January 26, 2015

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Indians Michael Brantley prepping for big 2015 season after breakout 2014

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CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley had a breakout season in 2014, establishing himself as one of the game’s best players by making the All-Star team for the first time and finishing third in American League MVP voting. So, how did the Indians’ left fielder reward himself this offseason for the finest year of his baseball existence? Read More…

Cardale Jones presented with special recognition at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

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CLEVELAND — Cardale Jones was a last-minute recipient at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday night. Ohio State’s red-shirt sophomore quarterback was presented with a special recognition award alongside OSU alum and Indians player, Nick Swisher. For Jones, who led the Buckeyes to three straight wins in three starts to finish the Read More…

Indians ace Corey Kluber named top professional athlete at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

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CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Corey Kluber wasn’t an All-Star this season, but there haven’t been many awards the right-hander hasn’t won since the Midsummer Classic in July. Kluber, the American League’s 2014 Cy Young Award winner, was recognized again Thursday night as the Professional Athlete of the Year at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Read More…

Indians: Jason Kipnis has surgery on finger, expected to be ready for 2015 season

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CLEVELAND – Injuries plagued Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis last year. Now, before the 2015 season has even gotten underway, the former All-Star is dealing with another health issue. The Indians announced Wednesday that Kipnis underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger. The surgery was performed at the Cleveland Read More…

Indians sign Gavin Floyd, say his elbow is fine; four spots in rotation set

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CLEVELAND — The Indians will enter spring training with four spots in the rotation already spoken for. Cleveland signed free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd, 31, to a one-year contract worth a reported $4 million Tuesday. And according to general manager Chris Antonetti, Floyd, who has been plagued by elbow injuries the past two seasons, has a Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber named AL Cy Young Award winner

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CLEVELAND — The Indians didn’t make it back to the postseason this year, but pitcher Corey Kluber gave them a big reason to celebrate Wednesday. Kluber, the stoic and ultra-consistent right-hander, was named the American League’s Cy Young Award winner, edging 2010 winner Felix Hernandez of the Mariners, by 10 points in voting conducted by Read More…

Indians Manager Terry Francona gets contract extension

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CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona wasn’t able to lead the Indians back to the postseason, but he was still rewarded with a two-year contract extension Tuesday. Francona, 55, was originally signed to a four-year deal prior to the 2013 season. He is now under contract with the Indians through 2018, with options for the 2019 Read More…

Browns: Defense rises to the occasion

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CLEVELAND — The Browns’ offense scored two late touchdowns to secure a 23-13 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, but it was Cleveland’s defense that undoubtedly delivered the win. Much maligned after an embarrassing defeat last week to winless Jacksonville, the Browns’ bounced back in dominating fashion, defensively, shutting down Oakland for nearly the entire Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe manager Terry Francona reflects on season

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CLEVELAND — Minutes after the season was officially complete Sunday, manager Terry Francona allowed himself to reflect on what took place in 2014. Playing through injuries to key veterans and performance issues from others, the Indians were able to finish with a winning record (85-77) for the second consecutive season — something they hadn’t accomplished Read More…

Indians 7, Rays 2: Tribe goes out on a winning note

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CLEVELAND — The Indians played their 162nd game of the season Sunday at Progressive Field. They wish there were more. Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 7-2, but won’t be making a repeat playoff appearance in manager Terry Francona’s second season. Finishing on a positive note and with a winning record (85-77) will have to do for Read More…