INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tribe inks Ramirez to 5-year, $26M extension

On Tuesday, the Indians officially announced that Jose Ramirez has been signed to a five-year extension, which includes team options for the 2022 and '23 seasons. The contract is worth $26 million guaranteed.
Via Indians.com
2 hours ago

Indians Extend Jose Ramirez

MARCH 28: Cleveland has announced the signing. MARCH 25: Ramirez receives a $2MM signing bonus and a $571.4K salary for 2017, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.  Ramirez will earn just under $2.429MM in 2018, so he’ll make a combined $3MM in salary over the next two seasons.  The rest of the contract breaks down as $3.75MM in 2019, $6.25MM in 2020 and $9MM in...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 hours ago

Brantley uncertain for Opening Day roster

Opening Day is only a week away for the Indians, but the team is still not ready to say whether Michael Brantley might break camp with the team. The left fielder's comeback continues to go well, and that is where manager Terry Francona prefers to leave things.
Via Indians.com
18 hours ago

Tribe sets rotation for first week

The Indians have an ace and one of the game's top starters in Corey Kluber. There was no question that manager Terry Francona was going to pencil Kluber in as his Opening Day starter, as long as everything went according to plan this spring.
Via Indians.com
18 hours ago

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 7 – Yan Gomes

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 7 If there was one glaring and consistent issue on the Indians roster from the beginning of the season until the end of the World Series, it was the offensive production lacking from behind the plate. Injuries decimated the Tribe’s catching position throughout the season, as the club...

Jackson Makes Club as Cleveland Continues Finalizing Roster

As spring training wrapped up its final weekend in Arizona and Florida, the Cleveland Indians were busy working to finalize their 25-man roster to open the season. One big decision was made by the club on Sunday, as outfielder Austin Jackson has won an opportunity to start the season with the Indians. The Indians announced several other moves in a press release early Sunday afternoon...

Jury: Cleveland Indians not responsible for fan hurt by ball

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury says the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a baseball game in July 2012. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2nn7Hlj ) reports the decision late last week in a Cleveland-area county court means Keith Rawlins, of Rochester, gets no money from his lawsuit against the team. The attorney...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Did Indians GM's son leak news of Lindor contract talks?

Note to Cleveland Indians general manager Mike Chernoff: letting your son on the radio might not have been the best idea.6-year-old Brody Chernoff was a special guest in the radio booth in the 9th inning of the team’s Saturday spring training game against the Chicago White Sox. Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton couldn’t help but ask the youngster a few questions, including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 8 – Lonnie Chisenhall

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 8 Friday was a day that quite likely made the Cleveland Indians coaching staff cringe with the thought of losing several potential members of the team’s 40-man roster with just a week and a half to go before the regular season begins in Texas against the Rangers. Utility man Erik Gonzalez...

Cleveland Indians History: Get These Snakes Off This Train

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Cleveland Indians Completing Contract Extension with Jose Ramirez

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Brewers release Ryan Webb and Joba Chamberlain

The Milwaukee Brewers announced they have released veteran right-handed pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Ryan Webb. The two received minor league deals during the offseason.Chamberlain has a decade of major league experience under his belt with a career 3.81 ERA. He had an impressive 2.25 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings last season with the Cleveland Indians. According to Chad...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our World Baseball Classic championship game tickets to magically appear in our mailbox so we can see Team USA go for their first ever WBC title win.Happy birthday today to Don Chaney, Bob Costas, Sean Berry...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Back from shoulder woes, Indians' Brantley gets 2 hits

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) For most teams, seeing an All-Star get two hits in a spring training game would be no big deal. For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley singled twice, drove in a run and scored once Monday for the Indians in a 14-5 win over the Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians RHP Anderson done for year, Kipnis still sidelined

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland Indians right-hander Cody Anderson will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the 2017 season. The AL champions said Sunday that Anderson has elected to have the operation after being diagnosed with a ligament sprain. The 26-year-old made nine starts for Cleveland last season and was expected to begin this year at Triple-A Buffalo. His loss...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Indians be concerned about Jason Kipnis’ shoulder injury?

Last season, the Cleveland Indians put together one of the greatest runs in their franchise’s history, winning 94 games and making it to Game 7 of the World Series before ultimately losing to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings. While the Tribe’s pitching staff was a big reason why the team made it as far as it did, another instrumental piece to their postseason run was second baseman...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Focusing on the positives for the Cleveland Indians

Amid injuries, spring ineffectiveness, and WBC horror shows, there are other, better things we should be paying attention to. A certain negativity has injected itself into the Cleveland Indians' spring. Once focused solely around the return of Michael Brantley (which hasn't really been fixed), now we hear Jason Kipnis is being shut down for a couple weeks due to a flared up rotator...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WBC 2017: Indians players looking great on international stage

Most of them, anyway. The World Baseball Classic is well underway at this point, with Venezuela’s come-from-behind victory over Italy officially putting an end to the first round of pool play. Pool F — which features the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Venezuela — kicks off tonight with two power houses, DR and Puerto Rico, facing off at 9:00 p.m...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Kipnis likely to miss opener with sore shoulder

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is likely to miss opening day because of a sore right shoulder. Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday that Kipnis will be shut down for the next two weeks to let him recover. Kipnis has been dealing with the problem this spring and had a cortisone shot two weeks ago. Kipnis is a two-time All-Star. He hit ...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are the six players you’ll be most surprised to see in the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is underway, and so far it has been a lot of fun. Team Israel began 3-0 to advance to the next pool, Cuba and Japan cruised as they typically do, the Dominican Republic looked unstoppable in a win over Canada and the United States won on a walk-off Friday.One of the many pleasures of the WBC is checking in on players you once knew and loved whom you haven’t...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley plays five-inning simulated game

Morning news and notes for Saturday, March 11, 2017 Good news abounds. Michael Brantley set foot on a baseball field and conducted baseball-like activity without imploding. Cody Anderson may have only a UCL sprain and not a tear. Trevor Bauer has another new pitch. And, probably most importantly, it appears that T. J. House will be okay. Indians news Bauer uses full arsenal in...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen’s WBC shoes are probably not the next Jordans

We have already seen some ridiculousness in the World Baseball Classic with Israel pulling off a colossal upset of South Korea, and an absolutely hilarious play thanks to a Chinese Taipei error on a bunt. And on Tuesday, former major league pitcher Bruce Chen provided more ridiculousness with his shoe game. Chen was the starting pitcher for China against Cuba, and he did so while...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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