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Plain Dealer Feb 8, 2016

Cleveland Indians sign RH reliever Craig Stammen to minor-league deal

The Indians continued their search for bullpen help by signing veteran right-hander Craig Stammen, who spent the last seven years with Washington.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 8, 2016

Indians add RH Craig Stammen to bullpen mix with non-roster invite; Team looking into 3B Juan Uribe

The Indians added another option to the bullpen on Monday, signing right-hander Craig Stammen to a minor-league deal that includes a non-roster invitation to camp this spring. Converted to a reliever in 2010, Stammen, 31, has spent his entire major-league career with the Washington Nationals. In 229 appearances, he has compiled a 3.91 ERA with 370 strikeouts in 490⅔ innings. Last season, Stammen pitched only four innings before being shut down on April 19 with forearm/elbow complications that required season-ending surgery. In 2014, he went 4-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 72⅔...

Indians, other teams still looking into FA 3B Juan Uribe

The market on free agent third baseman Juan Uribe is still in a holding pattern. The Indians have been connected to Uribe for a while. Last season Uribe, who turns 37 in march, hit .253 with a .320 on-base percentage, 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 119 games between the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. He amassed a 1.9 WAR, per FanGraphs, after finishing 2014 with a 3.6 WAR with the Dodgers. Defensively, he’s been an above-average third baseman for most of his career. In 2013 and 2014 he had 15 and 17 defensive runs saved, respectively. That number dipped to one last...
Plain Dealer Feb 8, 2016

'A game of failure': How do minor leaguers cope with self-doubt and struggles?

"There are things you're going to encounter," Lavisky said. "It's up to you to be a good self-evaluator to recognize what you're doing and why you're not having the success you want."
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 8, 2016

Indians add RP Craig Stammen to bullpen mix with non-roster invite

The Indians added another option to the bullpen on Monday, signing relief pitcher Craig Stammen to a minor league deal that includes a non-roster invitation to camp this spring. Stammen, 31, has compiled a career 3.91 ERA in 229 appearances (he was converted to a reliever in 2010) including 370 strikeouts in 490 2/3 innings pitched with the Washington Nationals. Last season, Stammen pitched only four innings before being shut down on April 19 with forearm/elbow complications that warranted season-ending surgery. In 2014, he went 4-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 72 2/3...
Plain Dealer Feb 8, 2016
Final takeaways from the 'Life In The Minors' series

Final takeaways from the 'Life In The Minors' series

"There are probably others out there with similar predicaments about which the average baseball fan has no idea."
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 7, 2016

Indians continue campaign for Bob Feller; Jim Thome hopes Albert Belle comes to ceremony

The trucks packed with gear are leaving for Goodyear, Ariz., a promissory note that baseball will soon arrive. Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 17, all players will report by Feb. 21 and the Indians will kick off their spring training slate against the Cincinnati Reds on March 1. Spring is near and baseball is coming. Here’s a roundup of Indians notes to pass the time. Presidential MedalThe Indians have started a campaign with the goal of awarding the late Bob Feller with the Presidential Medal of Freedom via a petition. The petition, filed on WhiteHouse.gov on Wednesday, needs...
Plain Dealer Feb 7, 2016

10 free agents who could help Cleveland Indians offensively and in the bullpen

Spring training is fast approaching, but the Indians are still looking for upgrades on offense and in the bullpen. Here are 10 free agents who could make that happen.
Plain Dealer Feb 6, 2016

Will The Donald try to buy Cleveland Indians again if he's not nominated? Hey, Hoynsie

Donald Trump, presidential candidate, once tried to buy the Indians when he was merely a New York tycoon. If Trump is not nominated as the Republican candidate for president, what are the chances he tries to buy the Indians again?
Plain Dealer Feb 6, 2016

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' third base options and memories of Walt Williams -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Indians have third base questions ... Gio Urshela? Juan Uribe? Lots of Tribe notes.
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016
Closing time: How does a minor leaguer know when to call it a career if he never got a big league chance?

Closing time: How does a minor leaguer know when to call it a career if he never got a big league chance?

When do those players know that it's time to call it a career, to squash that last hope of a shot at stardom? How does one walk away when he has strived toward the same goal for so long?
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016
'This is like taking 65 kids on a two-month vacation': Cleveland Indians embark on another year of spring training

'This is like taking 65 kids on a two-month vacation': Cleveland Indians embark on another year of spring training

The Cleveland Indians' assistant clubhouse manager and the rest of his crew loaded a pair of trucks that are scheduled to arrive at the team's complex in Goodyear, Arizona, on Tuesday.
Dan Labbe / Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016
Talk Browns, Cavaliers, Indians with Dennis Manoloff at 12:30

Talk Browns, Cavaliers, Indians with Dennis Manoloff at 12:30

DMan will talk all things Cleveland sports live today at 12:30.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 5, 2016

Indians continue campaign for Bob Feller; Jim Thome hopes Albert Belle comes to ceremony

The trucks packed with gear are leaving for Goodyear, Arizona, a promissory note that baseball will soon arrive. Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 17, all players will report by Feb. 21 and the Indians kick off their spring training slate against the Cincinnati Reds on March 1. Spring is near and baseball is coming. Here’s a roundup of Indians notes to pass the time. Presidential Medal The Indians have started a campaign with the goal of awarding the late Bob Feller with the Presidential Medal of Freedom via a petition. The petition, filed on WhiteHouse.gov on...
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016

Is Jim Thome a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Thursday Conversation follow-up

Jim Thome totaled 612 home runs, including 337 in a Cleveland Indians uniform. He and former teammate Omar Vizquel will join the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in 2018. Will Thome earn entry on his first try?

Indians Player News

  • 1 Michael Brantley

    Michael Brantley

    Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley "excited" about his progress from shoulder surgery

  • 1 Lonnie Chisenhall

    Lonnie Chisenhall

    Who will be in opening day outfield for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie

  • 1 Tommy Hunter

    Tommy Hunter

    Cleveland Indians sign RHP Tommy Hunter to 1-year deal worth $2 million

  • 1 Abraham Almonte

    Abraham Almonte

    What will Michael Brantley-less outfield look like for Cleveland Indians?

  • Josh Tomlin

    Josh Tomlin

    Josh Tomlin staying around: Right-hander says loyalty’s a big reason why he agreed to new $5.5 million, two-year contract

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