April 28, 2015

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Indians: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendan ejected in loss to Tribe

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Felix Hernandez left in the second inning of his final tuneup before Seattle’s opener. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t last much longer. McClendon was ejected in the fourth inning of Cleveland’s 8-6 win over Seattle on Tuesday. Brandon Moss’ two-run homer in the first gave the Indians a 4-3 lead against King Read More…

Indians: Healthy Brandon Moss is hitting ball with authority

Cleveland slugger Brandon Moss follows through on a three-run home run. Moss is regaining his power stroke. (AP FILE PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Coming off offseason hip surgery, Indians outfielder Brandon Moss wants to again be able to change games with his bat. He hit 18 home runs in only 84 games in 2012 and 30 home runs in 2013 for the Oakland Athletics. Last year, he belted 21 home runs and had 66 RBI Read More…

Indians: Zach McAllister earns last rotation spot

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Zach McAllister and T.J. House earned the final two jobs in the Indians’ starting rotation. Manager Terry Francona told the pitchers Sunday before House started an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox. The left-handed House and McAllister will follow Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer in a 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: Nick Swisher’s recovery from knee surgery slows

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday he doesn’t expect slugger Nick Swisher to be ready for the April 6 season opener at Houston. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees in August and has been slower to recover than expected. Swisher only began running the bases last week and is expected to play Read More…

Indians: Gavin Floyd could miss season

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians lost their gamble on Gavin Floyd. The right-hander will have surgery on a fractured bone in his right elbow and could miss the season. Floyd, who missed most of last season with Atlanta with the same injury, will have the operation today at the Cleveland Clinic. “He is certainly out 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…

Indians: Brad Miller delivers homers

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Brad Miller hit two home runs and Mike Zunino also connected as the Seattle Mariners beat the Indians 4-3 Monday in exhibition play. Cleveland designated hitter Brandon Moss got his first at-bats in a game after October hip surgery and hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie it 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…