The Indians were very excited by what they saw from the 24-year-old right-hander this spring. He had 9 Ks in 5 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and two runs. An issue with Karinchak is control.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:35 am
Pronk” joined an elite class of players in Cleveland Indians franchise history by making his 10th opening day start while wearing a Tribe uniform. He went 1-for-4 that day with a strikeout in Cleveland’s 7-4 home-opening loss to Toronto. Hafner became just the 11th Indians player to start at least 10 opening day games for Cleveland.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:40 am
Benson was second in the Tribe’s minor league system with 78 RBI last year and fifth with 22 home runs. He started the year at low Class A Lake County. He hit .
Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:08 am
Jose Ramirez has led the Cleveland Indians in stolen bases each of the last two seasons and was second on the club the two years before that. But Ramirez, who was rated the top overall baserunner in the big leagues in 2018 according to Fangraphs.com, should face a serious threat to his crown this season if speedy center fielder Oscar Mercado gets more opportunities to run. Mercado stole 15 bases in 19 tries after joining the Indians in May.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 2:15 pm
The Cleveland Indians are Zooming into your life. The team is offering 10 free downloads of images from Progressive Field for folks to use as backdrops during Zoom sessions. The video-chat platform offers a way for folks to stay connected simultaneously. From online learning to virtual get-togethers, Zoom has been the “primary social platform for millions of people,” the New York Times said.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:10 pm
Hey, Hoynsie – cleveland.com People have questions… Why don’t the Cleveland Indians retire their 22-game winning streak? Hey, Hoynsie!
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:34 am
Although if they add regular season games to the end of the regular season schedule – which is an idea that’s been discussed – that could change. Hey, Hoynsie: You asked us earlier in the year to come up with a batting order for the Tribe. What is your lineup vs. right-handers and left-handers?
Posted: April 4, 2020, 9:22 am
At one time, Max Alvis could lay claim to the title of most popular player on the Cleveland Indians roster, even more beloved by fans than one-time teammate Rocky Colavito. In 1967, Alvis finished atop a survey of Tribe fans conducted by The Plain Dealer seeking to discern their favorite player in franchise history. Alvis, age 29 at the time, was the overwhelming winner despite having played alongside Indians legends such as Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant, Colavito, Ray Fosse and Tito Francona during …
Posted: April 4, 2020, 9:03 am
Cabin fever is setting in for many Ohioans now that it’s been more than two weeks since Gov. Mike DeWine imposed a Stay-at-Home order. But warmer days, sunshine and spring are here, which means we can go outside and stay active. But how?
Posted: April 3, 2020, 8:27 pm
Before the buses left, the Indians announced that they’d signed free agent left-hander Steve Carlton to a one-year contract. Left-handers are always called Lefty, but Carlton was Sir Lefty. He was 42, running on fumes, but he owned 324 wins, 4,040 strikeouts, four Cy Young awards and 10 trips to the All-Star Game.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 12:12 pm
As fun as it is to meet major league players, for me even it was more exciting and in some ways more daunting to meet those legends of the game that you would listen to. Those were guys that I really looked up to more so than the players, those are the guys you aspire to be. The best part of meeting those guys is that every one of those guys was an even better person than they were a broadcaster; the way they treated me and welcomed me, I felt like I didn’t deserve that.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:00 am
Michael Fulmer made his simulated season debut on Thursday, but the Detroit Tigers offense and defense let him and starter Ivan Nova down in a 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Though Detroit out-hit the Tribe six to five, a costly error — more on that later — led to two backbreaking Cleveland runs late in the game. Early on, both Nova and Indians starter Mike Clevinger were on their respective games.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 12:05 am
But can Reyes, who posted a minus-11 defensive runs saved as an outfielder in 2019 according to Fangraphs.com do enough with his glove to stick in manager Terry Francona’s lineup as the everyday right fielder? Francona stayed true to his offseason commitment that he would play Reyes in the field during Cleveland’s exhibition games in Arizona before spring training was halted on March 12. Reyes flourished, appearing in 10 games without committing an error.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 11:24 pm
As fun as it is to meet major league players, for me even it was more exciting and in some ways more daunting to meet those legends of the game that you would listen to,” Hamilton said. Those were guys that I really looked up to more so than the players, those are the guys you aspire to be. The best part of meeting those guys is that every one of those guys was an even better person than they were a broadcaster; the way they treated me and welcomed me, I felt like I didn’t deserve that.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:00 pm
Grady Sizemore made a habit of giving the Cleveland Indians the early advantage by smashing a club record 22 leadoff home runs in his eight seasons with the Tribe. But on this date in 2007, Sizemore accomplished a leadoff feat only seen twice before in franchise history when he homered to open the season against the Chicago White Sox.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 10:00 am
If there’s a positive in this coronavirus-postponed start to the Major League Baseball season, it is that Nick Wittgren is seeing his son more than he did last year, his first for the Indians. “During the season last year, we would go on a seven- or 10-day road trip and I would come back and he learned four or five new things,” Wittgren said. Now being home and being with him every day 24/7, I get to watch him keep growing and keep figuring out new things to do.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 9:07 pm
April Fool’s Day 2020 seems like the biggest baseball prank of all. No games while the world battles the coronavirus crisis. It seems like a cruel joke.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:23 pm
On April 1, 1989 Doug Jones had thrown two innings for the Indians in 23 days. The regular season was opening in two days and the Indians needed a closer. Jones saved 37 games in 1988 and went to the All-Star Game for the Tribe.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:08 pm
The 2020 Major League Baseball season has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. So what does the TV home of the Cleveland Indians plan on doing to fill air time? Relive the glory days of Tribe baseball.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 10:36 am
We put the billionaire San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves owners head to head.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:00 pm