1/28/2015 | Closer look: Allen a well-rounded bullpen weapon
One word is noticeably absent each time that manager Terry Francona discusses reliever Cody Allen. No matter how many times the pitcher has appeared in the ninth inning, and no matter how many saves the right-hander piled up last year, Francona will not call him a closer.
1/28/2015 | Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops
MLBPipeline.com's 2015 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled on Friday on MLB.com, with the Top 50 revealed during a one-hour show on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to that, MLBPipeline.com takes a look at baseball's Top 10 prospects at each position.
1/27/2015 | Ramsey soaking it in at winter development program
James Ramsey was in the visitors' clubhouse at Progressive Field, where he and a dozen other Cleveland prospects are taking part in the organization's annual winter development program this week. The event includes a long list of guest speakers and gives the players an opportunity to train at the ballpark, while getting to know the team's staff and the city of Cleveland.
1/27/2015 | Lindor among internal non-roster invites to spring camp
This might very well be the season in which highly-touted Indians prospect Francisco Lindor kicks down the door to the Major Leagues. For now, though, the shortstop will have to settle for an invitation to big league camp for the second year in a row. On Tuesday, Cleveland announced that Lindor is among the club's seven internal non-roster invites to Spring Training this year.
1/26/2015 | Francona confident Indians have pieces to contend
During the team's annual Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Indians president Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona reiterated their belief that the team in place is more than capable of contending.
1/26/2015 | Urshela, Merritt earn Indians' Minors awards
Indians prospects prospects Giovanny Urshela and Ryan Merritt were honored on Monday as the club's top Minor Leaguers for 2014. Urshela received the Lou Boudreau Award (top position player) and Merritt took home the Bob Feller Award (top pitcher).
1/25/2015 | Murphy's unclear role a result of injuries, outfield depth
Right fielder David Murphy, who was signed to a two-year contract prior to last season, likely stands to lose playing time if both Brandon Moss and Nick Swisher are healthy and ready to go by Opening Day.
1/25/2015 | Shapiro: Stadium renovations on schedule
Fans pouring into Tribe Fest this weekend were able to get a glimpse of the ongoing renovations at Progressive Field. Team president Mark Shapiro was happy to report that even in the face of the latest snowstorm to hit the city, the project remains on schedule.
1/25/2015 | Kluber collects Cy Young Award, joins Tribe Fest
Following a whirlwind trip to New York and back, Indians starter Corey Kluber returned to Tribe Fest with his American League Cy Young Award in tow.
1/24/2015 | Players, staff get up close with fans at Tribe Fest
On the first day of the third annual Tribe Fest at Progressive Field, streams of Indians diehards poured through the gates, enjoyed the behind-the-scenes festivities and expressed optimism about the season ahead.
1/24/2015 | Doby celebration, giveaway highlight promo schedule
If a Mount Rushmore existed for Indians greats, Larry Doby would undoubtedly have a place on the mountain top. Doby was not only an icon for the franchise, but a trailblazer for black players in the American League.
1/23/2015 | Moss determined to be in Indians' Opening Day lineup
Brandon Moss, who underwent offseason hip surgery, has not picked up a bat yet this winter, but the Indians' biggest offseason acquisition is intent on being in the lineup on Opening Day and nearly every day after that.
1/23/2015 | Swisher free of negative thoughts heading into '15
After enduring two knee surgeries and an offseason of reflection, Nick Swisher is eager to show the Indians that he can once again be an offensive force.
1/23/2015 | Full slate of stars on hand for Tribe Fest this weekend
In less than one month, Cleveland's pitchers and catchers will convene on sun-splashed Arizona baseball diamonds, reporting for the start of Spring Training. In the team's snow-covered home city, fans are about to get a sneak peek at the Indians team that is assembled for the upcoming campaign.
1/22/2015 | Kluber top pro athlete at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards
Indians ace and 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber was named the Professional Athlete of the Year during the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday.
1/21/2015 | Indians unveil plans for new concessions
One of the goals behind the ongoing renovation project at Progressive Field was to find ways to introduce elements of Cleveland neighborhoods within the ballpark. The Indians felt one way to do that was to bring some of the area's popular restaurants into the fold.
1/20/2015 | Indians' plan is to have healthy Swisher, Moss
Making the Opening Day roster is a goal for every player in Spring Training. Indians manager Terry Francona wants to make sure veterans such as Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss understand that the first game of the season is not the most important one on the schedule.
1/20/2015 | Kipnis on road to recovery from finger surgery
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is among the many players who are scheduled to be on hand at Progressive Field this weekend for the team's annual Tribe Fest. On Tuesday morning, Kipnis ran into his manager at the ballpark and had a brief chat.
1/20/2015 | Francona aiming to shore up Tribe's defense
Indians manager Terry Francona has mentioned multiple times this winter that improving his team's defensive play is a priority for the upcoming season. On Tuesday, Francona again stressed the importance of using Spring Training to make strides in that area.
1/20/2015 | Player development staff for Indians announced
On Tuesday, Cleveland unveiled its staffing plans for the player development department, and from top to bottom, the Indians have undergone changes in the leadership structure of their farm system for the upcoming season.
1/19/2015 | Inbox: How will Indians fare with current roster?
Can the Indians make a run in 2015? Do they need to make any additions before spring? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian opens up the Inbox.
1/16/2015 | Indians clear arbitration slate with three deals
On Friday, the Indians signed right fielder Brandon Moss ($6.5 million), setup man Bryan Shaw ($1.55 million) and right-hander Josh Tomlin ($1.5 million) for the 2015 season, thus avoiding arbitration with all three players.
1/15/2015 | Rzepczynski, Chisenhall avoid arb with Tribe
On Thursday night, the Indians settled on one-year contracts with three of its eligible players, reaching agreements with lefty Marc Rzepczynski, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and starter Carlos Carrasco.
1/15/2015 | Indians, Carrasco avoid arbitration with deal
On Thursday night, right-hander Carlos Carrasco was rewarded for his work in 2014 with a $2.3 million contract for '15, avoiding arbitration with the Indians in his first year of eligibility.
1/15/2015 | Indians sign righty Swarzak to Minor League deal
The Indians know that a safety net is important for a bullpen, especially when fielding a cast that set the American League's single-season record for combined appearances last season. On Thursday, the Tribe added another piece to that part of the puzzle, signing reliever Anthony Swarzak to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
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