Indians’ Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup

Sports 03/26/19, 20:53

Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee.Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Ramirez should be ready to go for the opener at Minnesota. The All-Star third baseman worked out Monday ...

Indians’ Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup

Baseball 03/26/19, 17:47

Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee.Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Ramirez should be ready to go for the opener at Minnesota. The All-Star third baseman worked out Monday ...

Stamets’ grand slam sends Indians past Rangers 10-1

Sports 03/25/19, 22:41

Rookie shortstop Eric Stamets hit a fourth-inning grand slam, his first home run of the spring, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Monday night.Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run homer in the ninth, and Greg Allen had a bases-loaded triple in the eighth.Stamets will start at shortstop ...

Indians’ Ramirez hurts knee, uncertain for opening day

Baseball 03/24/19, 20:34

The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing.A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off his leg Sunday in a spring training game. His status for opening day was uncertain.X-rays were negative. ...

Indians star 3B Ramirez bruises left knee, carted off field

Sports 03/24/19, 15:45

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has been carted off the field with a bruised left knee after fouling a ball of himself in a spring training game.The two-time All-Star was injured Sunday against the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland's final exhibition of the year in Arizona. Ramirez was being ...

Injured duo Lindor, Kipnis to miss opening day for Indians

Baseball 03/22/19, 20:53

Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis have been ruled out for opening day by the Cleveland Indians.The team said Friday night that neither player will be ready for Thursday's opener at Minnesota. Lindor will start the year on the 10-day injured list. He has been recovering from ...

American League Central capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 12:07

Capsules of American League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Cleveland IndiansFILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona sits in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, ...

Lindor to play in minor game as recovers from injury

Baseball 03/13/19, 12:34

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor was to play in a controlled minor league game, a major step in his recovery from a calf strain.Lindor was expected to bat three times and play in the field Wednesday. The Indians remain hopeful that he'll be ready for the club's March 28 opener ...

Indians’ All-Star Lindor focused on health, not big contract

Baseball 02/18/19, 12:10

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor says now is not the time to worry about a long-term contract.The 25-year-old shortstop spoke Monday for the first time since straining his right calf during an offseason workout in Florida. Lindor, who could miss and opening day, said he's only focused on getting healthy ...

Indians All-Star SS Lindor out 2 months with calf strain

Baseball 02/08/19, 13:22

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor likely will miss the start of the season with a strained right calf.Lindor, one of baseball's best all-around players, sustained the injury recently while working out in Orlando, Florida. He was checked Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic and it confirmed a moderate sprain.The Indians anticipate ...

Betts, deGrom, Davis get big-money deals, avoid arbitration

Sports 01/12/19, 00:07

AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on track for hearings.Betts and ...

Indians trade INF Gonzalez to Pirates in 5-player swap

Baseball 11/14/18, 17:36

The Indians traded one of their extra pieces. They're keeping their bigger ones — for now.Cleveland began what could be a busy offseason on Wednesday by dealing versatile infielder Erik Gonzalez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a five-player swap.The AL Central champions sent the 27-year-old Gonzalez, who appeared ...

Gonzalez, Bregman lift Astros over Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead

Baseball 10/06/18, 20:09

Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Alex Bregman homered for the second straight day and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Saturday to take a 2-0 AL Division Series lead.Francisco Lindor put Cleveland ahead with a third-inning homer off winner Gerrit Cole, but Gonzalez gave the Astros ...

A capsule look at the Indians-Astros playoff series

Baseball 10/03/18, 20:39

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros:___Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:37 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at Cleveland, TBA; x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Cleveland, TBA; x-Game ...

Make-up game: Indians stars try to erase October ’17 failure

Baseball 10/03/18, 18:08

October's immense pressure can breed stars or break them. Last year, it cracked Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez.Dynamic from April until September, Cleveland's All-Star duo was dreadful in the postseason."It was surprising to me," Indians center fielder Jason Kipnis said as the club prepared to face Houston in the AL ...

Indians debating final roster spot for ALDS vs Astros

Baseball 10/03/18, 15:30

Indians manager Terry Francona has finalized his 25-man roster for the AL Division Series against Houston except for one spot.Francona said Wednesday that either outfielder Raja Davis or utility infielder Erik Gonzalez will be the last addition to the roster. The Indians open the series on Friday in Houston against ...

Carrasco and Bauer stifle Royals’ bats in Indians’ 2-1 win

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:59

Carlos Carrasco was sharp in Cleveland's regular-season finale, then proclaimed himself ready for what's next to come.Carrasco and Trevor Bauer combined for a five-hitter, Francisco Lindor homered and scored twice, and the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.Carrasco (17-10) was working with a limited pitch count in ...

Donaldson powers 10-run inning, Indians beat Royals 14-6

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:57

Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Cleveland Indians past the Kansas City Royals 14-6 Friday night.The AL Central champion Indians improved to 90-70, marking the third time in team history they've won at least 90 in three straight years.Jason Kipnis' homer ...

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