December 22, 2014

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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 pick up power bat in trade for A’s Brandon Moss

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CLEVELAND — The Indians addressed the need for more power in their lineup. Now Brandon Moss has to provide it. Cleveland finalized a trade Monday — the first of the winter meetings — that has been in the works for weeks by acquiring Moss, a first baseman/outfielder and All-Star last season, from the Oakland Athletics Read More…

Ohio State refuses to take Michigan lightly

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COLUMBUS — Forget the 5-6 record and the talk about Brady Hoke getting fired. When Ohio State’s coaches and players look at Michigan, they see a dangerous powerhouse desperate because it’s cornered. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was asked this week if he could tell Michigan had “issues.” “No, because you watch videotape and the talent 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…

Indians disappointed in season, but see bright days ahead

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CLEVELAND — When their disjointed season ended, the Indians didn’t agonize over missing the playoffs. They did that a few days earlier. Following Sunday’s finale at home, there was nothing to do but move on. Corey Kluber took a lap around the clubhouse, the dominating Cy Young candidate stopping to share a heartfelt hug with 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…

Michael Brantley, Bryan Shaw reach milestones but Indians fall to Rays

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CLEVELAND — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley reached a milestone and setup man Bryan Shaw set a team record Saturday night. Both of them, however, were overshadowed by another poor defensive performance by the Tribe. A throwing error by Lonnie Chisenhall and a bouncing toss by Mike Aviles led to two runs, allowing the Tampa Read More…