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Lindor excited about landing on R.B.I. 18 cover

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:45:00 EDT

Over the past three seasons, Francisco Lindor has quickly established himself not only as one of the faces of Major League Baseball, but as an ambassador for the game. So it came as no surprise that Lindor -- now a household name among baseball fans -- was chosen to be featured on the cover of R.B.I. Baseball 18 on Saturday at Tribe Fest.

Lindor stars at jubilant Tribe Fest in Cleveland

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:16:33 EDT

While walking through the main hall at Tribe Fest on Saturday, Francisco Lindor retrieved a handful of red and blue bean bags from the ground. The Indians shortstop then handed one to an unsuspecting fan and insisted he stop to take on Lindor in an impromptu game of cornhole.

Indians focus on additions, not subtractions

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:26:15 EDT

Coming off an early postseason exit, Cleveland had Carlos Santana, Bryan Shaw, Jay Bruce and Joe Smith depart via free agency. That has many wondering whether the reigning American League Central champions have taken a step backward for 2018.

5 keys that will be vital to Tribe's success

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:45:54 EDT

Despite a relatively quiet offseason, and with standouts like Giancarlo Stanton and Gerrit Cole headed elsewhere, the Indians still feel good about the team they'll field in 2018. Here are five keys for another successful season.

Kipnis itching to return to second base

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:43:05 EDT

Jason Kipnis has not been explicitly informed that he will open the season as the second baseman for the Indians. Manager Terry Francona described that as the probable scenario on Friday, but still stopped short of committing to that plan with Opening Day still more than two months away.

Power puts Bradley among top 1B prospects

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:57:03 EDT

The old adage in baseball is that power is something that develops over time. Bobby Bradley has had it since he broke into the professional ranks with the Indians.

Mejia earns top ranking among C prospects

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:45:01 EDT

Francisco Mejia is not only widely considered the top prospect in the Indians' organization, but he is also one of baseball's best young catchers. According to MLB Pipeline, in fact, there is no catching prospect who merits a higher ranking than the up-and-coming Tribe backstop.

Indians' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:45 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's Prospect Watch.

Kluber, Tribe feted at Cleveland Sports Awards

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:35:03 EDT

The Indians did not achieve the moment they really wanted last year, but the team did make history on multiple fronts and was appropriately honored on Wednesday night.

McKenzie No. 9 on list of Top 10 RHP prospects

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:51:47 EDT

Triston McKenzie might very well represent the future -- an arm that can help sustain the success and reputation of Cleveland's pitching staff. According to MLB Pipeline, which is unveiling its Top 10 lists at each position over the next two weeks, McKenzie ranks ninth among all of baseball's right-handed pitching prospects and second overall within the organization.

2018 player development staff announced

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:40:59 EDT

The Cleveland Indians announced the organizational staff alignment within the player development system for the upcoming season.

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:49:59 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Tribe unveils Spring Training broadcast slate

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:09:59 EDT

One month from now, the Indians' pitchers and catchers will hold their first official spring workout at the team's complex in Goodyear, Ariz. Spring Training games will be right around the corner, giving fans their first look at a team aiming for a third straight American League Central title.

Inbox: Strategy behind Brantley over Bruce?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:43:32 EDT

Beat reporter Jordan Bastian fields questions from fans on the Jay Bruce vs. Michael Brantley decision, Danny Salazar's return to the rotation and more in this edition of Indians Inbox.

Unsung zero: Perfect year for Indians' Olson

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:08:11 EDT

The most dominant 2017 season you didn't notice came from a 27-year-old rookie pitcher with a modest professional track record. The year before, he was designated for assignment more times (three) than he pitched in a big league game (one).

On vacation, Kipnis feeds poolside iguana

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:51:50 EDT

On vacation, Kipnis feeds poolside iguana

Bauer last unsigned arb-eligible for Indians

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:54:11 EDT

The Indians put the finishing touch on two arbitration cases Friday, agreeing to one-year contracts with Danny Salazar and Lonnie Chisenhall. Only right-hander Trevor Bauer remains on Cleveland's arbitration to-do list.

Mejia adds versatility to repertoire in offseason

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:38:43 EDT

Francisco Mejia did not head to the Arizona Fall League to become a third baseman, but he was open to trying his hand at the position. The Indians asked the young catcher to work at the hot corner with the idea of introducing some versatility to his game, and Mejia did not see the harm in expanding his skill set.

McAllister avoids arbitration with 1-year deal

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:21:37 EDT

The Indians avoided arbitration with right-hander Zach McAllister on Thursday with a one-year contract worth $2.45 million, confirmed.

Tribe, Twins excited to take part in PR series

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:39:41 EDT

Puerto Rico is still in a state of recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and baseball will be a part of the island's healing process.

Indians avoid arbitration with Allen

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:31:23 EDT

The Indians locked in their closer on Wednesday night, agreeing to terms with Cody Allen on a one-year contract to avoid arbitration. Allen's deal is worth $10.575 million according to the Associated Press.

Bauer unleashes heat in high-intensity workout

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:43:12 EDT

Bauer unleashes heat in high-intensity workout

Tito OK with Lindor's karate hobby

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:52:15 EDT

Tito talked about Lindor doing karate

Indians will be on national TV 13 times in '18

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:40:30 EDT

Only a little more than a month remains until the Indians officially open Spring Training, beginning their quest for a third consecutive American League Central crown. The national spotlight will be fixed on the Tribe 13 times during the regular season, starting with Opening Day.

Veteran duo to lead Tribe's 'pen in 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:29 EDT is taking a look at the projected bullpen of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here's how the Indians might stack up.

Kluber headlines impressive Tribe rotation

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:59:32 EDT

The Indians' rotation set records last year and the team has the ability to return with the entire staff intact. That is a big reason behind Cleveland's continued confidence in remaining atop the American League Central, even after some key losses in free agency this offseason.

Tribe boasts formidable lineup, top to bottom

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT

The Indians return a strong lineup, but there's one noticeable difference compared to last year: Instead of Carlos Santana, who signed a three-year deal with the Phillies, it'll be Yonder Alonso, who signed a two-year deal with Cleveland, at first base.

Tribe confident in Alonso's plate adjustments

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:20:04 EDT

The Indians' front office spent a lot of time dissecting the production turned in by Yonder Alonso last season. If he was going to be Cleveland's new first baseman, the team's evaluators needed to believe that what Alonso did last year was real and not a one-season anomaly.

Barnes' art inspired by ex-teammate Arenado

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 21:45:08 EDT

Barnes' art inspired by ex-teammate Arenado

Bradley headlines list of Spring Training NRIs

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:37:54 EDT

The Indians will have no shortage of pitching candidates in Spring Training as they try to tinker with their bullpen. The team announced eight non-roster invitees to Major League camp on Thursday, with five of those invitations going to pitchers.

Prep continues for Tribe-Twins series in PR

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:14:15 EDT

As the Puerto Rican Winter League began its abbreviated schedule Friday, preparations continued for Major League Baseball's return to the island.

Statcast metrics show Zimmer's dynamic talent

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 02:09:36 EDT

As the story goes, Bradley Zimmer was in the Indians' training room after having worn a fastball to the ribs earlier in the afternoon in a Cactus League game three springs ago. When the medical staff examined his side, there was no bruising or mark to be found.

Vizquel's unique -- and divisive -- HOF case

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 02:06:54 EDT

Omar Vizquel was a sensational player, but the Baseball Hall of Fame has a high bar. Many believe that he should be in Cooperstown, and so the argument will rage on for a while. There's really nothing to be done about that except to remember that these are arguments about greatness and even greater greatness. Vizquel was one heck of a player.

Tribe's eye remains on WS prize in 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:58:22 EDT

When word began to spread that Carlos Santana had agreed to a free-agent contract with the Phillies, Indians catcher Yan Gomes fired off a text to his long-time teammate. Santana was well-liked inside Cleveland's clubhouse and productive on the field, but his departure does not damper the Tribe's expectations for 2018.

The Streak highlights Tribe's memorable 2017

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:14:22 EDT

The Indians hoped to have a parade to plan at the end of this past season, but instead, they were dealt a disappointing first-round exit from the October stage. Still, Cleveland's 2017 campaign was one of the most remarkable regular seasons in franchise history. Here is a look at five of the Indians' best moments from 2017.

Inbox: Why pay up for Alonso at first?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:10:08 EDT

Why was the Tribe willing to sign Yonder Alonso over a cheaper option? Any extension plans for Andrew Miller and Cody Allen? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian opens up the Inbox

Vizquel's HOF case built on superior stamina

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:38:40 EDT

Omar Vizquel wasn't the best shortstop of all time. But he outlasted all of the other greats at the most important defensive position in the game, and that's part of why I wound up voting for seven players on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, not just the five that were automatics for me.

Yan becomes 'Yanimal' in offseason workouts

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:04:00 EDT

The offseason can become monotonous for ballplayers. Lifting weights, playing catch, hitting in the cage and then rinsing and repeating over multiple months leading up to Spring Training. Finding a way to shake up the routine can be helpful. Indians catcher Yan Gomes found his solution in mixed martial arts. He has done some form of boxing workouts for several years now, but he has picked up the pace over the past two winters.

'The Streak' lives on in Indians, MLB history

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:25:42 EDT

When the streak was over, when the Indians finally lost again, the crowd inside Progressive Field rose to its feet for a chills-inducing standing ovation on that warm September night.

Tribe inks Alonso to two-year deal

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:40:49 EDT

The top item on the Indians' holiday wishlist has arrived. On Saturday, Cleveland officially announced that it has signed free-agent first baseman Yonder Alonso to a two-year contract, filling the largest vacancy on the team's roster as it plans for the new year.