Indians’ Kluber has cast removed, making progress

Baseball 05/23/19, 15:58

Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Kluber can begin range of motion and that he ...

Indians designate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

Baseball 05/22/19, 12:16

The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk.The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training, batted .210 with two home runs and seven RBIs ...

Indians’ Clevinger making fast recovery from back strain

Baseball 05/16/19, 15:52

Mike Clevinger's comeback is speeding along like one of his fastballs.Cleveland's starter has made startling progress from an upper back strain that threatened his season and was expected to sideline him for several months. But the right-hander, who wasn't expected to be able to pick up a ball for at ...

Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins 6-2

Baseball 04/24/19, 15:41

Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs, Jake Bauers' eighth-inning single scored the go-ahead run and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Wednesday.Martin Prado's two-out homer for Miami tied the game in the top of the eighth, but the Indians responded by scoring four times to ...

Indians RHP Clevinger out at least 6 weeks with back injury

Baseball 04/09/19, 11:07

Cleveland Indians starter Mike Clevinger will miss at least six weeks with a back muscle injury.The Indians placed the right-hander on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday. He was pulled from Sunday's 3-1 victory against Toronto after five innings and 75 pitches.The team announced Tuesday that Clevinger has strained ...

Bauer pulled after 7 no-hit innings in Indians’ 4-1 win

Baseball 04/04/19, 20:37

Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and watched from the dugout as Toronto's Freddy Galvis broke up Cleveland's bid for a combined no-hitter with a leadoff single in the ninth inning of the Indians' 4-1 win Thursday night.Bauer was attempting to ...

Indians give manager Francona extension through 2022 season

Sports 04/03/19, 06:58

The Cleveland Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season.Francona's deal was set to expire after 2020. But as he begins his seventh season with the Indians, the club decided to lengthen its relationship with the popular manager for at least another two ...

Leading off: Awaiting word on Turner, Lindor; Pillar in SF

Baseball 04/02/19, 21:55

A look at what's a happening around the majors Wednesday:FINGERS CROSSEDThe Nationals are awaiting word on shortstop Trea Turner's injured finger. Turner was hit by a pitch on the index finger of his right hand while squaring to bunt Tuesday. He was examined briefly on the field by a trainer ...

Indians star Lindor to miss more time with ankle injury

Baseball 04/02/19, 13:30

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss more time because of a sprained left ankle that has delayed his season debut.Lindor was making a steady recovery from a strained right calf when he injured his ankle running the bases during a minor league scrimmage last week in Goodyear, Arizona.The three-time ...

Setback for Indians star Lindor, with sprained ankle

Sports 03/27/19, 13:31

Cleveland Indians star Francisco Lindor's recovery from a strained right calf muscle has been set back by another injury: a sprained left ankle.Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday in Minnesota, where the Indians will start the season, that Lindor was hurt running the bases in an intrasquad game.The three-time All-Star shortstop ...

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 ...

Indians not sure whether Jose Ramirez will play in opener

Sports 03/25/19, 17:54

Cleveland is not sure whether Jose Ramirez will play in Thursday's opener at Minnesota.The All-Star third baseman took ground balls on Monday at the Indians' spring training complex in Arizona, a day after he fouled a pitch off the area below his left knee and left the field in a ...

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 ...

Indians tab Kluber for 5th straight opening-day start

Baseball 03/23/19, 19:10

Corey Kluber will start on opening day for the Cleveland Indians for the fifth consecutive season, matching a franchise record.The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner was given the nod Saturday by manager Terry Francona.Stan Coveleski is the only other Cleveland pitcher to start five straight openers. Bob Feller holds ...

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, ...

Indians ace Kluber makes 1st spring start, faces Reds

Baseball 03/11/19, 20:07

The Cleveland Indians were waiting for the right time to turn Cory Kluber loose in spring inning.Kluber made his first Cactus League start Monday, pitching 3 2/3 innings against Cincinnati and giving up three runs and six hits, including a homer by Yasiel Puig.Indians manager Terry Francona wanted to limit ...

Indians to count on strong starting pitching again in 2019

Baseball 03/09/19, 12:48

Presumably, they will all be ready to pitch the first week of the season. Right now, Cleveland's loaded starting rotation is in limbo. With the March 28 opener at Minnesota drawing near, manager Terry Francona has yet to say who he will start against the Twins or how he will configure ...

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 09:46

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Cleveland IndiansManager: Terry Francona (seventh season).2018: 91-71, first place, lost to Houston in Division Series.Training Town: Goodyear, Arizona.Park: ...

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