Indians News

  • Indians produce up top in knocking off Royals

    Jason Kipnis' RBI double in the seventh inning put the Indians in front for good and they tacked on a late insurance run in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

  • Tipping pitches isn't issue for Tribe's Salazar

    Danny Salazar has had issues in the past with tipping pitches. Neither Indians manager Terry Francona nor pitching coach Mickey Callaway felt that was a contributing factor in the right-hander's loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

  • Tribe prospect Aguilar to see action at third

    The Indians already believe Jesus Aguilar is developing nicely into a right-handed power threat with Triple-A Columbus. Cleveland is now evaluating whether the first-base prospect can hold his own at the hot corner.

  • Francona looking for defense to pick up play

    Indians manager Terry Francona always emphasizes the importance of clean and fundamental play for his club. So far this season, the defense has been a disappointment in that regard.

  • Rzepczynski reliable lefty option in Tribe 'pen

    Marc Rzepczynski is the resident squirrel expert in the Indians' bullpen. More importantly for Cleveland, he has turned into a reliable left-handed option since being acquired in a trade with St. Louis last summer.

  • Tribe's Salazar runs out of gas early in loss

    On Tuesday night, Danny Salazar's early-season struggles continued in another abbreviated outing -- this one coming against the rival Royals. The righty teased with three no-hit innings out of the gates, but then fell apart in the fourth and was gone in the fifth, sending the Indians on their way to an 8-2 loss at Progressive Field.

  • Defensive shifting paying dividends for Tribe

    The Indians have embraced advanced metrics and have a front office and coaching staff that craves as much information as possible. Data can provide a competitive advantage, and that is made no clearer than through defensive shifts

  • Indians continue green initiatives

    The Indians have been going green for years, but Earth Day on Tuesday gave the club another chance to do its part in helping the environment.

  • Brantley, Kipnis homers power Tribe past KC

    Michael Brantley belted a two-run shot in the fourth inning and Jason Kipnis followed suit in the sixth to put the Indians in front to stay in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Monday night.

  • Tribe activates Giambi from DL; Wood optioned

    The Indians finally have their bench aligned as they initially planned. Prior to Monday's game against the Royals, Cleveland activated veteran Jason Giambi from the disabled list after his comeback from a fractured rib in his right side.

  • Indians' prospect Ramirez powers Columbus

    Jose Ramirez showed he has some pop in his bat on Monday night. The Indians' No. 8 prospect, according to, hit two home runs and helped Triple-A Columbus earn a 6-4 victory against Toledo. It was the first multi-homer game of his career.

  • Carrasco to work on things in Tribe's rotation

    Indians manager Terry Francona believes the easy thing to do would be to pull the plug on using Carlos Carrasco in the rotation. What Francona thinks makes more sense is weathering the current storm and seeing if Carrasco can realize his potential.

  • Francona gives Santana mental break vs. KC

    Even during a slump, Carlos Santana typically maintains solid plate discipline. When Indians manager Terry Francona saw Santana uncharacteristically chasing pitches on Sunday against Toronto, he felt the slumping third baseman could use a day off.

  • Tribe provides fans with better Internet access

    On Monday, the Indians announced that they have rolled out a new Wi-Fi network and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in partnership with Verizon Wireless.

  • Tribe hopes comeback win signals turnaround

    Michael Brantley and David Murphy -- who hit the go-ahead, three-run double in the sixth -- helped Cleveland overcome a rough outing from starter Carlos Carrasco and pick up a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays, salvaging a victory to wrap up what had been a disappointing series.

  • Francona reiterates belief in Tribe in team meeting

    Indians manager Terry Francona is not big on speeches, but he knows there are times when his voice needs to be heard in the clubhouse. Following Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Blue Jays, marking the seventh defeat in nine games for Cleveland, Francona called a team meeting.

  • Tribe's Santana working through rough stretch

    Slumps tend to be magnified at the start of the season. The way Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo sees things, Carlos Santana's current rough stretch has as much to do with a longer swing as it does with fighting the paltry numbers listed on the scoreboard.

  • Francona being patient with top of lineup

    No one needs to tell Indians manager Terry Francona that the top of his lineup is struggling. Prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Francona admitted that the temptation to switch up the batting order definitely exists.