3/6/2014 | Hagadone learns lesson after being caught off guard
Indians left-hander Nick Hagadone was caught off guard when the bullpen phone rang and he was told to warm up during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Mariners. He was umprepared to take the mound and the results on the field backed that up.
3/6/2014 | Raburn's mechanical tweaks paying off
Ryan Raburn knew the flaws in his swing when he joined the Indians, but the utility man was not sure how to fix it. When Cleveland got him in camp before last season, the coaching staff felt that it had come up with a solution. One year later, the results appear to back that up.
3/6/2014 | Salazar scheduled to pitch in Friday's intrasquad game
Working his way through a conservative throwing program, Danny Salazar is slated to log one inning in a game environment on Friday morning. Salazar is scheduled to throw one inning in an intrasquad "B" game at Cleveland's complex.
3/5/2014 | Kipnis not satisfied with his or club's success
During Cleveland's run to the American League Wild Card Game last season, Jason Kipnis proved to be the motor within the Indians' versatile offense. Terry Francona trusted the second baseman with the third spot in the batting order and the Tribe's manager sees no reason not to open the coming campaign with the same plan.
3/5/2014 | Playing several backups, Indians rally past M's
Mariners southpaw James Paxton continued his push for a starting job as he threw three scoreless innings on Wednesday, but the Indians rallied to pull out an 8-5 victory at Peoria Stadium. In the ninth, Cleveland's Francisco Lindor broke a 5-5 tie with a pinch-hit RBI double off Danny Farquhar, followed by Carlos Moncrief's RBI triple and Ryan Rohlinger's RBI single.
3/5/2014 | Masterson taking different approach to contract talk
They call this guy "Nasty Masty" because of the weaponry he brings to the mound, fastballs and sliders flinging out of the hand attached to that 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame. Off the mound, as we've learned, Justin Masterson is anything but nasty. It should be no surprise, then, that he is going about the sometimes brutal business side of the game in such a genial manner.
3/5/2014 | Tomlin's focus on comeback, not competition
The box score shows that Josh Tomlin surrendered two runs in his outing against the White Sox on Tuesday afternoon. What it does not show is that the Indians starter located the pitch how he hoped on the hit that cost him.
3/5/2014 | Sellers eyes utility role with Indians
Justin Sellers knows that the Indians value having versatile utility players available off the bench. The recently acquired infielder is hoping to use this spring to show Cleveland that he has the ability to fill that type of role.
3/5/2014 | Masterson cites why he'd sign short-term pact
There are millions of reasons for Justin Masterson to take his talents to the free-agent market next offseason, but the Indians rotation leader also sees plenty of reasons to consider sticking around with Cleveland for a few more years.
3/4/2014 | Short-term deal may give Masterson security he seeks
Right-hander Justin Masterson might be willing to pen his name on a shorter-term contract (three or four years) in order to remain with the Indians for the next few years.
3/4/2014 | McAllister, balanced offense pace Tribe in walk-off win
Zach McAllister tossed two shutout innings and Indians had fvie different players drive in runs en route to a 5-4, walk-off win over the White Sox on Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark. Joe Wendle plated the game-winner with a two-out, single in the ninth.
3/4/2014 | Indians hire former pitcher as replay coordinator
On Tuesday, Cleveland announced that it has hired Gregg Langbehn to serve as the club's Major League replay coordinator.
3/4/2014 | Tribe leaning on experience for return trip to playoffs
After their first taste of the playoffs in six years, the Indians are hungry to get back this season
3/4/2014 | Indians expect healthy, disruptive Bourn
Indians manager Terry Francona is confident that Michael Bourn will do everything he can to move past last season's injuries and once again become a disruptive threat atop the lineup.
3/4/2014 | Rebuilt Pestano appears street-ready in first outing
Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano showed up leaner this spring after deciding to use this past winter to give himself an overhaul.
3/3/2014 | Magical run of 1990s Tribe teams brought back to life
You could feel it again, in that fleeting moment when a red-clad crowd went crazy during lineup introductions, celebrating a Wild Card-winning Indians club that unexpectedly brought playoff baseball back to Cleveland.
3/3/2014 | Utility man Aviles stays ready for Francona
Mike Aviles is on the Indians' bench, but he does not feel like a bench player. The utility man said that manager Terry Francona creates that kind of feeling with the way he mixes and matches with his reserve players.
3/3/2014 | Johnson has a perfect day for Tribe
Roster hopeful Jeff Francoeur got the scoring started early with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the first inning. He finished the day 2-for-3, and Elliot Johnson, also fighting for a spot, had three hits as the Indians beat Texas 6-5.
3/3/2014 | Film buff Axford produces perfect Oscar scorecard
Indians reliever John Axford went a perfect 18-for-18 in his annual Oscar predictions for the 86th Academy Awards.
3/3/2014 | Brantley has his swing primed in spring again
Given the simple nature of Michael Brantley's swing, the Indians left fielder has to guard against getting ready too soon in the winter months. There have been times when Brantley has needed to put the bat back in its rack for a few days.
3/3/2014 | Top prospect Lindor displays some power
The Indians are not expecting top prospect Francisco Lindor to develop into a power hitter, but the young shortstop has shown some pop in his bat this spring.
3/2/2014 | Indians relying on young arms to fill in rotation
Outside of Cleveland, not much is known on a national scale about the three pitchers viewed as locks to make the staff behind Justin Masterson.
3/2/2014 | Swisher chooses to ease into Spring Training
Nick Swisher asked manager Terry Francona to keep him off the field for a handful of contests to start the preseason, feeling that he pushed things too hard too early in the schedule last year
3/2/2014 | Top prospect Lindor's three-run homer puts game away
In the seventh inning vs. the Mariners on Sunday, shortstop Francisco Lindor -- Cleveland's top prospect -- launched a three-run home run off reliever Logan Lawcom.
3/2/2014 | Gomes honored to be trailblazer for Brazil
After the Indians' Yan Gomes became the first Brazilian-born player to reach the Major Leagues, the Hall of Fame collected the Blue Jays hat and jersey he wore in that May 17, 2012, game against the Yankees.
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