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Indians | Adam Plutko to start Wednesday

Sun, 20 May 2018 21:54:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Adam Plutko will start Wednesday, May 23, against the Chicago Cubs. He may remain in the rotation for the time being, although no indication has been given by manager Terry Francona.

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Indians | Michael Brantley near return

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:14:09 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) needs to play back-to-back games in rehab before he is activated, according to manager Terry Francona.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley will bear watching when he comes back because the shoulder is such a huge part of his power swing. If he can demonstrate power during his rehab games, then he will be a safer fantasy bet. He will likely be activated by many fantasy owners. You may want to hold off in weekly leagues to see how his shoulder fares, but daily owners can take a gamble. Owners of Rajai Davis may want to look for other options, because Davis will likely take a hit in play time.

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Indians | Carlos Santana scratched Sunday

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:58:15 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (back) was removed from the lineup on Sunday, March 20, due to mild back soreness, according to manager Terry Francona.

Fantasy Tip: The Indians don't believe the injury to be serious, so expect Santana back soon. The 29-year-old lost his catcher eligibility in most leagues last year, so much of his fantasy luster has faded as a result. Owners can wait on him until him until the middle to late rounds.

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Indians | Corey Kluber on track for Opening Day

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 12:04:21 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber is expected to get the nod on Opening Day "as long as everything goes to plan", according to manager Terry Francona.

Fantasy Tip: The 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner never really got a chance to defend his crown thanks to woeful run support. Kluber should still be considered a top-10 starting pitcher in fantasy capable of returning to his 2014 form. The 29-year-old should be one of the top strikeout artists yet again after totaling 514 over the last two seasons, including 245 last year.

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Indians | Terry Francona extended

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:03:16 -0800

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona received a two-year extension through the 2018 season. There are team options for 2019 and 2020 in the deal as well.

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Indians | Two options to start Friday

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:09:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson or SP Zach McAllister will get the start Friday, July 25, according to manager Terry Francona.

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Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera out Sunday

Mon, 19 May 2014 00:18:19 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera was not in the lineup Sunday, May 18, against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Terry Francona wanted to give Cabrera a day off but he had been hitting too well.

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Indians | Michael Bourn may get Saturday off

Fri, 09 May 2014 00:02:25 -0700

In order to rest Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) a bit, manager Terry Francona may give him the day off on Saturday, May 10. Bourn returned to active duty on Thursday after a left hamstring injury.

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Indians | Corey Kluber posts complete game

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:14:48 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber pitched a complete game Thursday, April 24, with 11 strikeouts against the Kansas City Royals. Kluber didn't walk a batter and let Cleveland manager Terry Francona give some rest to his bullpen. Kluber is the first Cleveland pitcher with a complete game, 11 strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs since Len Barker's perfect game in 1981.

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Indians | Michael Bourn will join Triple-A for rehab

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:04:33 -0700

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will join Triple-A Columbus this week to continue his rehab from a strained left hamstring. Bourn played in a minor league game Monday, March 31, in Goodyear, Ariz., and had two doubles. Look for Bourn to play in one or two games with the Clippers before joining the Tribe. "The reports say he's running well," said Francona. "When we get home, we want to talk to Bournie and see where he's at."

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