April 23, 2014

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Late Monday Tribe: Francona wins the one that counts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Terry Francona asked crew chief Mike Winters to review a collision at the plate, and the umpire obliged. The call was confirmed, denying Cleveland the go-ahead run, but the Indians manager appreciated how smoothly the new replay process went. The Indians later delivered on their chances in the ninth, with Nyjer Morgan Read More…

Tribe: Gomes, Tribe finalize pact

Editor’s note: The Indians-A’s game had not been completed at press time. OAKLAND, Calif. — Catcher Yan Gomes and the Indians completed a six-year, $23 million contract Monday after his breakout season last year. Gomes’ deal includes club options for 2020 and ’21 that could bring the total to $42 million over eight years — Read More…

Tribe: Carrasco lands last spot, Tomlin slated for consistent work in the minors

Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco earned the final spot in the starting pitching rotation. (AP PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Carrasco has earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Indians. The Indians said Wednesday that Carrasco will start the home operner April 4 against Minnesota. Cleveland chose Carrasco over Josh Tomlin. Carrasco joins Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar in the rotation. The 27-year-old Carrasco made Read More…

Tribe: Josh Tomlin takes loss

Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis makes a catch on a ball hit by the Rangers’ J.P. Arencibia in the second inning. (AP PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Robbie Ross gave a strong audition in his bid to join the Texas rotation, pitching seven shutout innings that led the Rangers over the Indians 5-0 Tuesday. Ross allowed just four hits, striking out eight and walking three. The Rangers did not commit to Ross after the game but his performance left Read More…

Tribe: Bourn to be put on DL

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will start the season on the disabled list because of a tight left hamstring, though he could return within the first week. The Indians will put Bourn on the DL before their opener March 31 at Oakland. The move can be made retroactive and sideline him for Read More…

Tribe: Carrasco struggles in loss to Oakland

Gary Schatz | The Gazette GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Sam Fuld scored two runs on two singles and a walk, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Indians 13-3 on Wednesday. The center fielder has scored 13 runs in 12 games as the A’s leadoff hitter. Yoenis Cespedes, who snapped an 0 for 23 slump Monday, drove Read More…

Tribe: Carlos Santana delivers in win

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross, enhancing his chance of opening the season as the Indians’ starting third baseman and helping Cleveland beat the San Diego Padres 12-7 Wednesday. Santana is moving from catcher to third base, where he is competing with Lonnie Chisenhall for the starting spot. Read More…

Tribe: Jason Kipnis knows team comes first

Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis practices balancing the baseball on the end of his bat during spring training. (AP FILE PHOTO)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At the age of 27, Jason Kipnis may not have arrived, but it sure looks like he’s pulling down the street to his destination. The second baseman reached a number of goals during a top-shelf 2013 season that included his first appearances in the All-Star Game and postseason. Still, as the regular Read More…

Tribe: Danny Salazar is solid in start

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It was debut day for phenom Danny Salazar. The right-hander, who had been limited to bullpen sessions and a simulated game against Indians minor leaguers made his first exhibition appearance Monday in an 8-3 loss to the Angels at Goodyear Ballpark. Scheduled to work two innings or throw 30-35 pitches, Salazar came Read More…

All eyes focused on Salazar

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette MESA, Ariz. — The Indians played an exhibition game against Chicago at brand new CubsPark, but all eyes were on a Goodyear practice field Friday morning. That’s where phenom Danny Salazar pitched for the first time under game conditions. The right-hander, who had been limited to bullpen sessions since arriving Read More…