only contend right now, but for the next few years, the Indians' ownership opted to step outside its comfort zone in an effort to seize the franchise's momentum. The signing of Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million deal marked the largest free-agent deal in club history, increased the Tribe's payroll dramatically, and served as a statement that Cleveland will put its foot on the accelerator in an opportunistic environment.



Indians announce spring broadcast schedule

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:05:53 EDT

A little more than one month remains until the Indians officially renew their quest for World Series glory. When Spring Training does arrive, Cleveland will see the World Series champion Cubs twice within its Cactus League slate, with both games scheduled to be televised. On Tuesday, the Indians announced their TV and radio plans for the spring, noting that eight games are set to air on SportsTime Ohio as part of the preseason coverage.



Tribe could promote prospect Zimmer in 2017

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:00 EDT

Cleveland's financial resources now appear to be tapped out for major additions, but the team could still use help for the outfield. Maybe that will lend itself to this bold prediction: Top prospect Bradley Zimmer will make the Opening Day roster.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Big leagues on horizon for Tribe prospect Diaz

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:59:01 EDT

There was a point last year when Yandy Diaz nearly got the call to Cleveland. With one vacancy on the roster and a month to play in the regular season, the Indians were discussing whether to add the prospect for the push to the playoffs.



Former Indians pitcher Brown dies at 73

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:04:25 EDT

Former Rangers pitcher Jackie Brown, who was known as the "Oklahoma Curveballer" and later became a Major League pitching coach for three organizations, has passed away after a long illness. He was 73.



Indians view Edwin as more than power hitter

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:10:35 EDT

Edwin Encarnacion is a rare breed of power hitter. Not only can the newest member of the Indians launch home runs at a high rate, but he has also shown the ability to control the strike zone well enough to avoid the feast-or-famine streaks that often plague sluggers.



Tribe looks to follow in footsteps of KC, Cubs

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 20:38:10 EDT

The Indians will try to follow in the footsteps of the Royals and Cubs, who won the last two World Series one season after coming up just short.



Edwin: Indians have 'best chance' to win WS

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:48:03 EDT

It is being described as the perfect fit. The Indians craved right-handed power, and Edwin Encarnacion offered that in surplus. Encarnacion wants to win, and he watched Cleveland take down his former Blue Jays last October to clinch a spot in the World Series.



Brantley's return key to Cleveland's '17 outfield

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:43:30 EDT

The signing of Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million contract on Thursday likely brings an end to any lucrative free-agent additions for the Tribe. That means that Cleveland is counting heavily on a healthy return from left fielder Michael Brantley.



Castro: Tribe hoping for huge return on EE investment

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:11:12 EDT

The term Indians team president Chris Antonetti used to describe the $60 million investment that the ownership made in Edwin Encarnacion was "leap of faith." Perhaps, because this press conference was almost immediately followed by another -- the one announcing that Billy Joel will be playing Progressive Field this summer -- "A Matter of Trust" would have been more apt.



Cuyahoga River of Dreams: Joel to play Progressive Field

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:03:43 EDT

Larry Doby Jr. was once tasked with the job of helping rock legend Billy Joel warm up for a show. The son of the Indians great put on a baseball glove and the two played catch, preparing Joel for a ceremonial first pitch in front of Tribe fans at Progressive Field.



Inbox: What's OF look like without Rajai?

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 18:17:53 EDT

What are the Indians' outfield options without Rajai Davis? Is Michael Brantley's injury worse than the Tribe is saying? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.



Edwin meets Cleveland at the Cavs game

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:48:53 EDT

Edwin meets Cleveland at the Cavs game



For Doby Jr., life and career to come full circle

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:19:47 EDT

Center field at the Indians' home park was once Larry Doby's domain, the place where the man who integrated the American League established himself as a seven-time All-Star and Hall of Famer. But come July, it will be a different Doby out in center -- not breaking down a barrier, but setting up a stage.



Watch Griffey, Bonds and Lofton dunk in these videos

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:49:44 EDT

Watch Griffey, Bonds and Lofton dunk in these videos



Indians farm director Harris fitting in

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:57:02 EDT

Organizations are continually looking for ways to better develop talent and the Indians, with the recent hiring of James Harris as farm director, are focusing efforts on the body -- both physically and mentally.



Tribe has path paved for repeat run in 2017

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:50:05 EDT

The Indians like how they are situated, coming off a division championship, the American League pennant and pushing the Cubs to the limit in the World Series. As the club plans for next year, there is comfort in knowing that most of the roster is returning, and with more experience.