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Indians add RHP Adam Plutko from Triple-A Columbus

Outfielder Brandon Guyer placed on 10-day disabled list

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

 Recalled RHP ADAM PLUTKO (#45) from Triple-A Columbus.

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

 Recalled RHP ADAM PLUTKO (#45) from Triple-A Columbus.

 Placed OF BRANDON GUYER on the 10-day Disabled List (left cervical strain), retroactive to May 20.

 Plutko, 26, has spent most of the season to date in AAA Columbus, posting a mark of 4-3 with a 2.25 ERA in seven starts (44.0IP, 27H, 11ER, 9BB, 35SO, .171 avg). He currently ranks 5th in the International League in ERA, 9th in innings pitched, T-4th in wins and 1st in WHIP (0.82). Over his last three Minor League starts he owns an 1.29 ERA (3ER/21.0IP). The UCLA alum received his first recall of the 2018 season on May 3 vs. Toronto, starting and winning the second game of a doubleheader while notching his first Major League win (7.1IP, 6H, 3R/ER, 0BB, 6SO).

 Guyer begins his sixth career trip to the disabled list as the club now has eight players on the Major League D.L.

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Tribe faces Astros (May 24-27) and White Sox (May 28-30) during seven-game homestand at Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians return to Progressive Field for a seven-game homestand against the Houston Astros (May 24-27) and the Chicago White Sox (May 28-30). 

INDIANS' FOURTH HOMESTAND FEATURES TOP PROMOTIONS

The Cleveland Indians return to Progressive Field for a seven-game homestand against the Houston Astros (May 24-27) and the Chicago White Sox (May 28-30). 

INDIANS' FOURTH HOMESTAND FEATURES TOP PROMOTIONS

The Cleveland Indians' fourth homestand of the season features some of its most exciting promotions, including promotional items, firework nights, Dollar Dog night and family-friendly activities!

Fireworks nights return to Progressive Field on Friday, May 25th (Songs of the Summer, presented by SportClips) and Saturday, May 26th (Pyro Bands, presented by Wayside Furniture). Also returning this weekend are the fan-favorite Pregame in the District Nights, where fans 21 and over can purchase $2 Budweiser from 5-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Right Field District.  

The first 12,500 fans at the ballpark on Saturday will receive a 1988 Terry Francona jersey, courtesy of Sugardale. 

Sunday, May 27th is the perfect day to bring the whole family to Progressive Field. Sunday is KeyBank Kids Fun Day, which features fun activities and a visit from Slider and the Hot Dogs. Kids can also stay after the game for Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's. 

The first 15,000 fans at the ballpark on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th) will receive a Corey Kluber bobblehead, which features his two Cy Young Awards.

DON'T MISS OUT ON FEE-FREE WEEKEND

The Cleveland Indians are waiving ticket fees for this weekend's games! 

Purchase tickets to this Friday (5/25), Saturday (5/26) or Sunday (5/27) by Wednesday, May 23rd, and you'll pay no ticketing fees-no matter the seats or tickets you select.

The offer only lasts until Wednesday, May 23rd at midnight -- get your tickets now at Indians.com. 

ASTROS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/BALLPARK EVENTS

Thursday, May 24 vs. Astros @ 6:10 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5 p.m. 
(Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 4 p.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN 

Ceremonial First Pitches: Brian Kamis (American Cancer Society), Matt Slife (KeyBank) and Anthony Carson (Draft Kings) will each throw a first pitch. 

National Anthem: Bedford High School Choir will perform the National Anthem. 

Ballpark App: Download MLB.com's Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. The Ballpark App features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive virtual reality videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to Progressive Field via our mobile-only entrance.

District Ticket presented by SportsTime Ohio: Fans can grab a $15 Distict Ticket online only at Indians.com for a Standing Room Only ticket, and their first drink (12-ounce beer, bottled water or Pepsi product) is on us!


Friday, May 25 vs. Astros @ 7:10 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6 p.m. 
(Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5 p.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN 

Ceremonial First Pitches: Representatives from Sugardale, SportClips (Jordan Portillo), Bank of America and Budweiser will each throw a first pitch. 

Pregame Parade: On-field parade featuring Scouts. 

National Anthem: Liberty Middle School Choir will perform the National Anthem.     

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: During the game, fans can purchase $1 hot dogs courtesy of Sugardale.

Fireworks: Postgame fireworks will be set to the songs of the summer, presented by SportClips.

Pregame in the District: From 5-7 p.m., fans 21 and older can enjoy $2 Budweiser in the Right Field District.

Budweiser Brand Ambassadors: Budweiser will have brand ambassadors on-site to give out promotional items and interact with fans during Pregame in the District. 

Block Party: Featuring DJ Kyro and City Breaks from 5-7 p.m.  

SportClips: SportClips will distribute koozies and coupons post-game in support of their fireworks night. 


Saturday, May 26 vs. Astros @ 7:15 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5 p.m. 
Broadcast Information: FOX, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Tito Francona Tribute: The Cleveland Indians will honor the late John Patsy "Tito" Francona during a pregame ceremony, and all players will wear a commemorative Tito patch. Francona, father of current Indians manager Terry Francona, passed away at the age of 84 on February 13th at his home in New Brighton, PA.  

Terry Francona 1988 Jersey: 12,500 fans will receive a Terry Francona 1988 jersey, courtesy of Sugardale.

Fireworks: Postgame fireworks will be set to music by pyro bands, presented by Wayside Furniture. 

Pregame in the District: From 5-7 p.m., fans 21 and older can enjoy $2 Budweiser.

Block Party: Featuring Not Fast Enuff from 5-7 p.m.

National Anthem: DeAngelo Graham will perform the National Anthem.     

Ceremonial First Pitches: Jarvis Landry (Cleveland Browns wide receiver), Hailey Dawson (Hailey's Hand), Mason Phelps (Sugardale) and a representative from Budweiser will each throw a first pitch. 

Sugardale Bacon Mascot: Sugardale will unveil its new mascot, Bacon, who will be joining the Cleveland Indians hot dog mascots -- Ketchup, Mustard and Onion -- for the very first time at Saturday's game against the Houston Astros.

Sugardale Bacon-on-a-stick: Sugardale Bacon-on-a-stick is one the newest concession stand items at Progressive Field this season. Found in section 153, fans can enjoy two thick slices of hickory smoked bacon served on a stick.

Orangetheory Fitness: Orangetheory Fitness will have brand ambassadors talking to fans about classes and memberships near the Corner Bar in section 113.

Budweiser Brand Ambassadors: Budweiser will have brand ambassadors on-site to give out promotional items and interact with fans during Pregame in the District. 

Wayside Recliners on the Field: Six lucky fans won the "Best Seats in the House" for fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture and will get to watch the show from luxury recliner chairs on the field near the visiting dugout.


Sunday, May 27 vs. Astros @ 1:10 p.m.

ALL GATES: OPEN at Noon
(Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11 a.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

National Anthem: Owens J. Roberts Marching Band will perform the National Anthem. 

Ceremonial First Pitch: Steve Winters and Travis Bell (Market at the Food Bank Auction Winner) will throw a first pitch. 

Pregame Parade: On-field parade featuring TribeTown MVPs.

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: KeyBank Kids Fun Day allows kids to enjoy action on and off the field with various opportunities.    

Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

Jack Casino: Jack Casino will be distributing promotional items on the concourse near section 155. 

Universal Windows Direct: Universal Windows Direct will have a window kiosk, where they will inform fans of their products on the concourse near section 157. 

Friends of Francona: Terry Francona and UnitedHealthcare will team up with the Cleveland VA Medical Center to provide Club Lounge tickets to select military veterans and their families on select home games. The veterans will receive Indians-branded military caps and T-shirts, as well as an in-game scoreboard message.

WHITE SOX SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/BALLPARK EVENTS

Monday, May 28 vs. White Sox @ 4:10 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 2 p.m. 
Broadcast Information: ESPN (out of market), 
SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN 

Corey Kluber Bobblehead: 15,000 fans will receive a Corey Kluber bobblehead, courtesy of KeyBank. 

Ceremonial First Pitches: SFC Richard Stayskal (Green Beret Foundation) and Senior Airman Ethan Denk (U.S. Air Force) will each throw a first pitch. 
    
National Anthem: Eric J. Rine (Senior Master Sergeant) will perform the National Anthem. 

Color Guard: The Naval JROTC Program at Cleveland will present the colors. 

StubHub: StubHub is the exclusive secondary ticket provider for the Cleveland Indians. Only tickets sold and purchased through Indians.com and StubHub will be guaranteed Progressive Field access and a superior level of customer service. 

All tickets posted on the secondary market for resale are required to be sold only on StubHub. Any tickets posted, sold, or acquired outside of StubHub on the secondary market can be revoked at any time.

Tuesday, May 29 vs. White Sox @ 6:10 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5 p.m. 
(Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 4 p.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

National Anthem: Brianna Alomar, daughter of Sandy Alomar Jr., will perform the National Anthem. 

Ceremonial First Pitches: Ashley Moehring (Tribe Rewards Member), Hannah Tringhese (Bil-Jac Foods) and Jackson Kinsey (Bil-Jac Foods) will each throw a first pitch. 
    
KeyBank Kids Tickets: KeyBank Kids Tickets start at $10 for kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult ticket (max of two kids per adult; standard fees apply). Tickets are for seats located in the Family Deck (formerly the Mezzanine section), so you'll enjoy the game in an area designed for families - combining great views of the field with plenty of engaging activities all in a family-friendly environment.

Kluber's Kids: Corey Kluber and his wife Amanda will host a child from Cleveland Clinic Children's. As part of this program, the child and his or her family will watch batting practice on the field, receive Kluber jerseys and watch the game that night from the Club Lounge. 


Wednesday, May 30 vs. White Sox @ 1:10 p.m.

ALL GATES: OPEN at Noon
(Gates for Weather Ed participants will open at 10 a.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/IRN

National Anthem: Coshocton City Schools Festival Choir will perform the National Anthem. 

Ceremonial First Pitch: John Haky (UPS) and Michelle Warnky (American Ninja Warrior competitor) will throw a first pitch.     
Color Guard: Erie JROTC will present the colors.

Weather Education Day: The Indians will host Weather Education Day for students in grades 4-7. Topics include severe weather safety, forces and motion, how forecasting is predicted and how weather affects baseball. Player participation, Slider & Weather Mascot appearances and an interactive scoreboard will be featured. All participants will receive a weather education book. 

US Army Recruiting: US Army will be passing out recruitment information and distributing promotional items on the concourse near section 157. 

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Indians add OF Melky Cabrera from Triple-A Columbus

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

Selected the contract of OF Melky Cabrera (#53) from Triple-A Columbus.

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

Selected the contract of OF Melky Cabrera (#53) from Triple-A Columbus.

Optioned RHP Evan Marshall to AAA Columbus. 

Designated RHP Alexi Ogando for assignment.

Cabrera, 33, was signed as a free agent by the Indians on April 25 after splitting the 2017 season between Chicago-AL and Kansas City, where he hit a combined .285 (177-for-620) with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 156 games between Chicago and Kansas City, finishing one HR and two RBI shy of matching his single-season career highs. The switch-hitting outfielder was assigned to AAA Columbus on May 7, hitting .286 (12-for-42) with 4 doubles and 4 RBI in 10 games (hit safely in his last 7 contests).

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Indians, Sports Travel and Tours offer Hall of Fame induction travel packages

Fans can witness history as Jim Thome is inducted into Hall of Fame; travel, hotel accommodations & Hall of Fame admission included

The Cleveland Indians and Sports Travel and Tours are offering trips to Cooperstown, NY to be a part of history at the 2018 Hall of Fame Induction of Jim Thome.

Cooperstown will host its annual Hall of Fame Weekend from July 27-30, with the Induction Ceremony taking place Sunday, July 29 at the Clark Sports Center.

The Cleveland Indians and Sports Travel and Tours are offering trips to Cooperstown, NY to be a part of history at the 2018 Hall of Fame Induction of Jim Thome.

Cooperstown will host its annual Hall of Fame Weekend from July 27-30, with the Induction Ceremony taking place Sunday, July 29 at the Clark Sports Center.

Other events this weekend include the July 28th Parade of Legends and the July 30th Legends of the Game Roundtable discussion event with the inductees. More than 50 Hall of Famers are expected to return for Hall of Fame Weekend.

Thome is the Cleveland Indians' second player to enter the Hall of Fame on his first ballot (Bob Feller, 1962). He joins Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Alan Trammell and Jack Morris as members of the Class of 2018.

After making his MLB debut on Sept. 4, 1991 with the Indians, Thome played a majority of his 22 total seasons for the Tribe (1991-2002, 2011) becoming one of the greatest players to wear a Cleveland uniform.

All travel packages include travel and hotel accommodations, Hall of Fame admission, seating for the induction ceremony and more. Fans can also upgrade their travel package to receive VIP seating for the induction ceremony and additional hotel nights.

Fans looking to do some additional traveling can check out the Induction Plus or East Coast Classic packages, which includes trips to New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C.

All travel packages are available for purchase now. For more information, visit Indians.com/Thome.

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Indians re-sign RHP Matt Belisle

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has re-signed free agent RHP MATT BELISLE to a Minor League contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Columbus roster.

Belisle, 37, opened the 2018 campaign on the Indians Major League roster, posting an ERA of 5.06 in 8 relief outings (10.2IP, 9H, 6R/ER, 1BB, 4SO) before being designated for assignment on May 2 and electing free agency 6 days later. The Austin, Texas native owns a 15-year Major League career record of 51-57 with 14 saves and a 4.20 ERA in 668 appearances/44 starts (905.0IP, 984H, 422ER, 228BB, 690SO) with six Major League clubs.

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has re-signed free agent RHP MATT BELISLE to a Minor League contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Columbus roster.

Belisle, 37, opened the 2018 campaign on the Indians Major League roster, posting an ERA of 5.06 in 8 relief outings (10.2IP, 9H, 6R/ER, 1BB, 4SO) before being designated for assignment on May 2 and electing free agency 6 days later. The Austin, Texas native owns a 15-year Major League career record of 51-57 with 14 saves and a 4.20 ERA in 668 appearances/44 starts (905.0IP, 984H, 422ER, 228BB, 690SO) with six Major League clubs.

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Indians add LHP Tyler Olson to roster; OF Tyler Naquin placed on 10-day D.L.

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

  • Activated LHP TYLER OLSON from the Paternity List.
  • Placed OF TYLER NAQUIN on the 10-day Disabled List (left hamstring strain).  

Olson was placed on the Paternity List yesterday and has compiled an ERA of 6.75 in 15 relief outings thus far (9ER/12.0IP/17SO). Naquin suffered the injury running the bases last night and has hit in his last 8 contests, batting .417 (10-for-24) in May and .333 (25-for-75) overall for the season. Today marks his first career stint on the Major League Disabled List. 
 

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

  • Activated LHP TYLER OLSON from the Paternity List.
  • Placed OF TYLER NAQUIN on the 10-day Disabled List (left hamstring strain).  

Olson was placed on the Paternity List yesterday and has compiled an ERA of 6.75 in 15 relief outings thus far (9ER/12.0IP/17SO). Naquin suffered the injury running the bases last night and has hit in his last 8 contests, batting .417 (10-for-24) in May and .333 (25-for-75) overall for the season. Today marks his first career stint on the Major League Disabled List. 
 

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Indians activate LHP Andrew Miller

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League roster:
  
• Activated LHP ANDREW MILLER from the 10-day Disabled List. 

• Placed LHP TYLER OLSON on the Paternity List (1-to-3 days).

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League roster:
  
• Activated LHP ANDREW MILLER from the 10-day Disabled List. 

• Placed LHP TYLER OLSON on the Paternity List (1-to-3 days).

Miller, 32, has not allowed a run over his 11 relief outings this season (10.0IP, 6H, 4BB, 17SO, .171 avg) and has fanned 13 of the 29 right-handed batters he has faced. He was removed from his outing of April 25 vs. the Chicago Cubs after 2 pitches with a left hamstring strain and placed on the D.L. the following day
 

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Tribe faces Royals (May 11-13) in three-game homestand at Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians return to Progressive Field for a three-game weekend homestand against the Kansas City Royals from Friday, May 11 until Sunday, May 13. 

FRANCISCO LINDOR NAMED AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Cleveland Indians return to Progressive Field for a three-game weekend homestand against the Kansas City Royals from Friday, May 11 until Sunday, May 13. 

FRANCISCO LINDOR NAMED AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Francisco Lindor has been named American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for April 30-May 6. The announcement was made Monday afternoon on MLB Network. 

In eight games last week. Lindor batted .425 (17-for-40) with four home runs, 10 RBI and four doubles for Cleveland, pacing all of Major League Baseball in hits, runs scored (11) and total bases (33). 

The fourth-year Major Leaguer drove in at least one run in six of the Indians' eight games, and within his active nine-game hitting streak was a span of six consecutive contests (Apr. 30th-May 4th) of two-or-more hits. 

In the Thursday, May 3rd home doubleheader vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, the two-time AL All-Star went a combined 5-for-12 on the day, including a two-homer game in the opener. The 24-year-old Lindor, who finished fifth in AL Most Valuable Player balloting last season, is now batting .283 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 20 RBI, five stolen bases, a .350 on-base percentage and .517 slugging. 

Nicknamed "Mr. Smile," this is Lindor's first career AL Player of the Week honors and Cleveland's first of 2018. 

LAST DAY TO PURCHASE 2018 SEASON TICKETS IS FRIDAY, MAY 18

The season is underway, but it's not too late to purchase Season Ticket plans. 
2018 Season Ticket perks include: 
•   The best seats at discounted prices
•   Flexible ticket exchange
•   Exclusive Team Shop discounts, private events and much more! 

Friday, May 18 is the final day to purchase 2018 Season Tickets. Fans attending this weekend's games against the Royals can speak with representatives at the Season Ticket Information table - located on the lower concourse near Section 156. Reps will be available from the gate opening time until one hour after the scheduled start of the game. For more information, visit Indians.com/season-tickets or call 216.420.HITS. 


ROYALS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/BALLPARK EVENTS

Friday, May 11 vs. Royals @ 7:10 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6 p.m. 
(Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5 p.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN 

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: During the game, fans can purchase $1 hot dogs courtesy of Sugardale.

Ceremonial First Pitches: Amanda Galla (Cleveland Clinic, Nurses Week), Ingrid Hamid (Sugardale) and Mike Wikoff (Discount Drug Mart) will each throw a first pitch. 

National Anthem: Orchard Ensemble from Solon City Schools will perform the National Anthem. 
    
AMP ENERGY Organic Energy Drink: AMP ENERGY Organic Energy Drink be distributing samples outside of the Right Field Gate as fans leave the ballpark all weekend. 

Ballpark App: Download MLB.com's Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. The Ballpark App features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive virtual reality videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to Progressive Field via our mobile-only entrance.

Saturday, May 12 vs. Royals @ 4:10 p.m.

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 2 p.m. 
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Francisco Lindor T-Shirt: 10,000 fans will receive a Francisco Lindor T-Shirt courtesy of Sherwin-Williams and designed by Homage.

National Anthem: Black and Gold will perform the National Anthem.
    
AMP ENERGY Organic Energy Drink: AMP ENERGY Organic Energy Drink be distributing samples outside of the Right Field Gate as fans leave the ballpark all weekend. 

Planet Fitness Table: Planet Fitness will have a table set up behind Section 157 to inform fans of their current promotions and membership options and distribute promotional giveaway items.

Pregame Parade: On-field parade featuring Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School Lions. 

Ceremonial First Pitches: Joe Spagnuolo (Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School Lions) and a representative from Sherwin-Williams will each throw a first pitch. 

Sunday, May 13 vs. Royals @ 1:10 p.m.

ALL GATES: OPEN at Noon
(Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11 a.m.)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

National Anthem: Philo High School Choir will perform the National Anthem. 

Mother's Day: To celebrate Mother's Day, players will wear newly designed caps with a pink crown and navy blue brim and jerseys featuring a pink ribbon on the left chest. They will also have the opportunity to use pink bats. 

Honorary Bat Girl: Willoughby, Ohio native Jennifer Buckland will be this year's Honorary Bat Girl and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: KeyBank Kids Fun Day features activities for our young fans to enjoy such as Jungle Terry, Great Lakes Science Center and Slider and the Dogs.

AMP ENERGY Organic Energy Drink: AMP ENERGY Organic Energy Drink be distributing samples outside of the Right Field Gate as fans leave the ballpark all weekend. 

Friends of Francona: Terry Francona and UnitedHealthcare will team up with the Cleveland VA Medical Center to provide Club Lounge tickets to select military veterans and their families on select home games. The veterans will receive Indians-branded military caps and T-shirts, as well as an in-game scoreboard message.  

Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 and under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

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Indians 4th annual Fields for the Future Project set for tomorrow

Volunteers to renovate baseball field at Cleveland's Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center; Tribe catcher Yan Gomes to be in attendance

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians will play host to the fourth annual Fields for the Future project on Thursday, May 10 at Thurgood Marshall Recreation on Cleveland's East Side.

In collaboration with the City of Cleveland, the Motz Group and Cleveland Indians Community Partners Minutemen, Pepco/Victory Park Ohio, Electronic Merchant Systems, Car Parts Warehouse and McDonald Hopkins, both baseball fields at this site will be renovated: Johnny Roscoe Field and Fred Drake Field.

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians will play host to the fourth annual Fields for the Future project on Thursday, May 10 at Thurgood Marshall Recreation on Cleveland's East Side.

In collaboration with the City of Cleveland, the Motz Group and Cleveland Indians Community Partners Minutemen, Pepco/Victory Park Ohio, Electronic Merchant Systems, Car Parts Warehouse and McDonald Hopkins, both baseball fields at this site will be renovated: Johnny Roscoe Field and Fred Drake Field.

In addition to the field renovations, The Shelly Company has donated new concrete slabs for the dugouts and The Davey Tree Expert Company is donating 10 trees, which will be planted throughout the surrounding park with the help of volunteers from Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Davey Tree. The trees being planted are Bur Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Red Oak and Shingle Oak.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will also help to coordinate volunteers from the Cleveland Indians, McDonald Hopkins and Pepco to conduct several clean up and painting projects around the park. With support from MLB's Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a field maintenance clinic will also be provided to City of Cleveland staff who maintain the field to ensure the renovations will be maintained.

Indians catcher Yan Gomes and his wife Jenna, who made a financial donation to support the project, City of Cleveland Director of Public Works Michael Cox, City of Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones, State Representative Stephanie Howse, and staff from U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge's office will be on hand to unveil renovations at approximately 3:30 p.m., with Gomes catching the first pitch. Local youth will then play a game on the newly renovated field at approximately 4 p.m.

"Our Fields for the Future program is a key piece of our long-term goal to improve the quality of youth baseball in Cleveland," said Indians Executive Director of Community Impact Rebecca Kodysh. "We work with a number of valued partners on the project, which could not happen without their support."

This program will serve as a precursor to Play Ball Weekend taking place May 26-27, which was launched by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball as the sport's largest effort to encourage widespread participation in both formal and informal baseball activities. 

The Fields for the Future program began in 2015 at Luke Easter Park on Cleveland's East Side. In 2016, a field was renovated at Gunning Park and in 2017, a field was renovated at Halloran Park. According to the City of Cleveland, field usage improved tremendously after the renovations, with the number of games played at the field growing four-fold. 

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Indians add RHP Oliver Drake to roster

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

RHP OLIVER DRAKE (#46) reported to the Major League roster.

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

RHP OLIVER DRAKE (#46) reported to the Major League roster.

• Optioned RHP ALEXI OGANDO to Triple-A Columbus. 

Drake, 31, was acquired from Milwaukee on Saturday, May 5. He owns a four-year Major League career record of 5-5 with a 4.49 ERA in 102 relief appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles since debuting in 2015 (102.1IP, 104H, 51ER, 115SO). He opened the 2017 season with the Milwaukee Brewers, posting a 1-0 mark with a 6.39 ERA in 11 relief outings (9ER/12.2IP) before being designated for assignment on May 1.  
 

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Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians named American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason

Shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending May 6th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

In eight games last week, Lindor batted .425 (17-for-40) with four home runs, 10 RBI and four doubles for Cleveland, pacing all of Major League Baseball in hits, runs scored (11) and total bases (33). The fourth-year Major Leaguer drove in at least one run in six of the Indians' eight games, and within his active nine-game hitting streak was a span of six consecutive contests (Apr. 30th-May 4th) of two-or-more hits. In the Thursday, May 3rd home doubleheader vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, the two-time AL All-Star went a combined 5-for-12 on the day, including a two-homer game in the opener. The 24-year-old Lindor, who finished fifth in AL Most Valuable Player balloting last season, is now batting .283 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 20 RBI, five stolen bases, a .350 on-base percentage and .517 slugging. Nicknamed "Mr. Smile," this is the Puerto Rico native's first career AL Player of the Week honors and Cleveland's first of 2018.  

Shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending May 6th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

In eight games last week, Lindor batted .425 (17-for-40) with four home runs, 10 RBI and four doubles for Cleveland, pacing all of Major League Baseball in hits, runs scored (11) and total bases (33). The fourth-year Major Leaguer drove in at least one run in six of the Indians' eight games, and within his active nine-game hitting streak was a span of six consecutive contests (Apr. 30th-May 4th) of two-or-more hits. In the Thursday, May 3rd home doubleheader vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, the two-time AL All-Star went a combined 5-for-12 on the day, including a two-homer game in the opener. The 24-year-old Lindor, who finished fifth in AL Most Valuable Player balloting last season, is now batting .283 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 20 RBI, five stolen bases, a .350 on-base percentage and .517 slugging. Nicknamed "Mr. Smile," this is the Puerto Rico native's first career AL Player of the Week honors and Cleveland's first of 2018.  

On Friday at Seattle, Los Angeles Angels first baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols became the 32nd player in the history of Major League Baseball to collect 3,000 career hits. Pujols became just the fourth Major Leaguer ever to reach both 600 career home runs and 3,000 hits, joining Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez.  

Other candidates for AL Player of the Week were Pujols' teammate, two-time AL Most Valuable Player Mike Trout (.545, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 8 BB, 8 R, .667 OBP); outfielder Eddie Rosario (.433, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 4 2B) of the Minnesota Twins; outfielder Mookie Betts (.400, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 1.200 SLG) of the Boston Red Sox; New York Yankees teammates Gleyber Torres (.348, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Domingo Germán (0.00 ERA, 10.0 IP, 4 H, 13 SO); Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Faria (2-0, 0.68 ERA, 13.1 IP, 6 H, 10 SO); Houston Astros hurlers Gerrit Cole (1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 1 H, 16 SO) and Justin Verlander (0.64 ERA, 14.0 IP, 6 H, 22 SO); and Seattle Mariners southpaw James Paxton (0.00 ERA, 7.0 IP, 16 SO).

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Francisco Lindor will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

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Cleveland Indians continue ticket discount to honor, thank military

Tribe will once again offer military members and their families special pricing on select game tickets

Cleveland, OH -- Back for the 2018 season, the Cleveland Indians will once again offer a special ticket discount for the military and their families. With this discount, military and their families can save up to 20 percent on tickets to select games.

The military discount is offered online only for various locations at Progressive Field, including the Family Deck, Upper Box and Outfield Club. Military discount details and military verification powered by ID.me are available at Indians.com/military.

Cleveland, OH -- Back for the 2018 season, the Cleveland Indians will once again offer a special ticket discount for the military and their families. With this discount, military and their families can save up to 20 percent on tickets to select games.

The military discount is offered online only for various locations at Progressive Field, including the Family Deck, Upper Box and Outfield Club. Military discount details and military verification powered by ID.me are available at Indians.com/military.

"Military members and their families have made incredible sacrifices for our country, and this is a small way of thanking them for that sacrifice," Tribe Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio said.

The Indians have long supported the military through various initiatives, including programs organized by its manager and players. Through the Friends of Francona program, Indians Manager Terry Francona donates to deserving military families eight club seats and $20 of loaded value vouchers per person. Veterans will also receive Indians-branded military caps and T-shirts, as well as an in-game scoreboard message.

Corey Kluber also gives back to members of the military and their families. Throughout the season, Corey and Amanda will host local veterans from the Cleveland VA Medical Center on select home games. The veterans will watch batting practice on the field and enjoy the game from the Club Lounge.

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Indians add RHP Oliver Drake to roster

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

Acquired RHP OLIVER DRAKE from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations and added him to the Major League roster.

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

Acquired RHP OLIVER DRAKE from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations and added him to the Major League roster.

Drake, 31, owns a four-year Major League career record of 5-5 with a 4.49 ERA in 102 relief appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles since debuting in 2015 (102.1IP, 104H, 51ER, 115SO). He opened the 2017 season with the Milwaukee Brewers, posting a 1-0 mark with a 6.39 ERA in 11 relief outings (9ER/12.2IP) before being designated for assignment on May 1. 

He began his career as the 43rd round pick (1286th overall) of the Orioles in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of the United States Naval Academy, one of three players in Navy history to appear in the Major Leagues. The Mount Herman, MA native was acquired from Baltimore by Milwaukee on April 13, 2017 and appeared in 61 games for the Brewers in 2016. He has fanned 10.1 batters per 9.0 innings over his Major League career (115 SO/102.1 IP).

The club's 40-man roster is currently at 40 players.

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Indians add RHP Adam Plutko for doubleheader

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

• Recalled RHP ADAM PLUTKO (#45, 26th player) from Triple-A Columbus. 

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

• Recalled RHP ADAM PLUTKO (#45, 26th player) from Triple-A Columbus. 

Plutko, 26, spent the month of April with Triple-A Columbus, compiling a 3-2 record with a 2.35 ERA (8ER/30.2IP) in five starts for the Clippers. The right-hander has not allowed a run at home (3 starts, 20.2IP) and tossed 7.2 perfect innings with six strikeouts in his most recent start on April 28 vs. Indianapolis. Overall on the season, batters are hitting just .165 (18-109) off the UCLA alum.  

Today's outing vs. Toronto, the first start of his Major League career, will mark Adam's fifth career stint with Cleveland and third appearance overall. He was on the active roster over three stints in 2017, but did not appear in a game. His last Major League outing came on September 27, 2016 at Detroit.
 

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Indians add RHP Ben Taylor to roster

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 25-man Major League roster:

  • Selected the contract of RHP BEN TAYLOR (#35) from Triple-A Columbus. 
  • Designated RHP MATT BELISLE for assignment.

Taylor, 25, spent the month of April in Columbus, going 1-1 with 3 saves and a 3.48 ERA in 8 relief appearances (10.1IP, 5H, 4R/ER, 1BB, 16SO). After allowing three earned runs (1.1IP) in his season debut, six of his last seven outings have been scoreless (1ER/9.0IP). Overall on the season, the Montgomery, AL native has struck out 16 batters in 10.1 innings (13.9 K/9.0IP), has allowed an opponent batting average of .143 (5-for-35) and left-handed batters are 1-for-10). 

The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 25-man Major League roster:

  • Selected the contract of RHP BEN TAYLOR (#35) from Triple-A Columbus. 
  • Designated RHP MATT BELISLE for assignment.

Taylor, 25, spent the month of April in Columbus, going 1-1 with 3 saves and a 3.48 ERA in 8 relief appearances (10.1IP, 5H, 4R/ER, 1BB, 16SO). After allowing three earned runs (1.1IP) in his season debut, six of his last seven outings have been scoreless (1ER/9.0IP). Overall on the season, the Montgomery, AL native has struck out 16 batters in 10.1 innings (13.9 K/9.0IP), has allowed an opponent batting average of .143 (5-for-35) and left-handed batters are 1-for-10). 

Taylor was claimed off waivers on February 25 and was later outrighted off the 40-man roster on March 29 when the club set its Opening Day roster. He appeared in 14 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2017. 
 

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