Eugenio Suarez had a memorable debut as the Reds’ starting third baseman, knocking in a pair of runs, and outfield prospect Scott Schebler homered and made a game-saving catch in the eighth to help Cincinnati claim a 6-5 Cactus League victory over the Indians on Tuesday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.
Terry Francona asked the Indians’ analytics department to do a study on how Carlos Santana might look as a leadoff hitter. The manager has been intrigued by the idea for a few years, but not to the point of following through on the move.
This is Lonnie Chisenhall’s first spring working as a right fielder, but it is not a new position. After a handful of demotions in recent years to Triple-A, Chisenhall volunteered to give up third base and try something new in the name of helping the team. In the process, Chisenhall may have saved his career […]
Bruce Chen stood outside the doors to the Indians’ clubhouse on Tuesday morning, and he could not escape. As players exited, they would stop, smile and throw their arms around the former pitcher for a hug.
The Indians made more tickets available for Opening Day this year and fans responded with another swift sellout of the team’s season opener.
The expectation is that ace Corey Kluber will be the one taking the ball on Opening Day. When the Indians open their Cactus League slate against the Reds on Tuesday, though, righty Josh Tomlin will be the one on the hill.
Yan Gomes did not want to stop. When the Indians’ season concluded last year, the catcher finally was feeling like himself again at the plate. He was not ready to accept the winter’s early arrival.
Joey Butler was not sure how Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco would react upon seeing him for the first time this spring. When they finally crossed paths in the training room, Butler kept his eyes low and offered a quiet greeting as he walked by the big right-hander.
Juan Uribe was inside the Indians’ clubhouse on Sunday morning, sitting at his new locker and chatting with some of his new teammates. The only thing remaining for the club to do was make his signing official.
Outfielder Will Venable was in uniform and took part in Cleveland’s Saturday workout after putting the final touches on his non-roster Minor League contract one day earlier. Veteran third baseman Juan Uribe, who has agreed to a one-year Major League contract with the Tribe, was at the Indians’ spring headquarters to undergo a physical exam.
Abraham Almonte knows that he has put the Indians in a difficult position. On Saturday morning, the outfielder stood in front of his teammates and tried to find the words to express his regret over the developments of the past 24 hours.
There is an old baseball adage that says a player should be willing to run through a wall for his team. Indians outfield prospect Tyler Naquin put that familiar cliche to the test last fall and found out that the wall has a pretty strong reputation for staying put.