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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:23:36 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is competing with Ps Trevor Bauer, Aaron Harang and Josh Tomlin for the fifth spot in the rotation. SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) also might join the battle when healthy. General manager Chris Antonetti said Carrasco is already on the club, whether it's in the bullpen or in the rotation, hoping that will relax the pitcher who is out of options. "He felt like he was pitching for his major league life," manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco before. "He knew there a chance he'd go to Triple-A." Carrasco has made some adjustments to his delivery to give him more deception.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco has a live arm, and could be a boon to fantasy owners in the strikeouts department if he could win a job, pitch effectively and stay healthy. All of those things have been a problem in parts of five seasons in the majors to this point.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:23:20 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said the team will limit innings in spring training for RP Cody Allen and RP John Axford. Both are on the club as the team continues to look at other relievers.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:58:07 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was named the American League Manager of the Year.
Thu, 30 May 2013 17:36:35 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) has been dealing with a right quadriceps injury on and off since late April. Francona said the team has been monitoring the situation and that Cabrera has been good about letting the team knows how he feels.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera has been dealing with the injury for several weeks but has not gone on the disabled list at this point. There is still a chance he could go on the DL if the injury affects his play. If he did miss some time, Mike Aviles likely would see most of the time at shortstop. Aviles would be an waiver pick up in AL-only leagues as well as some deep mixed leagues if an owner was looking to add depth.