4-14-14: The Indians have lost four of their last five overall, including two-of-three in Chicago this weekend. Several of the Tribe’s big hitters are scuffling early on, as Asdrubal Cabrera, Nick Swisher, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis are all hitting under .240 to start. David Murphy has been solid in his first season with the Indians, as he already leads the team with 11 RBI’s. Cleveland (6-7) will head to Detroit for three games starting Tuesday.
4-7-14: The Tribe impressively won two out of three games in Oakland to kick things off this year, but came home and then lost two of three to Minnesota, disappointingly. The bullpen has been extremely busy early on, as Scott Atchison, Marc Rzepczynski, Cody Allen, Josh Outman, Bryan Shaw, Blake Wood and John Axford have all already appeared in three of Cleveland’s first six games. The Cleveland Indians will host the San Diego Padres for a three-game series starting Monday evening.
4-1-14: Justin Masterson’s season got off to a fine start as the Indians’ ace went seven strong innings without allowing a run to the A’s while striking out four. Cleveland’s offense didn’t wake up until the 9th, however, when they struck for a pair of runs off of Oakland’s Jim Johnson. John Axford picked up the save as the Indians took the season opener, 2-0.
3-27-14: The Cleveland Indians lost a little starting pitching depth in the last week of Spring Training as they released Aaron Harang per his request, and he quickly latched on with the Atlanta Braves. The Indians also named Carlos Santana, former catcher, designated hitter, and first basemen, as their every day third basemen for the 2014 season. Scott Atchison was signed to a minor league deal this winter and was informed he would be making the Opening Day roster and added to the 40 man and 25 man rosters to help bolster the bullpen for Cleveland. Atchison had a strong spring allowing two walks and one hit in eight innings with eight strikeouts of work for the Indians. The Indians have one of the lowest payrolls in all of baseball for 2014 but still looks to challenge the Detroit Tigers and the rest of the league for the American League Central division title or one of the two Wild Card spots for the postseason.
3-20-14: The Cleveland Indians far and away have the best record in all of spring training, and especially in the Cactus League, behind young pitching and power hitting. The Indians have a lot of work to do replacing Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir and it starts with extending Justin Masterson, those talks are still on hold for now though as both sides are working towards a deal. Speaking of Masterson he has been named the Opening Day starter for the Indians, not that this should come as a surprise to anyone. Jason Giambi was slated to get some time at DH this season but has recently broken a rib and will start the season on the disabled list with the injury opening the door for someone out of the Indians system. Giambi will miss three to four weeks with the injury as the Indians season starts in less than two weeks.
3-13-14: The Cleveland Indians are an exciting team to watch this spring after a strong 2013 season. Carlos Santana, a catcher who converted to first base, is learning third base, Justin Masterson is working towards signing an extension with the team, and the Indians ticket prices are staying the same for the most part. Cleveland has the best Cactus League record so far this season and look to ride the hot bats and young power arms all the way in 2014.
3-5-14: The Cleveland Indians have seemingly begun to transition there once young starting catcher Carlos Santana into a third basement. The young slugger will make periodic starts at third base throughout the spring. The Indians organization have made it clear that they are interested in extending the contract of 26-year-old Jason Kipnis.
1-24-14: The Cleveland Indians are hoping that Danny Salazar can live up to expectations as he is being heralded as the best Indians pitching prospect since CC Sabathia. One interesting note is that the Indians are debating changing catcher Carlos Santana to third base as prospect Yan Gomes has been climbing through the ranks and appears poised to win the starting job.
1-7-14: It's looking as if Ubaldo Jimenez will no longer be a member of the Cleveland Indians as he recently announced that he is looking for four-year deal worth up to $20 million per season. Although it's reported that his asking price may have come down is unlikely that the Indians will get into a bidding war with the Yankees or Blue Jays who were also rumored to be heavy Suiters.
12-9-13: The Cleveland Indians made many improvements last season including winning 10 straight games to finish the season. Unfortunately their winning streak with snap as soon as possible season play began as they lost to the Tampa Bay rays in the one game playing game. Not enough credit can be given to manager Terry Francona who took in unflattering roster and led them to 92 wins finishing just one game behind the tigers for first place in the Central division. The Indians will return with much of the same roster as they did last year hoping to continue the success they had in their home ballpark with a posted a 51–30 record.
9-30-13: Despite not having a roster filled with all-star names it is not much of a surprise that the Cleavland Indians are in the playoff hunt. Under the leadership of Terry Francona and a veteran ballclub the Indians of manage 90 winds and currently are the second American League wild-card team. Coming into the weekend the Indians hold a one game lead over Texas who is also fighting for that final playoff spot. Cleveland has been friendly to the Indians as they posted a 51–30 record at home. Nick Swisher led the team in homeruns with 21 this season. The Cleveland Indians scored 735 run so far this season and that ranks fifth best in all of baseball. Over the weekend they will face the rival Minnesota Twins in Minnesota.
8/20/13 - The Cleveland Indians are in second place with a record of 68 – 58. They Trilva division leading Detroit Tigers by 6 games. The Indians are five and five in the last 10 games. This week Cleveland is on the West Coast to face the Los Angeles Angels. They opened up that road trip with a 5-2 win over the Angels.
In terms of the wildcard race in the American League the Cleveland Indians are 4.5 games behind the Tampa Bay rays and theOakland Athletics.
8/6/13 - The Cleveland Indians of surprise many with their strong play throughout the season. Currently they are in second place in the Central, but also hold the second wild-card position in the American League. The Indians have a 9-1 record in their last 10 games.
7/31/13 - The Indians have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals for a minor league infielder.
7/18/13 - Through the first half of the season under new manager Terry Francona the Cleveland Indians have impressed. With limited offensive power and not many big names to speak of the Indians have one for the road heading into the break. Behind the bat of second baseman Jason Kipnis and the solid pitching from Justin Masterson the Indians are currently in second place with 51 wins. The Indians are currently only 1.5 games out of first place behind the Detroit Tigers. Once the regular season resumes the Indians will head to Minnesota for series against the Twins.
7/7/13 - Two Cleveland Indians were selected for the 2013 American League All-Star Game. 10-game winner Justin Masterson and second baseman Jason Kipnis will both be making their first all-star game appearance.
6/12/13 - Losers of 8 in a row, the Cleveland Indians are the only second-place team in baseball with a losing record. Playing in a weak division under new manager Terry Francona The Indians will try to break their losing streak against the Texas Rangers this week. Newly acquired Nick Swisher Is hitting 240 with seven homeruns. The young leftfielder Michael Brantley is leading the team in batting average hitting 284.