Newly acquired outfielder Jay Bruce is expected to join the Indians’ starting lineup for the first time when road warrior Carlos Carrasco (10-5, 4.06 ERA) and home-park hero Jacob Faria (5-2, 2.81 ERA) square off at Tropicana Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Indians manager Terry Francona knew his club was interested in acquiring outfielder Jay Bruce from the Mets, so after Cleveland’s frustrating 12-inning loss to the Rockies on Wednesday, Francona spoke to president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff.
Francisco Lindor flashed a smile when asked what nickname would be on the back of his Indians jersey later this month. Lindor will have fun with the nickname on his jersey during Players Weekend, which will be introduced by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association on Aug. 25-27, when the Indians host the […]
The Indians acquired right fielder Jay Bruce from the Mets for Minor League right-hander Ryder Ryan on Wednesday night.
The initial hope on Wednesday morning was that Michael Brantley’s ailing right ankle would respond well to treatment, delaying a potential trip to the disabled list. That thinking changed roughly an hour before the Indians’ game against the Rockies.
Indians right-hander Danny Salazar will look to continue his hot stretch since returning from the disabled list when he takes the mound for Thursday’s series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay will counter with left-hander Blake Snell.
Next Wednesday morning, a scout for the Indians, 61-year-old baseball lifer Kyle Van Hook, will check himself into St. Luke’s Health at the Texas Medical Center.
After any tough loss, it is only natural for fans to browse a box score while playing the blame game. In the wake of the Indians’ extra-inning defeat to the Rockies on Wednesday, the fine print would show a blown save for closer Cody Allen and a loss for reliever Zach McAllister.
The Indians do not see Charlie Blackmon often, but they have probably seen enough. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockies’ dynamic leadoff man delivered a game-deciding home run, helping Colorado to a 3-2 win over the Tribe in 12 innings at Progressive Field.
The way the Indians view things, reliever Andrew Miller is far too important to their postseason chances to be rushed back from his current stint on the disabled list. If a few extra days of rest and recovery are required, expect Cleveland to take the conservative approach.
Corey Kluber went the distance on Tuesday night, buying the Indians’ offense the maximum amount of time possible to piece together a rally. The ace’s work paid off in the ninth inning, when Yan Gomes stepped up with a three-run, walk-off home run to propel Cleveland to a 4-1 victory over the Rockies.
Michael Brantley broke hard for a few steps, pulled up in pain and then sat down in the left-field grass. The Indians’ left fielder waited for someone from Cleveland’s medical staff to meet him in the outfield, and now Tribe fans will hope the star’s right ankle sprain is not serious.