8/21/2014 | Sluggers' talks help Walters emerge as power threat
Zach Walters was hitting in the batting cage at Detroit's spring facility two springs ago, working on his swing during a rain delay. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera wandered over, watched a few swings and then asked the young hitter a question.
8/21/2014 | Tribe puts faith in surging Carrasco as Astros visit
Turning to an emerging arm in their rotation Friday to begin a three-game home series versus the Astros, the Indians continue their playoff push behind Carlos Carrasco, who will duel with a struggling Brad Peacock.
8/21/2014 | Indians can't support less-than-stellar Kluber
It says a lot about the kind of season Indians starter Corey Kluber is having that Thursday could be considered a bad day at the office. In what has been an incredible second half for Cleveland's rotation leader, Kluber finally flinched in what would normally be deemed a decent effort. Given the high standards the right-hander has set of late, he looked to be laboring on a day when a lack of run support led to a 4-1 loss to the Twins at Target Field.
8/21/2014 | Gomes exits an inning after being hit in mask
The Indians were not going to take any chances when catcher Yan Gomes began to feel ill after absorbing a deflected pitch off the mask on Thursday afternoon. In the sixth inning of the Tribe's 4-1 loss to the Twins, Gomes exited with concussion-like symptoms, but the catcher's ailment was not technically classified as a concussion. Gomes was evaluated by a doctor on site at Target Field and will continue to be monitored by the Indians overnight.
8/21/2014 | Francona walks 'fine line' using 'pen at record pace
During a mound visit on Tuesday night, while the Indians were trying to claw back into the game against the Twins, second baseman Jason Kipnis had an emphatic message for manager Terry Francona.
8/21/2014 | Tito thinks of Schilling during Ice Bucket Challenge
Indians manager Terry Francona had a good friend on his mind as a cooler filled with ice and cold water was dumped over his bald head on Wednesday night.
8/20/2014 | Francona goes 1-for-2 on replay challenges
Indians manager Terry Francona did his part to help his offense on Wednesday night, challenging a pair of plays with different results.
8/20/2014 | Bauer working through early-inning issues
Trevor Bauer has been searching for a cure for his early-inning issues that stretch back well before this season with the Indians. Giving up early runs, followed by stretches of dominance as games progress, has been a trend throughout his amateur and professional career.
8/20/2014 | Gomes impressing Francona in all facets
If it were possible, Indians manager Terry Francona would probably pencil Yan Gomes' name into the lineup every single day. That is not how to handle an everyday catcher, though, and Gomes received a well-deserved day off from starting on Wednesday against the Twins.
8/20/2014 | Indians call on Kluber eyeing sweep of Twins
Two 13-game winners will take the mound Thursday afternoon as the Indians try to continue their climb into the American League playoff picture. Cleveland's Corey Kluber will be opposing Minnesota's Phil Hughes in the series finale at Target Field.
8/20/2014 | Sturdy House, timely offense lead Tribe over Twins
On Wednesday night, T.J. House made his first start in nearly two weeks for the Indians and showed no signs of rust. The lefty pitched into the sixth inning, quieting Minnesota's bats and setting the tone for the Tribe in a 5-0 victory at Target Field.
8/20/2014 | Knee surgeries end Swisher's 2014 season
Nick Swisher underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednedsay in Los Angeles, with Dr. Neal ElAttrache performing the debridement procedures. Swisher is expected to need eight to 10 weeks for recovery.
8/19/2014 | Swisher visits specialist for ailing right knee
The Indians plan on waiting one more day before disclosing the extent of the damage in Nick Swisher's ailing right knee. On Tuesday, Swisher was joined by Indians head athletic trainer James Quinlan in Los Angeles, where the veteran designated hitter underwent an exam by knee specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
8/19/2014 | House, Indians look to stay hot against Twins
The Tribe will send left-hander T.J. House to the mound on Wednesday against Minnesota. House's counterpart, Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, intends to make sure no part of any late-season surge by Cleveland takes place on his watch.
8/19/2014 | On day of callup, Holt keys Tribe's win
Recalled from Triple-A Columbus prior to the contest, Tyler Holt landed in Minnesota roughly a half-hour before the first pitch and arrived to the ballpark shortly after the game began to give the club an option off the bench. It was a good thing that Holt did not hit any major delays, because he delivered the decisive hit in the Indians' 7-5 comeback win over the Twins.
8/19/2014 | Indians place Raburn on DL, call up Holt
The Indians' bench took a hit on Tuesday, when the ballclub placed utilityman Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list because of right wrist soreness. Cleveland recalled rookie outfielder Tyler Holt from Triple-A Columbus to fill out Raburn's spot.
8/19/2014 | Indians bringing back Atchison in 2015
The Indians announced Tuesday that reliever Scott Atchison has agreed to a contract extension for the 2015 season, and the team will hold a club option for 2016.
8/19/2014 | Tough glove: Tribe's defense a wild card in race
The Indians made their 95th error of the season Sunday, 23 more than the league average. While the errors themselves are quantifiable, what's more difficult to determine is how much of an impact they've had on the Tribe's still-present playoff hunt.
8/18/2014 | Santana proving quite adept at first base
In a season of position hopping, Carlos Santana has settled in as a reliable first baseman for the Indians.
8/17/2014 | Holt optioned to make room for starter Salazar
The Indians expect Tyler Holt to be back in the big leagues before this season is complete, which manager Terry Francona communicated to the rookie outfielder when he was sent to Triple-A to clear space for Danny Salazar.
8/17/2014 | Carrasco thriving since rejoining starting rotation
The Indians' decision to pull Carlos Carrasco out of the bullpen and put him in the rotation last week was a necessary step at the time. Though it seemed like a temporary move, Carrasco has since earned an opportunity to stick in the starting staff for the foreseeable future.
8/17/2014 | Bauer takes on Twins in follow-up to terrific outing
Trevor Bauer will look to replicate his last performance when the Indians start a three-game series against the Twins and Kyle Gibson in Minnesota on Tuesday night.
8/17/2014 | Salazar's solid start not enough to complete sweep
On Sunday afternoon, the Indians received a strong outing from starter Danny Salazar, but the lineup's ongoing struggles sent the Tribe to a 4-1 loss to the Orioles in the finale of a three-game set at Progressive Field.
8/16/2014 | Kluber to rest an extra day before final grind
The easy thing for the Indians to do right now would be to hand the ball to Corey Kluber every five days without exception. Cleveland has decided, however, to use some caution with the leader of its rotation next week.
8/16/2014 | Bourn back in leadoff spot after coming off DL
On Saturday night against the Orioles, Michael Bourn's name was back in the starting lineup for Cleveland for the first time since July 5.
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