August 2, 2015

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McAllister could hold key to Tribe’s fate

The Indians’ fate this season could hinge on Zach McAllister’s right arm. That looked like a losing proposition Friday during a disappointing home opener played in a stiff wind but under brilliant sunshine. McAllister started, struggled and took the loss in an 8-4 defeat to the despised Detroit Tigers. McAllister didn’t get much help from Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber agrees to contract extension

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CLEVELAND — When the Indians take the field tonight in Houston, they won’t only be celebrating the start of a new baseball season. Cleveland made it official Easter Sunday, announcing it had agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with defending Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. Reports surfaced Saturday night Kluber and the Read More…

Indians: Opening Day roster is all but complete

Reliever Austin Adams was the final player to make the Indians’ Opening Day roster. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians optioned slugger Jesus Aguilar to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, while informing infielder Michael Martinez he would not make team. The moves provided some insight into how Cleveland’s 25-man roster is likely to shape up on Opening Day. Nick Swisher (knee) will not be on the roster Opening Day, but is expected to Read More…

Indians: Madison Bumgarner outduels Cleveland’s Corey Kluber

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber as the San Francisco Giants completed their Arizona portion of the exhibition season by beating the Indians 5-2 Wednesday. Bumgarner allowed one run and five hits in four innings with four strikeouts in his final tuneup for Monday’s opener Read More…

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…