August 4, 2015

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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…

Indians Notes: Nick Swisher progressing slowly, but Brandon Moss ahead of schedule

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Manager Terry Francona disputed the notion that Nick Swisher’s progress has slowed. Swisher has been relegated to live batting practice and a structured running and agility program as he attempts to come back from offseason surgery on both knees. “It seems to me that when something is introduced, that the first day Read More…

Commentary: Despite Atlanta’s huge lead in standings, Cavaliers best team in East

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The Cavaliers aren’t a perfect team — anyone who has watched Matthew Dellavedova play point guard for longer than a five-minute stretch can see that — but they are the best team in the Eastern Conference. The NBA standings don’t back up that claim, of course, but the Cavs are the team no one wants Read More…

Indians 9, Reds 3: Tribe takes rubber match of three-game series

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians won the rubber match of a three-game exhibition opening series against the Reds on Thursday, 9-3 in front of 3,143 fans at Goodyear Ballpark. Cleveland erased a 1-0 deficit with five runs in the top of the fifth inning, two apiece on shortstop Jose Ramirez’s single and catcher Yan Gomes’ Read More…

Indians: Stardom predicted for Francisco Lindor, but Tribe not rushing him to majors

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Francisco Lindor is growing up before the Indians’ eyes. Next step: graduation to the major leagues. “He’s so young,” manager Terry Francona said of the 21-year-old, who was Cleveland’s first-round draft choice (eighth overall) in 2011 and is considered the organization’s top prospect. “Everywhere he’s played he’s been the youngest guy. Eventually, Read More…

Indians Notes: Fifth-starter candidates Josh Tomlin, T.J. House on display

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — A pair of pitchers vying for the final spot in the rotation — right-hander Josh Tomlin and left-hander T.J. House — were on display Wednesday at Goodyear Ballpark. Tomlin, 30, spent the majority of last season with the Indians, going 6-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 25 games (16 starts). “He came Read More…