February 9, 2016

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Indians notes: Tribe’s core players in it for the long haul

CLEVELAND — Whether they make the postseason or not, manager Terry Francona and the Indians’ team leaders are all in. They hope the rest of the team is, too. On the request of Francona, some of Cleveland’s core group of players — including Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes — designed a Read More…

Indians down White Sox, keep playoff hopes alive

CLEVELAND — With two weeks remaining in the regular season and a chance to qualify for the postseason, the Indians know the score. Win or go home. “I think we better play good,” manager Terry Francona said after his team wrapped up a lengthy homestand Sunday with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox. “The Read More…

Indians notes: Trevor Bauer removed from rotation

CLEVELAND — With reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber returning Thursday, manager Terry Francona announced that the Indians would not employ a six-man rotation. The odd man out is enigmatic right-hander Trevor Bauer, who will pitch out of the bullpen. Bauer’s season began well — 2.94 ERA over his first 11 starts Read More…

Corey Kluber, on pitch count, loses to Royals in return

CLEVELAND — It was not a triumphant return for Indians ace Corey Kluber, and Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante had plenty to do with that. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner took the mound for the first time in more than two weeks Thursday night at Progressive Field, and the right-hander was Read More…

Indians 5, Royals 1: Francisco Lindor on display in Tribe’s latest win

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CLEVELAND – Forget American League Rookie of the Year. Francisco Lindor may just be a candidate for MVP — at least where the Indians are concerned. As they have been numerous times since his promotion from the minors in mid-June, all of Lindor’s abilities were on display Wednesday night at Progressive Field, as the Indians Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor, AL Rookie of the Year?

CLEVELAND — Though he entered Wednesday playing in only 81 games this season, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is receiving strong American League Rookie of the Year consideration. “When you start doing what he’s doing, you kind of get people’s attention,” manager Terry Francona said of the 21-year-old Lindor, who in addition to providing top-shelf defense, Read More…

Carlos Carrasco back on track, leads Indians past Royals

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco appears to be back on track. The right-hander, who was roughed up in his first outing off the disabled list, pitched much better the second time around, helping the Indians to an 8-3 win Monday night in the series opener against Kansas City at Progressive Field. Carrasco allowed just a run Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber expected to return Thursday

CLEVELAND — The Indians are pegging Thursday for Corey Kluber’s return to the rotation. Kluber, who has been nursing a right hamstring strain, threw a “light” bullpen session Monday at Progressive Field and will work out prior to tonight’s game. Manager Terry Francona left open the option of delaying Kluber’s first appearance since Aug. 29, Read More…

Indians general manager Mark Shapiro is leaving Cleveland for Toronto

Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro, right, speaks at a news conference as Indians owner Paul Dolan listens. Shapiro, who has had several prominent roles in nearly 24 years with Cleveland, will become the Toronto Blue Jays’ president and CEO following this season. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Mark Shapiro made it official Monday in a news conference at Progressive Field: He’s leaving the Indians organization after 24 years. Ending weeks of speculation, Shapiro, Cleveland’s president the past five years, announced he was accepting the same position with the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of the of the season. He Read More…

Bauer shuts down Angels

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer had plenty of excuses not to pitch well in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. He didn’t need to use any of them. Pressed into service for an ill Danny Salazar on a chilly night at Progressive Field, Bauer rose to the occasion Read More…