Cleveland Indians

Tribe's stout starting pitchers a popular topic
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It has almost become a Winter Meetings tradition for the Indians. At some point, usually after a day or two of closed-door discussions have taken place, one of the club’s starting pitchers pops up in a trade rumor.

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Armstrong deal adds to Tribe's bullpen needs
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The Indians are in the market for bullpen help this winter, and that became even more of a necessity following a trade made on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings. Cleveland announced that it dealt right-hander Shawn Armstrong to the Mariners in exchange for $500,000 in bonus pool money for the 2017-18 international signing period.

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Indians sign RHP Ogando with spring invite
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The Indians continued to stockpile depth behind their Major League roster on Tuesday, agreeing to a Minor League contract with right-hander Alexi Ogando at the Winter Meetings.

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Indians mourn Triple-A clubhouse manager
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For anyone who knew Matt Pruzinsky, the clubhouse manager for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, the past few days have been stunning and hard to stomach.

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Tribe's checklist waits on Santana's decision
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The Indians would like to keep Carlos Santana in the fold, but they currently have to balance negotiating with waiting while also planning ahead in case he signs elsewhere.

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Ocker honored as 2018 Spink Award recipient
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After 33 seasons of covering the Indians, Sheldon Ocker is the 2018 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, one of the highest honors in baseball writing.

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Tribe auction offers fans unique experiences
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Taking’s Tito’s Cavs tickets is one of three unique experiences up for auction by the Indians as part of the sixth annual charity auction at the Winter Meetings. Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs have worked together to organize the event, which will support the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship […]

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Brantley progressing, awaiting word on position
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The Indians have told Michael Brantley to sit tight. When the team is clear on what position he will be playing next season, it will communicate that with him.

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Tribe adds Sweeney, Budzinski to coaching staff
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On Monday at the Winter Meetings, the Indians announced that they have hired Brian Sweeney and Mark Budzinski as Major League coaches.

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Tribe must juggle key FAs, payroll at Meetings
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A year ago, there were whispers throughout the Winter Meetings that the Indians were an unexpected contender to sign free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. The reports proved to be more than mere rumblings, as Cleveland did indeed go on to reel in its blockbuster target.

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Winter memories: Revisiting the Alomar trade
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The smoke cleared from the Opryland Hotel room long ago, but the impact of the trade made between the Indians and Padres nearly three decades ago can still be seen at Progressive Field. During Tribe games these days, Sandy Alomar Jr. takes up residence in the first-base coach’s box.

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Indians to extend netting at Progressive Field
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The Indians have joined the growing list of Major League teams to announce plans to expand their stadium’s protective netting for the 2018 season.

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