3/9/2014 | Older and wiser, Giambi appreciates role as mentor
At the age of 43, Jason Giambi is still pursuing his childhood dream. And over the years he has learned an even greater appreciation for the game of baseball.
3/9/2014 | Tribe rotation hopeful Tomlin silences Brewers
Indians rotation hopeful Josh Tomlin spun four shutout innings to help Cleveland earn a 4-2 Cactus League victory over a split Brewers squad. Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta pitched into the fourth inning and allowed three runs.
3/9/2014 | Tomlin among Tribe arms saved by Dr. Jobe
Dr. Frank Jobe passed away on Thursday at the age of 88, but the Tommy John surgery pioneer will hardly be forgotten in baseball, especially by the pitchers whose careers have been saved, including the Indians' Josh Tomlin, who had some kind words.
3/9/2014 | Francona sees Bauer putting it together
Indians manager Terry Francona thinks Trevor Bauer's performance this spring is an indication that the organization's patient approach with talented prospect last season was the right move.
3/9/2014 | Indians add 'B' games to give pitchers work
The pitching schedule that hangs just inside the clubhouse doors at the Indians' Spring Training complex has been a fluid list of late. There have been daily changes as pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash have tried to properly distribute innings.
3/8/2014 | Brantley's four hits highlight draw with Padres
Michael Brantley continued his torrid spring by getting four hits Saturday, while the Padres staged a late rally to forge a 4-4 tie in 10 innings with the Indians at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/8/2014 | Raburn rests sore knee after crashing into wall
One day after crashing hard into the right-field wall at Cubs Park on Friday, Ryan Raburn was still experiencing some discomfort in his left knee. Indians manager Terry Francona planned on keeping the utility man out of Saturday's lineup anyway, but Raburn will likely sit out on Sunday as well.
3/8/2014 | Kluber walks softly, but Francona notices fire
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber does not look for attention. The right-hander has a quiet punch-in, punch-out mentality that fits well in a blue-collar town like Cleveland. Indians manager Terry Francona said not to let Kluber's personality fool you.
3/8/2014 | Pestano not paying attention to early radar readings
Vinnie Pestano does not know how hard he is throwing right now, and the Indians reliever has no plans of checking any radar readings. So far this spring, he has seen some bad swings and frustrated body language from hitters, and that is enough for him.
3/7/2014 | Bourn off and running to satisfy hunger in 2014
After falling short in the playoffs last season, speedster Michael Bourn understands what is at stake this year, and how important he is to the Indians' cause.
3/7/2014 | Carrasco's three strong innings help Tribe down Cubs
Carlos Carrasco, trying to win the fifth spot in the Tribe's rotation, allowed two unearned runs and struck out six over three innings in Cleveland's 7-2 victory against the Cubs on Friday. Mike Aviles hit a two-run homer.
3/7/2014 | Bauer, Salazar continuing to grow, learn from others
For young Indians pitchers like Trevor Bauer and Danny Salazar in Spring Training, learning never stops -- it's a priority.
3/7/2014 | Salazar expected to see Cactus action on Tuesday
The Indians provided a controlled environment for Danny Salazar's first game action of Spring Training, allowing him to throw in an intrasquad "B" game on Friday.
3/7/2014 | Tribe moving forward with Santana's transition
Indians manager Terry Francona has been impressed with how Carlos Santana has looked at third base this spring. Cleveland plans on moving forward with the catcher's transition, and will have a meeting in the next few days to map out a plan for the rest of camp.
3/7/2014 | Giambi refuses to pull rank on spring road trips
With nearly two decades spent in the big leagues, veteran Jason Giambi could walk into Terry Francona's office and request that the Indians manager only use the aging slugger in home games for Spring Training. That is not in Giambi's character.
3/6/2014 | Humble Lindor awaits big league opportunity
Francisco Lindor is at his first Spring Training with the Indians, and the switch-hitting shortstop is likely headed to Double-A Akron or Triple-A Columbus to begin the season, but he knows this month is a chance to not only learn from the big league players and coaches, but to impress anyone watching.
3/6/2014 | Hagadone learns lesson after being caught off guard
Indians left-hander Nick Hagadone was caught off guard when the bullpen phone rang and he was told to warm up during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Mariners. He was umprepared to take the mound and the results on the field backed that up.
3/6/2014 | Raburn's mechanical tweaks paying off
Ryan Raburn knew the flaws in his swing when he joined the Indians, but the utility man was not sure how to fix it. When Cleveland got him in camp before last season, the coaching staff felt that it had come up with a solution. One year later, the results appear to back that up.
3/6/2014 | Salazar scheduled to pitch in Friday's intrasquad game
Working his way through a conservative throwing program, Danny Salazar is slated to log one inning in a game environment on Friday morning. Salazar is scheduled to throw one inning in an intrasquad "B" game at Cleveland's complex.
3/5/2014 | Kipnis not satisfied with his or club's success
During Cleveland's run to the American League Wild Card Game last season, Jason Kipnis proved to be the motor within the Indians' versatile offense. Terry Francona trusted the second baseman with the third spot in the batting order and the Tribe's manager sees no reason not to open the coming campaign with the same plan.
3/5/2014 | Playing several backups, Indians rally past M's
Mariners southpaw James Paxton continued his push for a starting job as he threw three scoreless innings on Wednesday, but the Indians rallied to pull out an 8-5 victory at Peoria Stadium. In the ninth, Cleveland's Francisco Lindor broke a 5-5 tie with a pinch-hit RBI double off Danny Farquhar, followed by Carlos Moncrief's RBI triple and Ryan Rohlinger's RBI single.
3/5/2014 | Masterson taking different approach to contract talk
They call this guy "Nasty Masty" because of the weaponry he brings to the mound, fastballs and sliders flinging out of the hand attached to that 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame. Off the mound, as we've learned, Justin Masterson is anything but nasty. It should be no surprise, then, that he is going about the sometimes brutal business side of the game in such a genial manner.
3/5/2014 | Tomlin's focus on comeback, not competition
The box score shows that Josh Tomlin surrendered two runs in his outing against the White Sox on Tuesday afternoon. What it does not show is that the Indians starter located the pitch how he hoped on the hit that cost him.
3/5/2014 | Sellers eyes utility role with Indians
Justin Sellers knows that the Indians value having versatile utility players available off the bench. The recently acquired infielder is hoping to use this spring to show Cleveland that he has the ability to fill that type of role.
3/5/2014 | Masterson cites why he'd sign short-term pact
There are millions of reasons for Justin Masterson to take his talents to the free-agent market next offseason, but the Indians rotation leader also sees plenty of reasons to consider sticking around with Cleveland for a few more years.
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