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Akron Beacon Journal 9 hours ago
Jason Kipnis shut down from throwing for 4-5 days with rotator cuff strain

Jason Kipnis shut down from throwing for 4-5 days with rotator cuff strain

Jason Kipnis will have to wait a bit to make his 2017 spring debut in Arizona. Kipnis was slated to act as the designated hitter in Sunday’s Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs but was scratched after being diagnosed with a rotator cuff strain and receiving a cortisone shot, per Indians manager Terry Francona. “If it was during the season, we wouldn’t do anything,” Francona told reporters in Goodyear, Ariz. “There’s just so much time to get ready [for the season] that to kind of put a bandaid on it now didn’t seem to make sense. … It’s considered a [rotator...
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago

Cleveland Indians shut down Jason Kipnis for a few days because of shoulder strain

Jason Kipnis won't see his first Cactus League action for at least a few days.
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago
Salazar pitches two crisp innings as Tribe ties Cubs 1-1 in spring training

Salazar pitches two crisp innings as Tribe ties Cubs 1-1 in spring training

MESA, Ariz.: Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Indians. No extra adrenaline from facing the Chicago Cubs. No interest in revisiting the World Series.Just another day at work.Salazar pitched two crisp innings, and Cleveland and Chicago played to a 1-1 tie in spring training on Sunday.“I was just trying to work on my fastball,” said Salazar, who allowed one hit and struck out three. “Trying to work down on it and the first guy that I face, it was a walk. But after that, just trying to relax and try to get my tempo back.”The Indians battled injuries for much of last...

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Plain Dealer 7 hours ago
No 10th inning this time: In World Series rematch, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs play to a 1-1 tie

No 10th inning this time: In World Series rematch, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs play to a 1-1 tie

This was merely a Sunday matinee on a brisk, sunny day from the relaxed confines of Sloan Park. No pressure, no stakes, other than players attempting to prepare for a season that stands five weeks away.
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs: Live updates and chat at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs: Live updates and chat at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday

Will the Indians get their long-awaited revenge against the world champion Cubs?
Akron Beacon Journal 13 hours ago

Indians continue to look at Mike Clevinger as starting pitcher

Barring something unforeseen, Mike Clevinger’s long-term development continues to follow the path of a starting pitcher. This is something the Indians have maintained since last season, when Clevinger appeared in games as both a starter and a reliever. With six of the seven spots in the Indians’ bullpen already secure, it was possible Clevinger could be an option for the seventh spot as a pitcher capable of throwing multiple innings. For at least the duration of the spring, that likely won’t be the case. Francona reaffirmed on Saturday that plan is to have Clevinger stretched out...
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
An opposite-field homer 'is one of the better feelings in life' for Cleveland Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer

An opposite-field homer 'is one of the better feelings in life' for Cleveland Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer

Zimmer is intent on landing an Opening Day roster spot, even though Francona has indicated that it would require something unforeseen for the former first-round pick not to begin the season at Triple-A Columbus.
Plain Dealer 21 hours ago
How do you like this opening day lineup for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie

How do you like this opening day lineup for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie

How does this sound for the Tribe's opening day lineup: 2B Jason Kipnis, SS Francisco Lindor, LF Michael Brantley, 1B Edwin Encarnacion, DH Carlos Santana, 3B Jose Ramirez, RF Lonnie Chisenhall, C Yan Gomes, CF Tyler Naquin and RHP Corey Kluber?
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 25, 2017
Indians continue to look at Mike Clevinger as starting pitcher; Jason Kipnis to begin spring as DH

Indians continue to look at Mike Clevinger as starting pitcher; Jason Kipnis to begin spring as DH

Barring something unforeseen, Mike Clevinger’s long-term development continues to follow the path of a starting pitcher. This is something the Indians have maintained since last season, when Clevinger appeared in games as both a starter and a reliever. With six of the seven spots in the Indians bullpen already secure, it was possible Clevinger could be an option for the seventh spot as a pitcher capable of throwing multiple innings. But for at least the duration of the spring, that likely won’t be the case. Manager Terry Francona reaffirmed on Saturday the plan is to have Clevinger...
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017
All RBI are created equal: Eight things we learned from Cleveland Indians' 8-2 win over Reds

All RBI are created equal: Eight things we learned from Cleveland Indians' 8-2 win over Reds

Edwin Encarnacion, like all proven run producers, knows he doesn't have to hit a ball 400 feet to drive in a run. He proved that Saturday in the first inning of his first exhibition game with the Indians.
News-Herald Feb 25, 2017
Indians: Merritt starts spring training opener

Indians: Merritt starts spring training opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. >> Having made one major league start, Ryan Merritt was summoned from the instructional league in Arizona last October and pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Toronto to help Cleveland close out the AL Championship Series.Four days after his 25th birthday, the left-hander was back on the mound and started the Indians' spring training opener, an 8-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 25, 2017

Indians 8, Reds 2: Ryan Merritt pitches Indians past Reds in spring training opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz.: Having made one major league start, Ryan Merritt was summoned from the instructional league in Arizona last October and pitched 4⅓ scoreless innings against Toronto to help the Indians close out the AL Championship Series.Four days after his 25th birthday, the left-hander was back on the mound and started the Indians’ spring training opener, an 8-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.Merritt allowed two runs and four hits in two innings, struck out two, walked none and hit a batter. After retiring the side in order in the first, he allowed Eugenio Suarez’s solo homer.“I...
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017
Terry Francona has much to decide, eventually, with the Cleveland Indians' starting lineup

Terry Francona has much to decide, eventually, with the Cleveland Indians' starting lineup

Carlos Santana batted leadoff in Saturday's spring training opener, with Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor following behind. That doesn't mean much, with about five weeks to cover until Opening Day.
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017
Edwin Encarnacion, Bradley Zimmer shine in Cleveland Indians' spring training opener, an 8-2 win

Edwin Encarnacion, Bradley Zimmer shine in Cleveland Indians' spring training opener, an 8-2 win

After 115 days, Ryan Merritt turned the page on any lingering World Series anguish with a fastball down the middle at Goodyear Ballpark.
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017
Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds spring training opener at 3:05 p.m.

Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds spring training opener at 3:05 p.m.

The Indians and Reds will duel at Goodyear Ballpark on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the desert, with first pitch set for 3:05 p.m. ET.
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017
Let's get this party started: Play Ball!

Let's get this party started: Play Ball!

Today is the start of the 2017 Cleveland Indians campaign, the first pitch of the first Spring Training game against the Cincinnati Reds. Game time is at 3:05 EST and on SportsTime Ohio. Young Ryan Merritt takes the mound for...

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