When the streak was over, when the Indians finally lost again, the crowd inside Progressive Field rose to its feet for a chills-inducing standing ovation on that warm September night in Cleveland. This was history and everyone in attendance took a moment to soak in the moment.
Jerry Kindall, an infielder for the Cubs, Indians and Twins from 1956-65 and a three-time College World Series-winning coach at the University of Arizona, died on Sunday at the age of 82.
The top item on the Indians’ holiday wishlist has arrived. On Saturday, Cleveland officially announced that it has signed free-agent first baseman Yonder Alonso to a two-year contract, filling the largest vacancy on the team’s roster as it plans for the new year.
Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and right-hander Alexi Ogando completed their respective physicals with the Indians, putting the finishing touch on their new Minor League contracts. Both players have been extended non-roster invitations to attend Spring Training with the big league club.
The Indians were deep into trade talks with an unknown team during the Winter Meetings last week. Chris Antonetti, the team’s president of baseball operations, was texting back and forth with the rival executive and thought the talks were progressing well.
The Indians have found their solution for first base. On the same day the Carlos Santana era ended with him trying on his new Phillies jersey, Cleveland reached an agreement on a two-year pact with free agent Yonder Alonso.
Former Indians first baseman Carlos Santana writes a letter to the fans of Cleveland.
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Will Cleveland pursue Logan Morrison to fill the void left by Carlos Santana? Is the interest in Ian Happ real? And what’s Francisco Mejia’s ETA? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers those questions in the latest edition of the Indians Inbox.
The Indians have added another arm to their Spring Training competition, signing right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla to a Minor League contract on Monday.
For the past couple of seasons, Carlos Santana would look for Indians manager Terry Francona in the dugout before games. Santana would walk over and plant a kiss atop Francona’s bald head before preparing for his first at-bat of the day. That memory made Francona crack a smile earlier this week at the Winter Meetings.
On Friday morning, sources confirmed to MLB.com that Cleveland agreed to a Minor League contract with veteran outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., who will receive an invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported that Upton will receive a base salary of $1.5 million with incentive bonuses available based on […]