3:20 PM EDT, Tue May 05, 2015
Plain Dealer 9 hours ago
Preview for Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals series starting Tuesday night

Preview for Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals series starting Tuesday night

The Indians will face lefties Jason Vargas and Danny Duffy in the first two games of their three-game set against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium starting Tuesday night.
Columbus Dispatch 10 hours ago

Indians on deck

Opponent: at Kansas City Royals
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago
Cleveland Indians to activate Nick Swisher in time for Tuesday's series opener in Kansas City

Cleveland Indians to activate Nick Swisher in time for Tuesday's series opener in Kansas City

Nick Swisher's wait is over. After a nine-month absence, the veteran will reportedly return to the active major league roster in time for Tuesday's series opener in Kansas City.

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Plain Dealer 52 mins ago

Examining the Cleveland Indians' logjam in right field and the candidates for the fifth starter spot: Zack Meisel's musings

Nick Swisher's return gives manager Terry Francona four players to shuffle between the right field and designated hitter spots.
Dan Labbe / Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Terry Pluto talks Cavaliers-Bulls, NFL Draft and Indians: Podcast

Terry Pluto talks Cavaliers-Bulls, NFL Draft and Indians: Podcast

Plain Dealer columnist talks about the Cavaliers loss to the Bulls, the NFL Draft and the Indians as they enter May.
Dan Labbe / Plain Dealer 5 hours ago
Talk Cavaliers-Bulls, NFL Draft and Indians with Terry Pluto live at 11 a.m.

Talk Cavaliers-Bulls, NFL Draft and Indians with Terry Pluto live at 11 a.m.

Talk all things Cleveland sports with Plain Dealer columnist live at 11 a.m.
Plain Dealer 8 hours ago

Jason Kipnis continues to give Cleveland Indians 'a boost' from the leadoff spot

A little more than a week ago, Francona shifted Michael Bourn to the bottom of the order. He moved Kipnis to the leadoff spot. In eight games as the club's first hitter, Kipnis has compiled a .344/.462/.688 slash line, with three home runs, seven RBIs, six walks and eight runs scored.
Plain Dealer 16 hours ago

Akron RubberDucks shut down in 8-0 loss to Bowie Baysox

The RubberDucks had only five hits overall and no batter had more than one hit.
Akron Beacon Journal 16 hours ago
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis heating up in leadoff role; outfielder Nick Swisher to expected to be activated Tuesday

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis heating up in leadoff role; outfielder Nick Swisher to expected to be activated Tuesday

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis says he and the rest of the lineup have found an adjustment that’s working.He’s just not saying what it is.“That’s for me to know and you guys to enjoy watching,” Kipnis said after the Indians’ 10-7 comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.The results have been clear. Kipnis has been swinging the bat much better after struggling through the season’s first month. After going 67 games and 265 at-bats without a home run dating back to July 31 of last year, Kipnis has hit three home runs in the past five games, including Sunday’s win....
Akron Beacon Journal 21 hours ago

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

TUESDAY: Indians at RoyalsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Danny Salazar (3-0, 3.32) vs. Jason Vargas (2-1, 5.95)WEDNESDAY: Indians at RoyalsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Carlos Carrasco (3-2, 4.99) vs. Danny Duffy (2-0, 3.45)THURSDAY: Indians at RoyalsTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (0-4, 4.62) vs. Edinson Volquez (2-3, 2.10)FRIDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Mike Pelfrey (2-0, 2.63) vs. Trevor Bauer (2-0, 3.38)SATURDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 4:10 p.m.TV: STOSUNDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STOMONDAY: OffMay 12: Cardinals at IndiansTime: 6:10...
News-Herald 21 hours ago
Jim Ingraham's MLB rankings: Houston Astros move into No. 1 spot

Jim Ingraham's MLB rankings: Houston Astros move into No. 1 spot

Stand back! The Indians are hot - at least by their standards. They've won two of their last four games and four of their last 10.That's one of their warmer stretches of the season, and because of it, I've jumped them five spots in the weakling section of the weekly rankings. The Indians have rocketed up from No.

Cleveland Indians to activate OF Nick Swisher from disabled list Tuesday, per report

The Cleveland Indians will activiate outfielder Nick Swisher from the disabled list on Tuesday, per a report from MLB.com. Swisher has been rehabbing in Arizona and with Triple-A Columbus after having surgery on both knees last season. Swisher spoke with reporters last week, saying he just needed to continue to build up his stamina. Swisher played in back-to-back games with Triple-A Columbus twice this week and was in Cleveland yesterday to speak with Indians manager Terry Francona. He batted .375 with a home run in 24 at-bats at Triple-A. And it now appears Swisher and the Indians feel...
Akron Beacon Journal May 4, 2015

See how Cleveland Indians rank among highest percentages of soft, hard contact rates in baseball

FanGraphs has come out with some numbers based on calculating how often a pitcher gives up or a hitter gets hard or soft contact. For pitchers, these numbers are essentially saying how often opposing hitters are squaring up the ball when making contact. And for hitters, it shows how often they are making good or bad contact. And for the Indians, there's some good and bad news. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has the second-best percentage of soft-contact induced in baseball among qualified players at 30.8 percent. Only the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels, at 31.7, has been...
Plain Dealer May 4, 2015

The Cleveland Indians' nightmarish fourth inning: 'We're not good enough to play that stupid'

"I just hope we learn from it," said left fielder Michael Brantley, "because that six-run inning can't happen. This is Major League Baseball. We can't give runs away. We have to play clean defense, and smart. We've got to be knowing where the ball needs to go before it gets hit. The basics. This is the big leagues."
Plain Dealer May 4, 2015

Terry Francona: Cleveland Indians were 'at a crossroads' before rallying to beat Blue Jays

"We have no choice," Brantley said. "You can't say it's the start of the season forever. You have to look in the mirror and own up to everything that we've done so far."
Akron Beacon Journal May 3, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

MONDAY: OffTUESDAY: Indians at RoyalsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Danny Salazar (3-0, 3.32) vs. Jason Vargas (2-1, 5.95)WEDNESDAY: Indians at RoyalsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Carlos Carrasco (3-2, 4.98) vs. Danny Duffy (2-0, 3.45)THURSDAY: Indians at RoyalsTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (0-4, 4.62) vs. Edinson Volquez (2-3, 2.10)FRIDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOSATURDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 4:10 p.m.TV: STOMAY 10: Twins at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STO

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    Nick Swisher

    Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis heating up in leadoff role; outfielder Nick Swisher to expected to be activated Tuesday

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    Jason Kipnis

    Jason Kipnis continues to give Cleveland Indians 'a boost' from the leadoff spot

  • 1 Corey Kluber

    Corey Kluber

    Jim Ingraham: Corey Kluber's struggles show importance of pitcher-catcher chemistry

  • 1 Carlos Carrasco

    Carlos Carrasco

    Indians notebook: Stern message rights the ship for starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco

  • 1 Trevor Bauer

    Trevor Bauer

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