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Gomes showing he's #ASGWorthy this month

Yan Gomes struggled to resist the temptation to tinker when he encountered offensive rough patches last season. He toyed with his swing and altered his approach, and then those patches turned into swaths and the catcher's campaign went from bad to worse.
Via Indians.com
21 minutes ago

Chisenhall placed on 7-day concussion DL

The Indians' depleted outfield got even thinner on Thursday, when Lonnie Chisenhall was shelved with what manager Terry Francona described as a lower-grade concussion.
Via Indians.com
3 hours ago

Rain postpones Indians' game vs. Reds

The Indians' game vs. the Reds Thursday night has been postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Monday, July 24, at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Via Indians.com
3 hours ago

Today in Tribe History: May 25, 1963

The Cleveland Indians send catcher (and their future manager) Doc Edwards and cash west to Kansas City in exchange for the Athletics’ Joe Azcue and Dick Howser. Edwards, signed by the Tribe in 1958, had appeared in just 63 games for Cleveland in parts of two seasons with the club as a reserve catcher. He had played just ten games in the 1963 season, hitting .258, at the time of...

Indians, Reds postponed by rain, rescheduled for July 24

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians’ game against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for July 24 at 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati has won two of three in the matchup of Ohio rivals. The Reds rallied for two runs in the ninth inning off Cody Allen for a 4-3 win on Wednesday night. After avoiding a game-ending double play, Billy Hamilton scored...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 hours ago

Reds’ speedster Billy Hamilton scores go-ahead run from first on single to left field

Cincinnati Reds’ center fielder Billy Hamilton is known for his remarkable speed, especially on the basepaths, and he showed that off in amazing fashion Wednesday night. With the Reds trailing the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Arismendy Alcantara on third and Hamilton on first, and Cody Allen pitching for Cleveland, Hamilton took off with the pitch and Zach Cozart...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians and Reds Continue Home-and-Home Series from Cleveland

After each club earned a win in Cincinnati to open their interleague home-and-home series (or maybe, a road-and-road series for the pessimist in the crowd), the Reds and the Indians will wrap up the four-game series with two games from Progressive Field on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The Reds (21-24) won Monday’s series opener from Great American Ball Park with solo runs in...

Yan Gomes isn’t terrible anymore

The Indians catcher has had a huge bounce-back season. Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes wasn’t just bad in 2016. For a legitimate major leaguer, which Gomes had long established him as by that point, bad is something like half a win and a wRC+ around 75. But for Gomes, that would have been a dream season compared to what he actually went through. Much digital ink has been spilled...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

MLB Draft 2017: Cleveland Indians outfielder system depth

We begin our MLB Draft 2017 coverage with a look at the depth of outfielders in the Indians farm system. The biggest question mark for the Cleveland Indians right now on offense is the outfield. Michael Brantley is one of the best in the game over in left field, and Lonnie Chisenhall has been an above-average player when roaming either right or center, but Chisenhall’s currently...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians win with homers and hustle

Brad Zimmer hustled, Jason Kipnis hustled, Jose Ramirez hustled, and Trevor Bauer hustled if a pitcher can really hustle I don’t know. Hustle, hustle, hustle. It’s a sports cliche as old as sports, but the Cleveland Indians hustled all game long and it resulted in a 5-3, series-opening win against the Houston Astros. Terry Francona reportedly talked with players prior to today’s...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the biggest concern for the Cleveland Indians in 2017?

The Cleveland Indians have not been firing on all cylinders to the season (at least by the standards of last season) with a 20-19 record heading into their weekend series in Texas with the Houston Astros, who own the best record in baseball at 29-12. There have been a few issues that the Indians have had in their first 39 games to start the season but which of their issues is the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Indians’ slow start is no cause for panic

After underachieving for the first month of the season, it appeared that the Cleveland Indians were finally hitting their stride; they had won 12 of their last 18 games and held a 17-13 record – good enough for the top spot in the AL Central.  Since then, the Tribe has dropped six of their last nine games and find themselves in third place behind the Minnesota Twins and Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have best local TV ratings in MLB, despite poor in-person attendance

For decades and decades, fans, media and franchises measured a baseball team’s popularity by ballpark attendance. And according to that criteria, the Cleveland Indians—currently 28th in Major League Baseball in average home attendance—don’t get a lot of love. But of course it’s no longer sensible to measure a team’s audience by its in-person attendance. With most teams’...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Minor League Player of the Week: May 12 - May 18

Who were the top Tribe prospect performers the past seven days? It wasn’t even a contest last week as Triston McKenzie steamrolled the competition with 75 percent of the vote, thanks to his 14 strikeout performance over six shutout innings. This week, some young lower-level talent make themselves known with some strong games while a few veterans show they still have plenty of...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew McCo​naughey spotted at Indians game

Matthew McConaughey is in Cleveland to shoot an upcoming film, titled "White Boy Rick." While in town, the actor and sports junkie attended Monday night’s Indians-Rays game at Progressive Field while rocking a hat which simply said “Alright.” He also had a very Rust Cohle look going, minus the cigarettes and Lone Star beers. That is, of course, a reference to McConaughey...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco leaves start for Indians with pectoral tightness

Carlos Carrasco left his start on Monday for the Cleveland Indians against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning with what the team is terming pectoral tightness. Carrasco allowed a run in each of the innings he pitched and was charged with a fifth in the fourth inning, when he exited the game. There were signs that something was off with him as his fastball velocity was down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona takes shot at Kevin Cash with scoreboard stats

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is a well-known practical joker. And with Kevin Cash’s Tampa Bay Rays in town, Francona couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a shot at his friend. Cash played under Francona with the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008 and worked for him as bullpen coach with the Indians in 2013 and 2014 before being hired by the Rays to replace Joe Maddon as...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel delays Twins-Indians game for five minutes

Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was delayed for nearly five minutes after a rather frisky squirrel found his way onto the field.Fans and players were reduced to mere onlookers as the grounds crew chased the fury friend all over the park, trying desperately to get it to exit through a left field door.The squirrel had other ideas, however. After...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Painting a New Picture of Jose Ramirez

In your mind, you might have an idea of the relative strengths of the Indians’ Jose Ramirez. He’s what many might term a “good little player” — and that’s not a comment on his 5-foot-8 stature. It’s about the fact that he can run a little, hit for a little power, make a little contact, and play a few positions. Useful, but maybe not a star. Then you might look at his...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians owner looking for middle ground on Chief Wahoo

Cleveland Indians owner, chairman and CEO Paul Dolan recently spoke to a group of people at Temple Emanu El Brotherhood’s 27th annual Sports Night. One of the issues that came up was the team’s continued use of the controversial Chief Wahoo.“Dolan said (commissioner Rob) Manfred had reached out to the franchise about its logo, particularly after a Canadian lawsuit was filed...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Encarnacion gets standing ovation from Blue Jays fans in return to Toronto (VIDEO)

Edwin Encarnacion spent the better part of his MLB career — which has spanned 12 full seasons — with the Blue Jays, and had a lot of great moments in Toronto. Now in his 13th season, after signing with the Indians in the offseason, Encarnacion is no longer donning a Blue Jays jersey, but is still revered by fans. Encarnacion returned to Rogers Centre for the first time on Monday...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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