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 […]
The Indians are the only organization that Jason Kipnis has known. Cleveland drafted him eight years ago, developed him as a second baseman and watched him turn into a two-time All-Star, a clubhouse leader, fan favorite and one of the faces of the franchise during its recent run of success.
The Indians have not needed the podium at the Winter Meetings for several years. In recent history, the annual event has served as a forum for building a foundation for transactions deeper into baseball’s offseason. That continued this year at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort.
Indians manager Terry Francona loves versatility among his players. Right now, though, the amount of versatility on his roster, combined with the club’s offseason needs, has created a situation where there are multiple positions with no cemented solution.
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.
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.