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Cleveland Indians Spring Training tickets go on sale Dec. 10

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced that tickets for 2019 Cactus League play at Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona will go sale online on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. MST. The Indians will open their spring slate against the Cincinnati Reds on Feb. 23 at Goodyear Ballpark at 1:05 p.m. local time.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Goodyear, AZ, on February 13, and the full squad reports on February 17.

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced that tickets for 2019 Cactus League play at Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona will go sale online on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. MST. The Indians will open their spring slate against the Cincinnati Reds on Feb. 23 at Goodyear Ballpark at 1:05 p.m. local time.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Goodyear, AZ, on February 13, and the full squad reports on February 17.

Goodyear Ballpark will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary season in 2019 with some special events and giveaways (see below).

TICKET ON SALE

Single-game tickets for Tribe Spring Training games go on sale online only at Indians.com/Spring on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 AM MST.

Season Tickets: Goodyear Season Tickets offer significant savings over Single-Game prices, along with premium seat locations, merchandise and concession discount vouchers, Season Ticket Holder Appreciation party access and more. Season Tickets can be purchased at Indians.com/Spring and are on sale now.

Mini Plans: Fans have the opportunity to pick any three (3) or more games of their choice from both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds home schedules. Mini Plans are on sale now online.

Groups: Outings offer discounted tickets, personalized service, scoreboard welcome and more. Group tickets are on sale now.

Flex Books: Ten (10) ticket vouchers, specially priced, in the Infield Box or Outfield Box that can be used for any Indians game or games at Goodyear Ballpark during the 2019 season. (Subject to availability.)

Cleveland Indians Spring Training tickets will be available at Indians.com, Goodyear Ballpark's Ticket Office (opens January 10), by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or 1-866-48-TRIBE.

TRAVEL PACKAGES

Indians fans should call 1-855-298-5444 for more details and to book a Spring Training trip today.

PROMOTIONAL DAYS/SPECIAL EVENTS

2019 at Goodyear Ballpark includes many promotions and special events, including fireworks, player autographs, a Jose Ramirez bobblehead, a limited edition 10th anniversary season commemorative ticket, Catch on the Field, Kids Days Sundays and more.

The full promotional/special event calendar is available at Indians.com/Spring.

The Tribe will play 15 games as the home team at Goodyear Ballpark, plus 19 away games. They will have three split-squad games (Feb. 27, March 13 & March 20) and four night games at Goodyear Ballpark (all 6:10 p.m. local time):

  • March 1 vs. Los Angeles-NL
  • March 8 vs. San Francisco
  • March 20 vs. Los Angeles-AL
  • March 22 vs. Chicago-NL

 

The Tribe will play two exhibition games in Arlington on March 25 and March 26 before their season opener at Minnesota on March 28.

2019 FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGES

Three unique and popular behind-the-scenes Fan Experience packages are available for fans this Spring in Goodyear, including:

On-Field Workout: A 90-minute, post-game on-field workout session hosted on Fields 1 and 2 at the Player Development Complex. Fans will have the opportunity to take cuts in the indoor batting cages, field ground balls in the infield, shag fly balls in the outfield and compete in an individual batting challenge competition.

  • Dates: March 9, 23
  • Cost: $130/person

 

Player/Broadcaster Meet-n-Greet: A 60-minute, postgame meet-and-greet and Q&A session with 2-3 Indians players and a member of the Indians Broadcast team. This fan favorite event will be hosted at the recently renovated Right Field Pavilion at Goodyear Ballpark, and will include light snacks and refreshments during the event. A cash bar will also be available.

  • Dates: March 3, 17
  • Cost: $105/person

 

Batting Practice Fan Zone: Fans will have a chance to watch pregame batting practice up close and personal on the field, directly behind the batting cage on Field 1 at the Player Development Complex.

  • Date: March 8, 22
  • Cost: $80/person

 

To book your Fan Experience Package visit Indians.com/Spring or call the Goodyear Ballpark ticket office at 623-882-3130. The packages go on sale Monday, Dec. 10.

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Indians & RHP Carlos Carrasco agree to contract extension

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP CARLOS CARRASCO to a four-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 campaign.

Carrasco, 31, has recorded double-digit win totals and made at least 25 starts in each of the last four seasons since 2015, posting a 17-10 mark with a 3.38 ERA in 32 games/30 starts in 2018 (192.0 IP, 173 H, 72 ER, 43 BB, 231 SO). His 231 strikeouts were a single-season career high for Carlos and ranked fourth among all American League pitchers. He also finished tied for fourth in the AL in wins, sixth in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (10.8), eighth in ERA and ninth in innings pitched. Additionally, his 2.52 ERA (25 ER/89.1 IP) after the All-Star break was the fourth-lowest mark in the circuit.

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP CARLOS CARRASCO to a four-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 campaign.

Carrasco, 31, has recorded double-digit win totals and made at least 25 starts in each of the last four seasons since 2015, posting a 17-10 mark with a 3.38 ERA in 32 games/30 starts in 2018 (192.0 IP, 173 H, 72 ER, 43 BB, 231 SO). His 231 strikeouts were a single-season career high for Carlos and ranked fourth among all American League pitchers. He also finished tied for fourth in the AL in wins, sixth in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (10.8), eighth in ERA and ninth in innings pitched. Additionally, his 2.52 ERA (25 ER/89.1 IP) after the All-Star break was the fourth-lowest mark in the circuit.

The native of Venezuela owns a career pitching mark of 79-62 with a 3.71 ERA in 207 games/171 starts (1,094.1 IP, 1,018 H, 451 ER, 1,127 SO), ranking ninth in franchise history in career strikeouts and second in club history in career strikeouts per 9.0 IP. Carrasco was acquired from Philadelphia in July 2009 in a six-player trade that sent LHP Cliff Lee to the Phillies. He made his Major League debut that September and is currently the longest tenured Indians player at the Major League level. His 5.3 fWAR in 2018 was 10th among MLB pitchers and his cumulative fWAR of 18.2 since 2015 ranks seventh among all Major League hurlers.

Carrasco and his wife, Karelis, make their home between the Cleveland area and Tampa, Fla. and are very active in those communities, as well as his native Venezuela. Through the Carlos Carrasco Foundation, which he started in 2016, the couple has donated their time, raised money and collected resources -- such as food, books and clothing -- to better the lives of those less fortunate. Because of these efforts, he has been the club's nominee each of the last four seasons for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for sportsmanship and community involvement.

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2009

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0

4

8.87

5

5

0

0

0

22.1

40

23

22

6

0

11

11

.400

2010

Cleveland Indians

2

2

3.83

7

7

1

0

0

44.2

47

20

19

6

1

14

38

.276

2011

Cleveland Indians

8

9

4.62

21

21

1

0

0

124.2

130

68

64

15

4

40

85

.270

2013

Cleveland Indians

1

4

6.75

15

7

0

0

0

46.2

64

36

35

4

1

18

30

.330

2014

Cleveland Indians

8

7

2.55

40

14

1

1

1

134.0

103

40

38

7

3

29

140

.209

2015

Cleveland Indians

14

12

3.63

30

30

3

1

0

183.2

154

75

74

18

5

43

216

.228

2016

Cleveland Indians

11

8

3.32

25

25

1

1

0

146.1

134

64

54

21

3

34

150

.240

2017

Cleveland Indians

18

6

3.29

32

32

1

0

0

200.0

173

73

73

21

10

46

226

.235

2018

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17

10

3.38

32

30

2

0

0

192.0

173

78

72

21

6

43

231

.238

 

Major League Totals

79

62

3.71

207

171

10

3

1

1094.1

1018

477

451

119

33

278

1127

.246

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Indians invite three (3) to Major League camp

The Cleveland Indians announced the following transactions relative to the 2019 Major League Spring Training roster on Saturday:

Signed free agents RHP James Hoyt, LHP Josh Smith and OF Trayce Thompson to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training. 

The Cleveland Indians announced the following transactions relative to the 2019 Major League Spring Training roster on Saturday:

Signed free agents RHP James Hoyt, LHP Josh Smith and OF Trayce Thompson to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training. 

Hoyt, 32, was acquired by Cleveland from the Houston Astros on July 6, spending most of the 2018 season in AAA Fresno, posting 5 saves and a 2.25 ERA in 25 relief outings (28.0IP, 19H, 7ER, 8BB, 33SO, .192 avg). Following the trade, he was limited to three outings with Triple-A Columbus due to a right knee injury. He owns a career Major League ERA of 4.40 in 66 relief appearances since debuting with Houston in 2016 (71.1IP, 68H, 35ER, 94SO, 11.8 SO per 9.0 IP, .246 avg). The Boise, ID native was signed by Atlanta in November 2012 after a brief stint in independent ball and the Mexican League and was later acquired by the Astros in January 2015.  

Smith, 29, bounced between AAA Pawtucket and AA Portland in his second campaign in the Red Sox organization, recording a 9-5 mark with a 3.01 ERA in 28 games/14 starts for Pawtucket (98.2IP, 85H, 33ER, 43BB, 97SO, .232 avg) and recently recorded a 2.08 ERA in 10 Dominican Winter League relief outings (2ER/8.2IP). The Pleasant Hill, MO native owns a career Minor League ERA of 4.01 (177ER/397.2IP) in 218 games/14 starts in the Pittsburgh and Boston organization's after beginning his career as a Pirates farmhand in 2012 out of Wichita State. He was selected by Boston in December 2016 during the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft.  

Thompson, 27, has appeared in 202 Major League games with Chicago-AL, Los Angeles-NL and Oakland after being selected by the White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic High School. He opened the season on the Oakland Athletics Major League roster after being designated for assignment by the Dodgers at the conclusion of Spring Training and was acquired by the White Sox on April 19, appearing in 48 games with the Sox before concluding the season on the AAA Charlotte roster. His older brother, Klay, plays for the NBA's Golden State Warriors and his father, Mychal, played 14 seasons in the NBA for Portland, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio.

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Indians & Nationals Complete Trade

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 40-man roster:

 

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 40-man roster:

 

Acquired OF DANIEL JOHNSON and RHP JEFRY RODRĺGUEZ and a player to be named (announced by 4/15/2019) from the Washington Nationals in exchange for C YAN GOMES.

 

Johnson, 23, was named Washington's 2017 Minor League Player of the Year and entered 2018 rated by Baseball America as being the "Best Power Hitter" among Nationals prospects. The 2016 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year was Washington's fifth round selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of New Mexico State University and has been featured on several organizational top prospects lists this season, including FanGraphs (#5), MLB.com (#7) and Baseball America (#7). The left-handed hitting and throwing outfielder has appeared in 288 games across three minor league seasons, batting .281 (314-1118) with 102 extra-base hits, 121 RBI and 57 stolen bases (57 2B, 15 3B, 30 HR, .337OBP, .439SLG). The Vallejo, California native has seen significant time at all three outfield positions.

 

Rodrίguez, 25, split the 2018 season between Double-A Harrisburg, Triple-A Syracuse and the Major League club, going a combined 7-5 with a 3.40 ERA in 19 Minor League starts (100.2IP, 87H, 38ER, 43BB, 102SO, .234 avg). Over his six stints with the Nationals, the native of the Dominican Republic posted a mark of 3-3 with a 5.71 ERA in 14 games/8 starts (52.0IP, 43H, 33ER, 37BB, 39SO), limiting Major League batters to a .228 average against. Over his six big league relief outings he posted an ERA of 2.70 (4ER/13.1IP, .159 avg). He owns a seven-year career Minor League ERA of 4.17 in 108 games/105 starts (239ER/516.1IP) as 2018 represented his first taste at the Major League level. He was rated in July as the 8th-best prospect in the Nationals system according to Baseball America.

 

Gomes batted .266 (107-for-403) in 2018 with 26 doubles, 16 homers and 48 RBI in 112 games. The 40-man roster remains at 40 players with the addition of Rodriguez.

 

Additionally, the Indians have agreed to 2019 Major League contracts with 40-man roster members RHP NICK GOODY, RHP NEIL RAMIREZ, RHP DANNY SALAZAR and INF ERIC STAMETS.  

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Indians add four (4) players to 40-man roster

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transaction relative to the Major League 40-man roster:

 

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transaction relative to the Major League 40-man roster:

 

Selected the contract of 1B BOBBY BRADLEY from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers roster. Selected the contracts of LHP SAM HENTGES and RHP JEAN CARLOS MEJĺA from the Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats roster.

 

Acquired RHP WALKER LOCKETT from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP IGNACIO FELIZ.

 

Signed free agent UTL MIKE FREEMAN to Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training.

 

Bradley, 22, hit a combined .224 (108-for-483) with 26 doubles, 5 triples, 27 home runs and 83 RBI in 129 games between AA Akron and AAA Columbus (.308/.466/.774). He led Indians Minor League hitters in homers, RBI and slugging pct. (.466) as his 79 HR and 274 RB since 2016 also lead all Indians farmhands. Over his final 21 games in Columbus, he batted .292 (21-for-72) with 5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR & 14 RBI to end his age 22 season. The Gulfport, MS native was the club's third round pick (97th overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and was named his league's MVP in 2014 (Arizona League Indians) and 2016 (A Lynchburg, Carolina League). He enters the 2019 season as the seventh-best prospect in the system according to MLB.com and Baseball America.

 

Hentges, 22, spent the 2018 season at Single-A Lynchburg, posting a record of 6-6 with a 3.27 ERA in 23 starts (118.1IP, 114H, 43ER, 53BB, 122SO). He finished with the second-lowest ERA (3.27) and third-most strikeouts (122) in the Carolina League and was a Midseason C.L. All-Star. Over his final 12 starts of the season, the Shoreview, MIN native posted an ERA of 2.69 (19ER/63.2IP) and allowed only 4 homers on the campaign. He was the club's fourth round pick in the 2014 draft and enters the 2019 season as the sixth-best prospect in the system according to Baseball America.

 

Mejίa, 22, pitched nearly the entire season in Single-A Lake County, going 4-8 with a 3.13 ERA in 17 games/15 starts (92.0IP, 84H, 32ER, 20BB, 97SO) after missing the first six weeks of the season with right elbow inflammation. The native of the Dominican Republic was signed by the club as an amateur free agent in November 2013 and owns a five-year professional career ERA of 2.61 (241.1IP, 193H, 70ER, 226SO, .215 avg).

 

Lockett, 24, spent most of the 2018 season with San Diego's Triple-A El Paso affiliate in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, posting a mark of 5-9 with a 4.73 ERA in 23 starts (133.1IP, 145H, 70ER, 33BB, 118SO). He made three spot starts and four appearances across three stints with San Diego, posting an ERA of 9.60 (16ER/15.0IP) in his fist taste of Major League action. The Jacksonville, FL native was San Diego's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2016 (2.96 ERA, 54ER/164.0IP) and was the club's fourth-round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

 

Feliz, 19, made 10 starts for the organization in the Arizona League this summer.

 

Freeman, 31, spent the 2018 season in the Chicago Cubs system, recording a batting average of .274 (83-for-303) with 15 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR and 38 RBI in 78 games for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He finished the campaign on Chicago's Major League roster, appearing in one game at second base on Sept. 28. He is a veteran of 57 Major League games with Arizona, Seattle, Los Angeles-NL and Chicago-NL and began his professional career out of Clemson in 2010 following his 11th round draft selection by the Diamondbacks. He owns a Minor League career batting average of .290 (951-for-3279) while sporting a career on-base pct. of .360.

 

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Leonys Martin medical update

OF Leonys Martin was in Cleveland today as part of a scheduled interval recheck.

He underwent follow up testing with doctors at the Cleveland clinic and was given full clearance to resume all activity.

OF Leonys Martin was in Cleveland today as part of a scheduled interval recheck.

He underwent follow up testing with doctors at the Cleveland clinic and was given full clearance to resume all activity.

Leonys will begin an unrestricted off-season strength and conditioning program in preparation for spring training.

The club anticipates him being ready for full baseball activity at the start of the 2019 season.

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Cleveland Indians announce 2019 uniform updates

The Tribe will rock a new home alternate red jersey

The Cleveland Indians unveiled their 2019 uniforms on Monday morning at the Progressive Field Team Shop, introducing a new home alternate red jersey. Next season's uniforms also will proudly display the official 2019 All-Star Game logo on the side of every hat and sleeve of each jersey. 
 
The Indians will feature "Cleveland" in block lettering on their official road grey jersey and the alternate road blue jersey. Both road uniforms will feature an all-navy cap. When the Tribe is home at Progressive Field, they will feature either the white jersey with red script Indians across the front or the new alternate home red jersey with navy script Indians. The home hat will be blue with a red bill.
 
The new red uniform marks just the second time in franchise history, and the first time since the 1970s that the Tribe has rocked red as an official uniform.

Notable Changes
•   New home alternate red jersey to compliment the home white jersey
•   Defined home and road jerseys
•   Navy uniform will only be worn on the road and has block Cleveland across the front
•   New home navy cap with red bill and block C

The Cleveland Indians unveiled their 2019 uniforms on Monday morning at the Progressive Field Team Shop, introducing a new home alternate red jersey. Next season's uniforms also will proudly display the official 2019 All-Star Game logo on the side of every hat and sleeve of each jersey. 
 
The Indians will feature "Cleveland" in block lettering on their official road grey jersey and the alternate road blue jersey. Both road uniforms will feature an all-navy cap. When the Tribe is home at Progressive Field, they will feature either the white jersey with red script Indians across the front or the new alternate home red jersey with navy script Indians. The home hat will be blue with a red bill.
 
The new red uniform marks just the second time in franchise history, and the first time since the 1970s that the Tribe has rocked red as an official uniform.

Notable Changes
•   New home alternate red jersey to compliment the home white jersey
•   Defined home and road jerseys
•   Navy uniform will only be worn on the road and has block Cleveland across the front
•   New home navy cap with red bill and block C

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Cleveland Indians announce 2019 Tribe Six Packs on sale today

First 1,000 to purchase receive priority access to Opening Day tickets

The Cleveland Indians will place the club's annual Tribe Six Packs on sale today at 10 a.m. at Indians.com/SixPacks.

The ticket packages, which include options for Friday, Saturday or Sunday games, are fans' first crack at 2019 tickets and include some of next season's best matchups and weekends.

The Cleveland Indians will place the club's annual Tribe Six Packs on sale today at 10 a.m. at Indians.com/SixPacks.

The ticket packages, which include options for Friday, Saturday or Sunday games, are fans' first crack at 2019 tickets and include some of next season's best matchups and weekends.

The first 1,000 fans to purchase 2019 Tribe Six Packs will get priority access to 2019 Home Opener tickets (limit two Home Opener tickets per account).

Starting at just $99, Tribe Six Packs offer Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights on select Fridays, premium promotional items on select Saturdays and KeyBank Kids Fun Days and Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's on select Sundays. (The Indians full promotional schedule will be released at a later date.)

Tribe Six Pack options include the following 2019 series:
• April 19-21: vs. Atlanta
• May 17-19: vs. Baltimore
• June 7-9: vs. New York Yankees
• July 12-14: vs. Minnesota
• Aug. 23-25: vs. Kansas City
• Sept. 20-22: vs. Philadelphia

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Indians & Pirates complete five-player trade

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League 40-man roster:
 
Acquired OF JORDAN LUPLOW and INF MAX MOROFF from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for INF ERIK GONZALEZ, RHP TAHNAJ THOMAS and RHP DANTE MENDOZA.
 
Luplow (LOOP-low), 25, was Pittsburgh's third round selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and has appeared in a combined 64 games for the Pirates over the last two seasons (33-for-170, 6HR, 18RBI, .644 OPS). The organization's 2017 Minor League Player of the Year, Jordan has collected 59 home runs and an .833 OPS across five seasons in Pittsburgh's system, batting .277 (469-1692) with 118 2B, 11 3B, 59 HR and 256 RBI and 39 stolen bases and recorded an .891 OPS vs. LHP at Triple-A Indianapolis in 2018. He also combined to record 13 outfield assists last season between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh after entering the year rated by Baseball America as possessing the "Best Outfield Arm" in the system. The Clovis, California-native played for three years at Fresno State University (2012-14), where he was the Mountain West Player of the Year and a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist in 2014.
 
Moroff (MORE-off), 25, has split the last three campaigns between AAA Indianapolis and the Major League level with Pittsburgh, appearing in 26 games for the Pirates in 2018. For his career with the Pirates since 2016 he has appeared in 84 games while compiling a .293 on-base pct., appearing in 45 games at second base, 22 games at short stop and 6 games at third. The Winter Park, FL native was Pittsburgh's Minor League Player of the Year in 2015 and was selected by the Pirates in the 16th round dof the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
 
The club's 40-man roster now stands at 35 players.

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League 40-man roster:
 
Acquired OF JORDAN LUPLOW and INF MAX MOROFF from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for INF ERIK GONZALEZ, RHP TAHNAJ THOMAS and RHP DANTE MENDOZA.
 
Luplow (LOOP-low), 25, was Pittsburgh's third round selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and has appeared in a combined 64 games for the Pirates over the last two seasons (33-for-170, 6HR, 18RBI, .644 OPS). The organization's 2017 Minor League Player of the Year, Jordan has collected 59 home runs and an .833 OPS across five seasons in Pittsburgh's system, batting .277 (469-1692) with 118 2B, 11 3B, 59 HR and 256 RBI and 39 stolen bases and recorded an .891 OPS vs. LHP at Triple-A Indianapolis in 2018. He also combined to record 13 outfield assists last season between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh after entering the year rated by Baseball America as possessing the "Best Outfield Arm" in the system. The Clovis, California-native played for three years at Fresno State University (2012-14), where he was the Mountain West Player of the Year and a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist in 2014.
 
Moroff (MORE-off), 25, has split the last three campaigns between AAA Indianapolis and the Major League level with Pittsburgh, appearing in 26 games for the Pirates in 2018. For his career with the Pirates since 2016 he has appeared in 84 games while compiling a .293 on-base pct., appearing in 45 games at second base, 22 games at short stop and 6 games at third. The Winter Park, FL native was Pittsburgh's Minor League Player of the Year in 2015 and was selected by the Pirates in the 16th round dof the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
 
The club's 40-man roster now stands at 35 players.

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Ramίrez & Lindor earn Silver Slugger Awards for second consecutive season

Louisville Slugger®, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®, announced the 2018 Silver Slugger Awards tonight as SS FRANCISCO LINDOR and 3B JOSÉ RAMĺREZ captured hardware for the second consecutive season. In addition to Cleveland, three other teams recorded multiple winners (BOS, COL, ARI).

Lindor, 24, collected career-highs in almost every offensive category and earned his third straight American League All-Star bid, batting .277 (183-for-661) with 42 doubles, 2 triples, 38 home runs and 92 RBI in 158 games. He also finished tied for the Major League lead in runs (129) and swiped 25 bases, becoming the first shortstop in MLB history and first Indian with at least 35 home runs, 40 doubles and 20 stolen bases in a single season. He is the first Cleveland shortstop in club history to capture multiple Silver Slugger Awards. 

Louisville Slugger®, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®, announced the 2018 Silver Slugger Awards tonight as SS FRANCISCO LINDOR and 3B JOSÉ RAMĺREZ captured hardware for the second consecutive season. In addition to Cleveland, three other teams recorded multiple winners (BOS, COL, ARI).

Lindor, 24, collected career-highs in almost every offensive category and earned his third straight American League All-Star bid, batting .277 (183-for-661) with 42 doubles, 2 triples, 38 home runs and 92 RBI in 158 games. He also finished tied for the Major League lead in runs (129) and swiped 25 bases, becoming the first shortstop in MLB history and first Indian with at least 35 home runs, 40 doubles and 20 stolen bases in a single season. He is the first Cleveland shortstop in club history to capture multiple Silver Slugger Awards. 

For the second consecutive season, he set the single-season franchise record for home runs (38) and extra-base hits (82) by a shortstop as his 129 runs scored were the tenth highest total in club history. He also finished among A.L. leaders in total bases (2nd, 343), multi-hit games (2nd, 58), extra-base hits (T3rd, 82), hits (4th, 183), bWAR (T4th, 7.9) and home runs (T6th, 38) and is now the club's all-time career leader in homers by a shortstop (96). Francisco connected for a franchise-record & MLB-high nine lead-off home runs and was named A.L. Player of the Month in May.

Ramίrez, 26, also enjoyed one of the finest offensive seasons in Indians history, becoming just the third Indians batter in club history to record 30 home runs and 30 steals in the same season, joining Grady Sizemore (2008) and Joe Carter (1987) as he and Boston's Mookie Betts became the first Major Leaguers to do so since 2012. For the year he batted .270 (156-for-578) with 38 doubles, 4 triples, 39 home runs and 105 RBI in 157 games. He scored 110 runs and stole 34 bases, recording single-season career-highs in runs, home runs, RBI and steals and will be a top three finalist for the American League MVP award for the second straight campaign. 

The two-time American League All-Star's 39 home runs were a single-season franchise record by a switch-hitter (39), breaking Carlos Santana's mark of 34 in 2016 as he and Lindor became the first pair of switch-hitting teammates in MLB history to each hit 30 homers in a season and also the first switch-hitting duo to record 20 steals and 20 homers. He finished among A.L. leaders in walks (2nd, 106), times on base (3rd, 130), steals (3rd, 34) and finished fourth in the league in slugging pct. (.552), OPS (.939), RBI (105), runs (110), total bases (319) and home runs (39). He is the first Cleveland third baseman in club history to capture multiple Silver Slugger Awards. 

The last Cleveland hitters to capture Silver Slugger Awards in back-to-back seasons were Roberto Alomar and Manny Ramίrez (1999-2000). 

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Indians exercise 2019 club option on RHP Carlos Carrasco

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League 40-man roster:

Exercised the 2019 club option on RHP CARLOS CARRASCO.

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League 40-man roster:

Exercised the 2019 club option on RHP CARLOS CARRASCO.

Declined the 2019 club option on OF BRANDON GUYER.

Carrasco, 31, enjoyed another outstanding season in 2018, topping the 200-strikeout plateau for the third time in the last four seasons, striking out a career-best and team-high 231 batters (fourth-highest total in the American League). For the year he went 17-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 32 games/30 starts (192.0IP, 173H, 72ER, 43BB, 231SO), finishing tied for fourth in the A.L. in wins, eighth in ERA and ninth in innings pitched. His 10.83 strikeouts per 9.0IP rank as the third-highest single-season total in franchise history. 

Guyer batted .206 (40-for-194) with 11 2B, 7 HR and 27 RBI in 103 games for Cleveland in 2018 and is now a free agent. The Major League 40-man roster consists of 29 players with six on the 60-day Disabled List.. 
 

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Seventh annual Tribe Fest presented by Key Bank returns to Cleveland Convention Center on Jan. 12

Fans who attend will receive a sneak peek of 2019 All-Star week

Tribe Fest 2019, presented by Key Bank, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center downtown. It will mark the second straight year that the event will return to the Cleveland Convention Center, the same space that will be utilized for 2019 All-Star week. 

The seventh annual event will be the biggest Tribe Fest to date and will feature fun for the entire family: 
•   Player autograph sessions (additional tickets required)
•   Player activities and more on KeyBank Main Stage 
•   Multiple baseball diamonds, batting cages, speed pitch and more
•   Honorary contracts from Tribe executives

Tribe Fest 2019, presented by Key Bank, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center downtown. It will mark the second straight year that the event will return to the Cleveland Convention Center, the same space that will be utilized for 2019 All-Star week. 

The seventh annual event will be the biggest Tribe Fest to date and will feature fun for the entire family: 
•   Player autograph sessions (additional tickets required)
•   Player activities and more on KeyBank Main Stage 
•   Multiple baseball diamonds, batting cages, speed pitch and more
•   Honorary contracts from Tribe executives

The 2019 Tribe Fest schedule includes:
•    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Season Ticket Holder-exclusive event
o   Tickets on sale: Monday, Nov. 5
o   $5 general admission ticket (benefits Cleveland Indians Charities)
o   Fans can guarantee player or alumni autographs by bundling autograph session tickets with general admission purchase (limit 4 per session)
•   1:30-7:30 p.m.: General public event
o   Tickets on sale: Wednesday, Nov. 7
o   $10 general admission ticket
o   Fans can guarantee player or alumni autographs by bundling autograph session tickets with general admission purchase (limit 4 per session)
More details are available at Indians.com/TribeFest.

Don't miss your opportunity for priority access to Tribe Fest, Opening Day and 2019 All-Star week. Visit Indians.com/SeasonTickets today to become a 2019 Season Ticket Holder. 

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Cleveland Indians announce ALDS game 3 on Monday is sold out

Cleveland, OH-The Cleveland Indians today announced that Game 3 of the American League Division Series (Home Game 1), scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, at Progressive Field is sold out.* First pitch is scheduled for 1:32 p.m. ET.

*Limited inventory may become available, including Standing Room Only tickets.

Cleveland, OH-The Cleveland Indians today announced that Game 3 of the American League Division Series (Home Game 1), scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, at Progressive Field is sold out.* First pitch is scheduled for 1:32 p.m. ET.

*Limited inventory may become available, including Standing Room Only tickets.

A limited number of tickets have been made available for a potential ALDS Game 4 (Home Game 2) on Tuesday, October 9, at Progressive Field. First pitch is scheduled for 4:35 p.m. ET and is subject to change. Fans can log on to Indians.com/Postseason to purchase tickets.

Fans can purchase ALDS Game 3 tickets through StubHub, the exclusive secondary ticket provider for the Cleveland Indians. Only tickets sold and purchased through Indians.com or StubHub will be guaranteed to provide Progressive Field access and a superior level of customer service. Any tickets posted, sold or acquired outside of StubHub on the secondary market may be revoked by the Cleveland Indians at any time.

Indians fans can still receive priority access to potential American League Championship Series and World Series games at Progressive Field by placing a deposit on 2019 Season Tickets.

Any fan placing a 2019 deposit will receive an exclusive presale reserved for new Season Ticket Holders to access ALCS and World Series tickets before they go on sale to the public.

For more information on 2018 Postseason tickets, visit indians.com/postseason.

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Cleveland Indians remind fans to rock your red ahead of ALDS Game 3

All fans will receive a red #RallyTogether towel upon entry to all ALDS games Important information regarding pregame ceremony, tickets, security and transportation

Cleveland, OH-The Cleveland Indians today announced pregame festivities for ALDS Game 3 at Progressive Field on Monday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m., and ALDS Game 4, if necessary, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4:35 p.m. (subject to change).

 

Cleveland, OH-The Cleveland Indians today announced pregame festivities for ALDS Game 3 at Progressive Field on Monday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m., and ALDS Game 4, if necessary, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4:35 p.m. (subject to change).

 

Former Indians first baseman/DH Travis Hafner will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 3, while former Indians outfielder/DH Ellis Burks is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 4 (if needed).

 

Gates will open two hours before first pitch and fans are encouraged to be in their seats early to enjoy all pregame festivities.

 

Each fan that enters Progressive Field will receive a red #RallyTogether towel courtesy of Cleveland Clinic and WTAM. Fans are encouraged to #RockYourRed by wearing red throughout the entire Postseason.

 

The Indians will have the following pregame festivities prior to ALDS Games:

 

ALDS Game 3

Ceremonial First Pitch - Travis Hafner

Gateway Plaza Band - Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups

National Anthem singer - Jim Toncar

God Bless America singer - Danielle Danburg

Color Guard - All branches

 

ALDS Game 4 (if needed)

Ceremonial First Pitch - Ellis Burks

Gateway Plaza Band - We Are The Radio

National Anthem singer - Don Irvin

Color Guard - Navy

 

Ticket & Gate Information

All gates will open two hours before scheduled first pitch. Mobile only lines will be available at the Right and Left Field Gates as well as Season Ticket Holder only lines. Ballpark App tickets will be accepted at every gate.

 

All fans will need to have their tickets with them prior to arriving at the stadium on the Ballpark App or in stock ticket form. PDF's and screenshots of Ballpark App tickets will not be accepted, and all fans are asked to have their tickets open and ready to be scanned once they are at the front of the line.

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Remember to manage your tickets using the MLB Ballpark App. Use the app to purchase and forward tickets, and have your tickets scanned for entrance to Progressive Field-There's no need to print tickets.

 

StubHub

StubHub is the exclusive secondary ticket provider for the Cleveland Indians. Only tickets sold and purchased through Indians.com or StubHub will be guaranteed Progressive Field access and a superior level of customer service. Any tickets posted, sold or acquired outside of StubHub on the secondary market may be revoked by the Cleveland Indians at any time.

 

Security

In preparation for Postseason Games, Gateway Plaza adjacent to Progressive Field will begin security activation approximately five hours before first pitch. No vehicles will be allowed in the area and no persons will be allowed onto the plaza without passing through a security checkpoint. Checkpoints will be at the following locations:

 

  • Ontario Street/Eagle Avenue
  • Huron Road/East 6th Street
  • Gateway East Parking Garage (exit to plaza)
  • East 9th Street/Eagle Avenue

 

Security will be checking bags and persons for prohibited items in the plaza or at Progressive Field. Click here to see what items are permitted and restricted. Fans do not need tickets to enter Gateway Plaza.

 

Transportation

Parking is expected to be extremely limited for Postseason games. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and leave their car at home. Fans looking for an easy way to get downtown can utilize the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) via bus, trolley or Rapid rail lines.

 

Additionally, fans can take advantage of the Cleveland Indians' partnership with Lyft. Through the partnership, Lyft will have a dedicated pickup and drop-off area on Erie Ct. across from Progressive Field. New Lyft users can use the code NEWTRIBE for $5 off their first two rides when they download the Lyft app for the first time.

 

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Transaction today

SEPT. 21: Activated RHP TREVOR BAUER from the 10-day Disabled List.

+Roster now at 34 players 
 

SEPT. 21: Activated RHP TREVOR BAUER from the 10-day Disabled List.

+Roster now at 34 players 
 

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