April 17, 2014

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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…

Santana still a work in progress at third

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette GOODYEAR, Ariz. — According to manager Terry Francona, this is how it went down with Carlos Santana and the switch to third base: “This was his idea. He came to us at the end of the year because he did not want to be a fulltime DH, which we understand. Read More…

Tribe: Masterson has made his pitch, deal appears imminent

PEORIA, Ariz. — Ace right-hander Justin Masterson is doing what he can to remain in Cleveland. Now, it’s the Indians’ turn. Masterson’s agent Randy Rowley told numerous media outlets Tuesday night that his client, who could demand a lucrative, long-term contract as a free agent next year, is open to signing a shorter-termed, less expensive Read More…

Axford eager to close for Indians

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette GOODYEAR, Ariz. — John Axford talks about a number of things that enticed him to sign a free-agent contract with the Indians this offseason. But make no mistake, the hard-throwing right-hander is in Cleveland for one reason and one reason only: “The main (thing) was obviously that I could close Read More…

Tribe: Michael Bourn wants to be spark

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians only got a glimpse last year of what Michael Bourn can do. Injuries and getting acclimated to his first season in the American League prevented them from seeing the rest. “Nicks and bangs come throughout the season, but last year, I felt it a little bit,” said Bourn, who missed Read More…