Indians News

  • Giambi will be activated Monday

    The Indians have decided to give Jason Giambi a few more days of rest before activating the veteran slugger from the disabled list. Manager Terry Francona said the ballclub will wait until Monday to add the 43-year-old Giambi to the active roster.

  • Swisher's struggles don't worry Francona

    The last thing Indians manager Terry Francona is going to do is make too much of a slump roughly two weeks into the season. That is especially true when it comes to a veteran player such as Nick Swisher.

  • Indians' Gomes remembers Toronto fondly

    Hours before the Indians hosted the Blue Jays on Friday, Indians catcher Yan Gomes headed to the field during an early round of batting practice to chat with a few of his former Toronto teammates. Gomes will always cherish the brief stint he had north of the border.

  • Salazar knocked around as Tribe drops finale

    Despite Michael Brantley's four-RBI day, Cleveland's efforts against Tigers ace Justin Verlander went for naught in a 7-5 loss at Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon. Danny Salazar was tagged for five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

  • Kipnis tossed for arguing balls and strikes

    Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis expressed some frustration in the third inning on Thursday and promptly paid the price. Following a three-pitch strikeout at the hand of Tigers starter Justin Verlander, Kipnis received his first career ejection from home-plate umpire Lance Barrett.

  • Chisenhall adjusts mentally to role off bench

    Lonnie Chisenhall entered this season unsure of how he would be used by Cleveland manager Terry Francona, but through the first two weeks, he has embraced and excelled in his redefined job.

  • Improved command aids McAllister's fastball

    Zach McAllister lives and dies with his fastball, and when he is pounding the bottom half of the strike zone consistently, he can then use the upper portion of the zone to his advantage.

  • Axford bounces back after first blown save

    Sometimes the best remedy for a bad outing is the chance to swiftly take the mound again. One game after his first blown save of the season, Indians closer John Axford shut the door on the Tigers on Wednesday night.

  • McAllister strong, and Tribe closes out Tigers

    A crucial escape by Zach McAllister in the fourth inning helped pave the way for a 3-2 victory for the Indians on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

  • Aviles, Bourn speak on importance of Jackie

    With Jackie Robinson's famous No. 42 stitched on the back of each Cleveland jersey hanging in the visitors' clubhouse, Indians infielder Mike Aviles spoke of the importance of honoring the Hall of Famer.

  • Safe call at first stands after Tribe challenges

    With the Tigers trailing the Indians 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler laid down a bunt and was called safe on a bang-bang play at first. After Indians manager Terry Francona's challenge and a video review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

  • New role with Tribe impacting Santana's bat

    On Wednesday, Carlos Santana said he believes his early-season slump is partly the result of getting used to bouncing between positions.

  • Asdrubal struggling with first-pitch approach

    For as long as Asdrubal Cabrera can remember, he has had a propensity for swinging at the first pitch. The Indians shortstop has found success with that approach throughout his career, but this season has started with some struggles.

  • Prospect Bauer wins in return to Triple-A

    In his first start back with Triple-A Columbus since making a spot start for the Indians last week, right-hander Trevor Bauer threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday.

  • Weather washes out Tuesday's game in Detroit

    Tuesday's scheduled night game against the Tigers was postponed due to inclement weather. Comerica Park still had a pile of snow in shallow center field a few hours before the scheduled first pitch and the temperature in Detroit was near freezing.

  • Across nation, baseball celebrates Jackie

    The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers was greeted with tributes, ceremonies, remembrances and hundreds of uniform No. 42s across baseball on Tuesday.

  • Bourn's return delayed by weather in Motown

    A light snowfall and frigid temperatures robbed Michael Bourn of his first game of the season with the Indians on Tuesday. Inside the warm confines of Comerica Park's visitors' clubhouse, the center fielder was just thrilled to be back with the team.

  • Santana succeeding in unique role with Tribe

    An offseason idea turned Spring Training experiment is now a reality for the Tribe. In the early days of this young season, Carlos Santana is garnering the bulk of the innings at third base, hitting in the heart of the order and spelling Yan Gomes behind the plate when the catcher needs a day off. It is a unique role that no one else in the game can claim.