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Tribe's 4 HRs not enough after KC slam in 9th

@MandyBell02
June 25, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Brad Hand could only remain perfect for so long. The Indians closer entered Tuesday night a perfect 22-for-22 in save opportunities on the season before blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning in the Tribe's 8-6 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field. • Box score Through

Francona: Clevinger 'good to go' for Friday start

Indians right-hander has made two stints on IL this season
@MandyBell02
June 25, 2019

CLEVELAND -- This stint was much shorter than Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger's first trip to the injured list this season. After missing over two months with an upper back strain, Clevinger sprained his left ankle in his first start back on June 17 in Texas. The 28-year-old landed on the

Santana on being All-Star: 'I dream about that'

Indians making #VoteLos push for vet slugger with Game in Cleveland
@MandyBell02
June 25, 2019

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

Every team’s ideal Home Run Derby participant

@williamfleitch
June 25, 2019

It feels sometimes that half the fun of a Home Run Derby is imagining who isn’t there. Even at their best, we map our hopes and memories on every T-Mobile Home Run Derby, trying to envision what it would look like if prime Mark McGwire were there, or Babe Ruth

6 suggestions as we await Starters Election vote

@castrovince
June 24, 2019

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

AL 1B All-Star finalists: Cron, Santana, Voit

June 22, 2019

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

Kipnis has 'hands-on' approach with walk-off HR

Indians second baseman thrives at plate after swing adjustment
@MandyBell02
June 25, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Over the past week, Jason Kipnis has proved it can be as simple as finding a small fix in a swing to flip on an offensive switch. Since he made an adjustment with his hands nine games ago, the 32-year-old has been red-hot and he did not slow

Bauers sustains ankle injury during Indians BP

@MandyBell02
June 25, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The Indians had a scare prior to Monday night’s 3-2 walk-off win in 10 innings over the Royals after Jake Bauers dropped to the ground while shagging fly balls during batting practice, but it looks like the outfielder will be able to avoid a stint on the injured

Bradley, Indians come up big to sweep Tigers

@MandyBell02
June 23, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Bobby Bradley expected to be overwhelmed with emotion before his first big league at-bat. He wasn’t quite sure how he was going to handle it, saying, “I’m gonna have to take a lot of deep breaths. It might take me a second to get in the box. Just

Monday's top prospect performers

@Russ_Dorsey1 and @wboor and @GoldenSombrero
June 25, 2019

Here's a look at Monday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Jonathan Davis, OF (No. 29) -- 2-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB (Triple-A Buffalo) Davis isn't known for his power, but that didn't stop him from driving

Tribe calls up International League's HR leader

@MandyBell02
June 23, 2019

CLEVELAND -- A Sunday morning in a big league clubhouse is often quiet. Players and coaches are still waking up, some are over in the team’s chapel and there’s no batting practice on the field. But this Sunday, a 23-year-old ball of energy burst into the Tribe’s clubhouse. The Indians

Another Indians rookie arm shines in debut

No. 24 prospect Civale fans six in six scoreless, earns first MLB win
@MandyBell02
June 22, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Each time the Indians’ starting rotation has suffered a blow this season, the club has been able to quickly find an answer. Not only have the responses been enough to patch the gaping holes left by Mike Clevinger, Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, but the young arms they’ve

Civale called up to face Tigers; Martin DFA'd

@MandyBell02
June 22, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The writing has been on the wall for Leonys Martin. With the immediate impact rookie outfielder Oscar Mercado made during his first month in the big leagues, Martin’s struggling bat could only keep him in Cleveland for so long. The Tribe decided to part ways with Martin on

Naquin's amazing catch-throw saves the save

Defensive heroics follow Kipnis' homer-that-wasn't, late-inning rally
@MandyBell02
June 22, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The Indians had come back from a three-run deficit and were three outs away from securing a victory with closer Brad Hand on the mound. It’s a situation in which Hand has been untouchable all season. But on Friday night, for the first time in a while, Hand

Clevinger back to IL with left ankle sprain

Injury updates on Zimmer, Salazar, Otero and Kluber
@MandyBell02
June 21, 2019

CLEVELAND – And just like that, Indians starter Mike Clevinger finds himself back on the injured list. After missing two months with an upper back strain, the Indians announced on Friday before their 7-6 win over the Tigers that Clevinger was placed on the 10-day IL with a left ankle

Indians drop finale, but upbeat after strong trip

Bieber fans 8 over 6 solid innings; Santana hits team-leading 15th HR
June 20, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Indians had a moment Thursday where they might have broken through against Rangers lefty ace Mike Minor -- something that has been difficult for most teams to do all season -- but Minor slammed the door almost as quickly as Cleveland got its foot in it. In

Tribe's bats continue to rake, led by Kipnis' HRs

Luplow adds 3 RBIs, while Perez hits solo home run
June 20, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Indians’ offense has been explosive for most of June, but Jason Kipnis has only started to heat up over the past few days. On Wednesday night against the Rangers, Cleveland's offense struck again, and this time Kipnis led the way in a 10-4 victory at Globe Life

Indians prospects combine for no-hitter

@MannyOnMLB
June 21, 2019

A trio of Indians prospects combined for a no-hitter Friday night in Class A Lake County's 4-0 victory over West Michigan. Eli Lingos worked the first four innings, allowing no baserunners and striking out five. Luis Araujo worked the next two frames in order, whiffing two. Then Kellen Rholl finished

Most intriguing prospects in short season

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
June 20, 2019

While the majority of the full-season leagues throughout the Minors have already reached the midseason mark, another batch of leagues, commonly referred to as short-season leagues, are just beginning and contain many of the game’s top up-and-coming prospects. The New York-Penn and Northwest Leagues (Class A Short Season) as well

Here are future All-Stars from AL Central 

@beckjason
June 20, 2019

Next month’s All-Star Game could feature a whole lot of Minnesota Twins and a selection of players from the rest of the American League Central. That’s a reflection of the way the division race has played out. But the AL Central All-Star competition could become a lot more crowded before

Rookie Plesac continues to impress

Righty carried no-hitter into the fifth inning
June 19, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Indians rookie Zach Plesac added another quality start to his growing list of accomplishments Tuesday night, pitching deep into the game yet again in a 10-3 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed only two hits as he posted his third quality start

Teen phenom leads updated Top 100 list

@JonathanMayo
June 18, 2019

Another month and change has gone by since we last updated our Top 100 Prospects list. We’re just about at the half-way point of the 2019 Minor League season and short-season leagues have just gotten underway, so it’s a perfect time to make some tweaks to the list. This will