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  1. Guest Post: Anna Calcaterra on baseball

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:29 AM EST

    Anna at Petco Park

    My kids are home from school today. Again. Darn winter weather. They have not had a full five-day school week since before Christmas. And, frankly, it’s getting on my nerves. I told them this morning that I have to work and that they need to not be crazy. My ten year-old daughter Anna — known…

  2. Are the Indians really planning to play Carlos Santana at third base?

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Last week Carlos Santana told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he’s been preparing to play third base regularly this season and expects that to be his primary position following a move from catcher. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talked to Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, who was slightly less definitive about the…

  3. Carlos Santana is still getting ready to play third base

    Jan 18, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

    Carlos Santana AP

    There was a healthy dose of skepticism when it was reported in November that Carlos Santana was working out at third base, but it sounds like a position switch could actually happen. In a story (link in Spanish) by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, Santana said that he’s “getting ready to play third base, no…

  4. Indians giving Carlos Santana additional resources as he works out at third base

    Dec 20, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Carlos Santana Getty

    If their latest action is any indication, the Indians’ decision to have catcher Carlos Santana work out at third base wasn’t just made on a whim. As Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports, the Indians have sent infield coach Mike Sarbaugh down to the Dominican Republic to help Santana as he plays in winter…

  5. The Rays demanded the world from Cleveland for David Price

    Dec 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    david price getty

    Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians asked the Rays what it would take to get David Price. And the Rays said, in essence, everything you got: When the Tribe talked to Tampa Bay, names mentioned by the Rays were Carlos Santana and Danny Salazar. I was told those two were starting…

  6. Carlos Santana is working out at third base

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Normally when you have a good-hitting catcher who doesn’t profile as a Gold Glover, you think about making him a DH or a first baseman. The Indians aren’t doing that with Carlos Santana, however. Paul Hoynes reports that they’ve talked to him about playing third base down in the Dominican Republic this year and have…

  7. So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway?

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

    Josh Phegley, Jerry Meals, Billy Butler

    This kind of doubles as a “what’s the market for Kendrys Morales?” post, too. Anyway, the Royals have let it be known that Billy Butler is available, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Had they done this a year ago, they would have been in line for a nice return. Now? Probably not so much. Butler…

  8. Big-ticket signings fail to lift Indians in loss

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:09 AM EST

    Nick Swisher

    When the Indians added Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn in free agency, it was supposed to energize the fans and signal the start of a new era. And it probably did help with the latter, if not the former. However, while neither Swisher nor Bourn went bust in year one in Cleveland, the performances of…

  9. American League Wild Card Game: Rays-Indians lineups

    Oct 2, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Terry Francona, Joe Maddon

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s American League Wild Card Game between the Rays and Indians, in Cleveland: Rays: LF David DeJesus RF Wil Myers 1B James Loney 3B Evan Longoria 2B Ben Zobrist CF Desmond Jennings DH Delmon Young SS Yunel Escobar C Jose Molina SP Alex Cobb Wil Myers only batted second 11…

  10. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: American League

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 AM EST

    Mike Trout

    Evan Longoria made his case for moving up the MVP ballot with his big game Monday, but while it’s safe to say the Rays wouldn’t have reached the postseason without him, he was still no better than the AL’s third best third baseman. It was, in fact, the year of the third baseman in the…

  11. Indians win, Rangers win, Rays lose as AL Wild Card intrigue grows

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Indians won their ninth consecutive game this afternoon against the Twins, moving into the first of two AL Wild Card slots. They have now won 19 of 24 games since September 3, doing anything and everything necessary to secure themselves the opportunity to advance from the Wild Card play-in game. Starter Scott Kazmir was…

  12. Rays fall into tie with Indians for wild card spots, Rangers one back

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    The AL wild card battle tightened up Friday, with the Rays losing in Toronto and both the Indians and Rangers gaining a game. The current standings: Rays: 90-70 (two in Toronto) Indians: 90-70 (two in Minnesota) Rangers: 89-71 (two vs. Angels) The Rays, who had won seven straight, were undone by some sloppy defense in…

  13. Indians drub White Sox to cut AL Central deficit to five games

    Sep 14, 2013, 10:16 PM EST

    Ubaldo Jimenez AP

    Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez turned in a solid effort while the offense provided more than enough support to cut their deficit in the AL Central to five games. Meanwhile, the Tigers lost 1-0 to the Royals. The offense put up a five-spot in the fourth on a two-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera and a…

  14. Mike Aviles breaks scoreless tie in the ninth with a grand slam as Indians beat Tigers

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

    It was a pitcher’s duel in Detroit this afternoon as the Tigers and Indians wrapped up a three-game weekend series. Tigers starter Justin Verlander held the Tribe scoreless through seven innings, allowing just four hits and walking two while striking out six. Indians starter Danny Salazar matched him, holding the Tigers at bay through six…

  15. Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis deliver for Indians fan living with cerebral palsy

    Aug 25, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Carlos Santana Getty

    Sometimes, one can get caught up with all of the negative news that gets reported these days, so it’s good to find a piece like this every once in a while. Per this story by the Associated Press, on Saturday, eight-year-old Niko Lanzarotta and his family were watching the Indians take batting practice prior to last…

  16. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:05 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Indians 6, White Sox 5: Living with a Tigers fan is kinda hard sometimes. Like, when you have the Indians-White Sox game on the TV, she wants the Indians to lose, the White Sox blow a two-run lead in the ninth and then Carlos Santana hits a walkoff homer in extras. It’s even more complicated…

  17. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  18. The NL All-Star starting lineup will outshine the AL’s

    May 22, 2013, 11:42 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    OK, so there hasn’t been any actual All-Star ballot results released yet. That doesn’t mean I can’t do my fun little exercise here. What follows is my best guess at the All-Star Game starting lineups. National League CF Andrew McCutchen 2B Brandon Phillips 1B Joey Votto LF Justin Upton RF Bryce Harper 3B David Wright…

  19. April leaders: MLB’s best after one month

    May 1, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Matt Harvey

    Touring a handful of first-month leaderboards, with Matt Harvey leading the way.

  20. Indians activate Lou Marson from the disabled list

    Apr 24, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Marson_Lou

    Lou Marson is back from the disabled list after missing the minimum 15 days with a neck injury and the Indians have him starting behind the plate today against the White Sox. Yan Gomes filled in for Marson as Carlos Santana‘s backup and homered twice in just six games, but he’s headed back to Triple-A.…

  21. Indians bang out 14 runs in first two innings against Astros

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:28 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros

    We knew that the 5-11 Astros, with a -20 run differential, were bad — but not this bad. The 5-10 Indians, with a -21 run differential themselves, bashed Astros starter Phil Humber for eight runs while recording only one out in the first inning. Dallas Keuchel relieved Humber after ten batters and recorded the final…

  22. Indians place Lou Marson on DL, call up Yan Gomes

    Apr 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Marson_Lou

    Carlos Santana is banged up after taking a pitch to the thumb last night, but his backup is in worse shape. Cleveland placed Lou Marson on the disabled list with a cervical neck strain that stems from a home plate collision with Desmond Jennings over the weekend. To replace Marson the Indians called up Yan…

  23. Carlos Santana diagnosed with left thumb contusion

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EST

    Carlos Santana Getty

    UPDATE: X-rays came back negative and Santana is considered day-to-day. 9:31 PM: Carlos Santana was forced to exit today’s game against the Yankees in the ninth inning after he got crossed up on a pitch from his teammate Chris Perez and was struck on the left thumb. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the preliminary…

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:09 AM EST

    Country Breakfast

    Royals 9, Phillies 8: Country. Breakfast. Billy Butler drives in seven via a grand slam and a three-run double. The loss is an especially disheartening one for Philly, as they were staked to a 4-0 lead early with their ace on the hill. Cole Hamels was rocked, though, and now stands at 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA…

  25. Dominican Republic defeats the Netherlands, will face Puerto Rico in WBC final

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:22 AM EST

    Jose Reyes Reuters

    The championship game for the 2013 World Baseball Classic is set. The Dominican Republic defeated the Netherlands by the score of 4-1 this evening at AT&T Park in San Francisco and will advance to face Puerto Rico in the WBC finals tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET. Samuel Deduno is slated to start for the…

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