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Swisher faces pitching for first time since August

Swisher faces pitching for first time since August

MLB.com Updated 22 hours ago
Nick Swisher had not faced live pitching since last August until stepping to the plate for a live batting practice session Saturday morning. The veteran was welcomed back by hard-throwing Indians right-handers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.
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  • Bauer taking nothing for granted as he refines repertoire

    Bauer taking nothing for granted as he refines repertoire

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Trevor Bauer is out of Minor League options and assured a spot in the Indians' Opening Day rotation, barring any unforeseen setbacks. In his first live BP workout, the right-hander worked on all of his pitches, including the two-seamer and splitter he r…
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  • On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in…

    On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in Atlanta

    nytimes.com 23 hours ago
    John Hart, formerly a general manager with the Indians and the Rangers, is fired up about resuming his position in the front office and “restarting” the Braves.
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  • Kipnis among candidates to be Tribe's No. 2 man

    Kipnis among candidates to be Tribe's No. 2 man

    MLB.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    If Cleveland has Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley in the first three spots of the order, respectively, that will stack three lefty batters in a row. Indians manager Terry Francona is in the midst of considering the risk and reward of suc…
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  • Overcoming elbow injuries, Floyd gets new start with Indians

    Overcoming elbow injuries, Floyd gets new start with Indians

    MLB.com Feb 26 (3 days ago)
    For the second year in a row, Floyd is on the comeback trail, but he is doing so as the newest member of the Indians' rotation this time around.
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  • Tribe to Murphy: Prepare as you normally do

    Tribe to Murphy: Prepare as you normally do

    MLB.com Feb 24 (5 days ago)
    David Murphy might find himself on the Indians' Opening Day roster when everything is said and done, but the veteran outfielder's role has yet to be determined. Depending on the health of a few other players, Murphy could be the starting right fielder o…
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  • Lindor outlasts competition in Tribe's endurance test

    Lindor outlasts competition in Tribe's endurance test

    MLB.com Feb 24 (5 days ago)
    Francisco Lindor pushed through the pain, sprinted hard and dove through the line of orange cones to an eruption of cheers from his Indians teammates on Tuesday morning. It was only a performance test, but the shortstop prospect wanted badly to be the l…
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  • Bourn builds strength, speed with sprint legend Burrell

    Bourn builds strength, speed with sprint legend Burrell

    MLB.com Feb 21
    To be the same type of baserunning threat he was a few years ago, Indians center fielder Michael Bourn endured a unique offseason of strength and speed training with a world class instructor.
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  • MLB says Trevor Bauer can't fly drone at spring training

    MLB says Trevor Bauer can't fly drone at spring training

    yahoo.com Feb 20
    Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer arrived at spring training with a couple goals in mind this year. First and most obvious, he's looking to prepare for a new season, which the Indians hope will include a run to the postseason. Aside from that thoug…
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  • Francona: Rotation must be 'team strength' to contend

    Francona: Rotation must be 'team strength' to contend

    MLB.com Feb 19
    The Indians have been gaining some national recognition of late as a possible sleeper team in the American League. One of the reasons prognosticators like the Tribe is the potential that exists within Cleveland's rotation.
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  • Healthy Kipnis vows to return with a vengeance

    Healthy Kipnis vows to return with a vengeance

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Jason Kipnis had a nightmarish 2014 season due to injuries, but the Indians second baseman is determined to recapture his All-Star form of 2013.
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  • Indians eye Royals-like run in 2015

    Indians eye Royals-like run in 2015

    yahoo.com Feb 18
    With the first batch of pitchers and catchers officially reporting on Wednesday, we can officially declare that baseball is back. And now that we've declared baseball is back, it's time for players to officially declare their optimism for the upcoming s…
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  • Justin Verlander says Tigers are 'still the team to beat' in AL…

    Justin Verlander says Tigers are 'still the team to beat' in AL Central

    yahoo.com Feb 18
    The AL Central figures to be one of the most interesting divisions in baseball for 2015: The Chicago White Sox made a number of top-flight additions this offseason, the Kansas City Royals are coming off a World Series trip, the Cleveland Indians are a p…
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  • Chen ready for a new chapter in his career with the Indians

    Chen ready for a new chapter in his career with the Indians

    Not many active players can say they once suited up for the Montreal Expos. That short list includes left-hander Bruce Chen, who is trying to defy his age in order to win a job with the Indians and have a shot at winning a World Series.
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  • Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa, to Become City Hall

    Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa, to Become City Hall

    nytimes.com Feb 16
    After Bob Feller, the Hall of Fame pitcher, died in 2010, the business model for his museum in Van Meter, Iowa, began to fail. It was sold to the city for a new city hall.
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  • Yankees planning to retire Pettitte's No. 46

    Yankees planning to retire Pettitte's No. 46

    MLB.com Feb 15
    The Yankees will celebrate the career of baseball's winningest postseason pitcher, Andy Pettitte, by retiring his uniform number (46) and unveiling a plaque in Monument Park prior to an Aug. 23 game against the Indians at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Indians to experiment with earlier weeknight start times

    Indians to experiment with earlier weeknight start times

    yahoo.com Feb 13
    The Cleveland Indians have an idea that they hope will make attending weeknight games more appealing to their fans. For five home games – three in April and two in May – first pitch will be at 6:10 p.m., an hour earlier than usual for a week night. Here…
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  • Double-A team to host 'Brian Williams' Pants On Fire Night'

    Double-A team to host 'Brian Williams' Pants On Fire Night'

    yahoo.com Feb 11
    If there's a major story or scandal in the news, we can always count on at least one minor league baseball team turning it into a wacky promotion. The Akron Rubber Ducks — the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians — are the latest team to employ t…
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  • Indians add depth with utility man M. Martinez

    Indians add depth with utility man M. Martinez

    MLB.com Feb 11
    The Indians added more depth to their infield on Wednesday, signing versatile utility man Michael Martinez to a Minor League contract. The deal includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
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  • Indians expecting Chisenhall to continue making strides at thir…

    Indians expecting Chisenhall to continue making strides at third

    MLB.com Feb 11
    In many ways, 2014 was a remarkable breakout season for third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. But the Indians are looking for Chisenhall to smooth out his inconsistency at the plate and with the glove to put up an even better season this season.
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  • Indians prospect Sheffield receives probation

    Indians prospect Sheffield receives probation

    MLB.com Feb 6
    Indians pitching prospect Justus Sheffield has pleaded guilty to underage drinking and a reduced charge of aggravated criminal tresspass, according to multiple reports. The charges stemmed from an incident last month in Tullahoma, Tenn.
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  • Tigers must prepare to scratch, claw to top of division

    Tigers must prepare to scratch, claw to top of division

    MLB.com Feb 6
    With the opening of spring camps less than two weeks away, the only thing that seems certain about the American League Central is that nothing is certain. Solid arguments can be made for four teams in the division: the Tigers, Royals, White Sox and Indi…
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  • Video - How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered? 02:44

    How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered?

    Feb 16
    Jerry Crasnick reflects on the career and legacy of Jason Giambi, who announced his retirement from baseball Monday.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Intriguing Indians 01:51

    Buster's Blog: Intriguing Indians

    Jan 22
    One of the most intriguing teams in 2015, the Cleveland Indians have the talent to make it back to the postseason in what is probably the toughest division in baseball.
  • Video - Great Move By Indians 00:57

    Great Move By Indians

    Dec 8
    Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney and Jayson Stark discuss Cleveland's deal for Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss.
  • Video - Kluber On AL Cy Young Win 01:48

    Kluber On AL Cy Young Win

    Nov 12
    Corey Kluber discusses his American League Cy Young award-winning season.

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