March 5, 2015

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Indians pitcher Salazar involved in police investigation

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CLEVELAND – Indians pitcher Danny Salazar was investigated for involvement in a possible sexual assault complaint. The team confirmed knowledge of a police investigation Wednesday in a statement from general manager Chris Antonetti. “We are aware of an investigation involving Danny,” Antonetti said. “Since this potentially could become a legal matter, we won’t have any Read More…

Indians: 3B Urshela, LHP Ryan Merritt win minor league awards

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Third baseman Giovanny Urshela and LHP Ryan Merritt were named the Indians’ minor league players of the year on Monday. Urshela was the Lou Boudreau Award winner — top position player — while Merritt was the Bob Feller Award winner for top pitcher. Urshela, 23, split last season with Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron, batting Read More…

Indians Michael Brantley prepping for big 2015 season after breakout 2014

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CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley had a breakout season in 2014, establishing himself as one of the game’s best players by making the All-Star team for the first time and finishing third in American League MVP voting. So, how did the Indians’ left fielder reward himself this offseason for the finest year of his baseball existence? Read More…

Indians ace Corey Kluber named top professional athlete at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

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CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Corey Kluber wasn’t an All-Star this season, but there haven’t been many awards the right-hander hasn’t won since the Midsummer Classic in July. Kluber, the American League’s 2014 Cy Young Award winner, was recognized again Thursday night as the Professional Athlete of the Year at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Read More…

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…