Three Indians players have been added to the roster of current team members scheduled to be in attendance at this year’s Tribe Fest.
The Indians are making a change atop their Latin American operations department.
Major League Baseball released the first workout dates for every club in advance of Spring Training 2016. They are as follows:
John McDonald spent the better part of two decades putting dazzling defense on display on the big league stage. The Indians announced Monday that the former shortstop will now be charged with helping mold the developing infielders within their farm system. Cleveland also announced the rest of its player-development staff.
Zach McAllister and the Indians reached agreement on a 2016 contract for $1.3 million, thus avoiding salary arbitration for the 28-year-old right-hander.
The Indians brought free-agent Mike Napoli into the fold this offseason and plan on giving him everyday at-bats as the team’s regular first baseman. That was, of course, the role that Carlos Santana filled for Cleveland last year.
Indians right-hander Joseph Colon has received a 50-game suspension without pay for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The Yankees on Friday acquired right-hander Kirby Yates from the Indians for cash considerations.
The season is getting closer. The Indians released their Spring Training broadcast schedule on Thursday, and all of their games will be available on Indians.com. Eight games will be televised and 15 will be on the radio.
There will be great interest among Indians fans when the Hall of Fame voting totals are revealed over the next two years. Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel will be introduced onto the ballot, and their careers will be examined and considered for enshrinement.
A well-known baseball executive accepted a job in Cleveland on Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with the Indians. Paul DePodesta, who got his start in baseball with the Tribe two decades ago, left the Mets and has been hired by the NFL’s Cleveland Browns to be their chief strategy officer.
Finding some right-handed power was on the Indians’ to-do list for this winter. Cleveland believes it has found a solution in Mike Napoli. On Tuesday, the Indians formally signed Napoli to a one-year, $7 million contract that includes another $3 million possible through incentives.