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Sun, 06 Jan 2013 10:28:10 -0800
Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro said the team is still searching for a left-handed bat to serve as a designated hitter or play first base, a corner outfield bat and starting pitching.
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:47:57 -0700
Former Cleveland Indians OF Albert Belle asked president Mark Shapiro if he could get an interview to be the team's next manager. "I'm just like Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny were last year," said Belle. "I'm sitting on my couch waiting for my phone to ring."
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 06:47:46 -0700
Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro was promoted from general manager to team president and handed off GM duties to Chris Antonetti, as expected, Monday, Oct. 4, MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports. Director of baseball operations Mike Chernoff was promoted to assistant general manager.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 07:40:15 -0800
Indians.MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports the Cleveland Indians have called a press conference to announce general manager Mark Shapiro will be promoted to the role of team president. Vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager Chris Antonetti will replace Shapiro as general manager. The moves are expected to take place after the 2010 season.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:41:31 -0800
The Detroit News reports Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, along with fellow veteran managers Tony La Russa (Cardinals), Mike Scioscia (Angels) and Joe Torre (Dodgers), has been named to a committee charged with recommending ways to improve Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig appointed the members to the panel, which also includes Baltimore Orioles president Andy MacPhail, Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro, Atlanta Braves president John Schuerzholz, former Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan, Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, political columnist George Will and the owners for four teams. Among the issues the panel is expected to address: instant replay, scheduling and pace of the game.
Sun, 05 Jul 2009 12:41:58 -0700
Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said the jobs of manager Eric Wedge and his coaching staff are safe for the remainder of the season, according to The Associated Press. "As I've said all along, the responsibility for the disappointments of this season don't rest on one person," Shapiro said. "The responsibility is spread equally throughout the players, the front office, Eric and his staff. I thought it was important for the second half to remove a potential distraction that exists from that speculation."
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 04:32:19 -0800
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said the team wants OF Shin-Soo Choo (elbow) to return home and have his left elbow examined.
Sun, 08 Feb 2009 11:02:21 -0800
Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said SP Anthony Reyes (elbow) was throwing at 70 percent in the Arizona Instructional League, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He missed the final month of the 2008 season due to right elbow soreness.
Wed, 14 Jan 2009 04:54:14 -0800
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Bill Lubinger reports Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said 2B Josh Barfield could win a utility role in Spring Training. Barfield still has minor league options, though.
Wed, 14 Jan 2009 04:47:27 -0800
Updating previous reports, The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Bill Lubinger reports Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) is living in Cleveland and working out daily at Progressive Field. "At most, he could be a week or two behind at Spring Training but should be healthy for the season opener," Shapiro said.