April 18, 2015

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Indians’ Brandon Moss stuck in a slump, eager to get hot at plate

Cleveland sluggers Brandon Moss is in search of his hitting stroke. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss, an All-Star for the first time in his career last year with the Oakland A’s, was projected to provide much-needed pop this season to a largely powerless Indians offense. Thus far, he has yet to bring his big bat to Cleveland. Moss enters the series opener at Minnesota tonight without a Read More…

Analysis: Precarious situation as Tigers own Indians

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On June 21, the Indians should send a card to the Detroit Tigers. After all, the four-time Central Division champions are their daddy. There’s no use fighting it anymore, Tribe fans. The Tigers own the Indians. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and the boys are proving it year in and year out. It’s a fact, and Read More…

Indians: Miguel Cabrera owns House, has four RBIs before lefty is pulled in second

The Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall can't catch a wide throw as Detroit’s Rajai Davis steals third base. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, the Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement while re-affirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Tigers wreck Opening Day

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — There was a brand-new look and a different vibe at Progressive Field for the home opener Friday afternoon. The end result for the Indians against four-time defending Central Division champion Detroit, however, remained the same — another loss. With their revamped park packed (sellout crowd of 35,789) full of Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber agrees to contract extension

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CLEVELAND — When the Indians take the field tonight in Houston, they won’t only be celebrating the start of a new baseball season. Cleveland made it official Easter Sunday, announcing it had agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with defending Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. Reports surfaced Saturday night Kluber and the Read More…

Indians: Opening Day roster is all but complete

Reliever Austin Adams was the final player to make the Indians’ Opening Day roster. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians optioned slugger Jesus Aguilar to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, while informing infielder Michael Martinez he would not make team. The moves provided some insight into how Cleveland’s 25-man roster is likely to shape up on Opening Day. Nick Swisher (knee) will not be on the roster Opening Day, but is expected to Read More…

Sports Illustrated picks Indians to win the Series

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As if competing in a much-improved Central Division isn’t enough for the Indians to deal with this season, now they have the “Sports Illustrated jinx” to worry about. The magazine, long known for its incorrect cover predictions, picks the Indians to win their first World Series title since 1948. The regional cover, one of four Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber signs one-year deal

Corey Kluber has signed a one-year deal with the Indians. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Corey Kluber signed a contract with the Indians on Wednesday, but it wasn’t the multi-year deal many believe the two parties are negotiating this spring. Kluber, the American League’s defending Cy Young award winner, agreed to a one-year contract, with terms undisclosed. He was Cleveland’s final arbitration-eligible player unsigned. Kluber, who turns 29 on April Read More…

Carrasco learns valuable outlook in bullpen

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Carrasco was one of the American League’s most dominating starting pitchers over the final two months of last season. Now, it’s time to see if he can do it for an entire year. Carrasco is among four Indians pitchers — fellow right-handers Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Read More…

Indians: Brandon Moss making most of second chance

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Brandon Moss learned something about himself five years ago, and it saved his big league career. “In 2010, I figured out what type of hitter I was,” he said. “It was just one of those things where you come to the realization that: ‘I’m not a guy that’s going to hit .300 Read More…