11/25/2014 | Tribe considering new third-base option in Headley
The Indians appear at least slightly open to the possibility of tinkering with their status at third base, especially if it can improve their defensive outlook, and free agent Chase Headley may be their top contender.
11/25/2014 | Broadcaster Hamilton talks all things Tribe
MLB.com talked with Tom Hamilton, who just wrapped up his 25th season in the broadcast booth with the Indians, about his book, the 1990s and what's ahead for the Tribe.
11/24/2014 | Indians have knack for predicting future performance
There is an innate desire to declare a trade either a win or a loss for a team in the immediate aftermath of a transaction. The reality is that it can take years, or entire careers, before a deal can be accurately analyzed and a winner determined.
11/23/2014 | Indians acquire Brewer from D-backs; designate Barnes
The Indians added one pitcher to their roster Sunday and removed another, acquiring right-hander Charles Brewer from the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations and designating left-hander Scott Barnes for assignment.
11/23/2014 | Kluber, Francona take home local BBWAA honors
One hopes Corey Kluber dusted off his trophy case, because soon he'll have a nice plaque to go with his Cy Young Award. The Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America has voted Kluber the 2014 Bob Feller Man of the Year, a local de facto Most Valuable Player award.
11/21/2014 | Indians bullpen coach Cash a finalist for Rays manager
The Tampa Bay Rays have whittled their managerial candidates list from 10 to three, and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash remains in play.
11/21/2014 | Indians unveil spring schedule, open vs. Reds
For Northeast Ohioans already fighting off freezing temps and snowstorms in November, a welcomed sign of spring emerged Friday -- the release of the Indians' 2015 Spring Training schedule.
11/21/2014 | Urshela won't need surgery for knee sprain
Giovanny Urshela, freshly added to the 40-man roster, is an interesting name in the 2015 mix for an Indians team that struggled defensively last season. And on Friday, the team got good news in the form of official word that Urshela should be physically prepared to be a part of that mix by the start of the 2015 campaign.
11/21/2014 | Inbox: Should Tribe bring back righties to bolster staff?
Are the Indians considering trading for Ubaldo Jimenez? Is he a fit? How about Justin Masterson? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian fields these questions and more in the Inbox.
11/20/2014 | Urshela among five protected from Rule 5 Draft
Given the increasing emphasis on the need for young, controllable talent, sometimes the more impactful roster additions an organization makes in the offseason are the ones that come internally. The Indians made five such additions Thursday as a precursor to next month's Rule 5 Draft.
11/20/2014 | Third annual Tribe Fest Jan. 24-25 at Progressive Field
The Indians' third annual Tribe Fest, a chance for fans to mingle with numerous players past and present, will take place Jan. 24-25 at Progressive Field.
11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League
The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.
11/19/2014 | Indians have decisions as Rule 5 Draft approaches
Before the clock strikes midnight on Thursday night, Major League teams must decide which Rule 5 Draft-eligible players will be added to their respective 40-man rosters. The Indians currently have five open spots on their roster and a handful of interesting prospects currently exposed to the Rule 5 process.
11/19/2014 | MLB's last off-day in Japan loaded with culture, goodwill
Since they arrived in Japan 10 days ago, the squad of MLB All-Stars have been greeted warmly at every stop and they've embarked on a series of goodwill visits that have impacted them as much as the locals.
11/18/2014 | Gomes, Kluber form dynamic duo for Indians
Two seasons ago, Corey Kluber and Yan Gomes competed for jobs with the Tribe during the spring, but both were shipped to Triple-A Columbus to start the year. It did not take long for the duo to join the Indians, seize regular roles and develop into one of the best batteries in Major League Baseball.
11/18/2014 | Right-handers Marcum, Molleken invited to Indians camp
On Tuesday, Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken signed Minor League contracts with the Indians, who will bring both right-handed pitchers to camp this coming spring as non-roster invitees.
11/17/2014 | Urshela's winter ball stay cut short by injured knee
Giovanny Urshela's breakout year in the Indians' farm system put him one phone call away from the big leagues this past season. Cleveland is hoping his current knee injury will not disrupt his offseason too much as the organization plans for 2015.
11/17/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant, Lindor the next ROYs
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Indians are projected to make big-time Major League contributions in 2015 that could land them Rookie of the Year Award hardware.
11/16/2014 | Kluber's trek to stardom slow and steady
Farm directors see hundreds of players across the country on scouting trips. Years after a journey to a particular dusty diamond, they might struggle to recall the details of who they saw play that day or the initial impression of the athlete who drew their attention. Bill Gayton does not have that problem when Corey Kluber's name is mentioned.
11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
11/14/2014 | Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game
You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.
11/14/2014 | Tribe mulling Masterson reunion
Less than a year ago, the Indians were discussing a multiyear extension for sinkerballer Justin Masterson. Now he is looking to re-establish himself with a short-term deal. Given their strong history and rapport with Masterson, the Indians are one of about a dozen teams that have checked in with the pitcher's camp this winter.
11/13/2014 | Stetson alumni Kluber, deGrom bring pride to university
Walk through the baseball offices of Melching Field at Conrad Park, move past the bulletin board and step into the Stetson Hatters' locker room. Check out one locker under a flat-panel TV and another near the door to the dugout. One is signed by Corey Kluber, the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner; the other by Jacob deGrom, 2014 National League Rookie of the Year.
11/12/2014 | Kluber took role of leader in Cy Young season
After former rotation leader Justin Masterson was traded, the Indians turned to Corey Kluber to lead the staff and he responded with a Cy Young Award-winning season.
11/12/2014 | Kluber over Felix for AL Cy Young the right choice
Voting for the American League Cy Young Award was a painstaking prescription for split-the-baby style scrutiny involving consultation of the heart, the mind, the gut and -- gulp -- the math. In the end, what we were left with Wednesday night was an AL upset in which the upstart Corey Kluber defeated King Felix Hernandez. And at the risk of never again receiving a cordial welcome in the lovely city of Seattle, I think the voters absolutely got this one right, too.
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