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

    May 1, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

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

  2. Indians activate Lou Marson from the disabled list

    Apr 24, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Apr 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    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…

  5. Carlos Santana diagnosed with left thumb contusion

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:09 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT

    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…

  8. Dominican Republic tops Puerto Rico to secure top seed in Pool Two of WBC

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Santana is congratulated by third base coach Samuel after Santana's fifth inning home run against Puerto Rico during a 2013 World Baseball Classic game in Miami

    The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have already clinched spots for the World Baseball Classic semifinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, but the two teams squared off this afternoon to determine the top seed out of the Miami group. Pitching was strong on both sides, but the Dominican Republic topped Puerto Rico by the…

  9. Dominican Republic beats Kimbrel, U.S. to reach WBC semis

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    Craig Kimbrel allowed a total of one double in 62 2/3 innings for the Braves last year. Maybe even more impressive, he allowed just one hit with a man in scoring position. He never allowed multiple hits in an inning. On Thursday, he gave up one double and two hits with men in scoring position…

  10. R.A. Dickey back on the mound for Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Dickey Arencibia Getty

    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Thursday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. TEAM USA TEAM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Jose Reyes, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Miguel Tejada, 3B…

  11. Dominican Republic beats Spain 6-3, moves to 2-0

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Salomon Manriquez

    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 and Carlos Santana homered as the Dominican Republic took another step towards advancing in the WBC on Saturday, beating Spain 6-3. The Dominican team scored five times in the second and third innings off Yoanner Negrin, with Nelson Cruz driving in two of the runs. The Spanish bullpen did solid work…

  12. Dominican Republic routs Venezuela 9-3 in WBC

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI and Hanley Ramirez added a long homer as the Dominican Republic torched Venezuela 9-3 in the start of Pool C play. The Dominican team jumped out to a 3-0 lead off Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the first, only to see the game halted…

  13. Dominican Republic downs Yankees 8-2 in exhibition

    Mar 6, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    The Dominican Republic is glad Hiroki Kuroda decided to sit out the World Baseball Classic. He’s the only pitcher with any luck slowing their offense the last two days. Kuroda, a native of Japan, struck out four in three scoreless innings Wednesday, but the Dominican Republic scored in every frame afterwards on its way to…

  14. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  15. Miguel Montero on Trevor Bauer: “He never wanted to listen”

    Feb 12, 2013, 6:48 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    It was understood that the Diamondbacks trade of pitching prospect Trevor Bauer had more to do with the team’s opinion of his attitude than its opinion of his talent. Yes, he struggled during his callup last year, but he just turned 22 and struck out 11.5 batters per nine innings in two minor league seasons.…

  16. Jason Giambi set to sign with Indians

    Feb 9, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

    Jason Giambi

    The Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports that the Indians and first baseman Jason Giambi are closing in on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 42-year-old Giambi was considered for the Rockies’ managerial vacancy earlier this winter, but after failing to get that, he said he wanted to keep playing. The…

  17. Indians sign Omir Santos to minor league deal

    Feb 5, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    omir santos headshot mets

    Veteran catcher Omir Santos has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Indians that includes an invitation to spring training. Santos got a bunch of playing time for the Mets as a 28-year-old rookie in 2009, but has spent most of the past three seasons in the minors while seeing a little action for the…

  18. Lou Marson and Indians avoid arbitration for $1 million

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Marson_Lou

    Cleveland has avoided arbitration with Lou Marson, signing the backup catcher to a one-year, $1 million deal. Marson was arbitration eligible for the first time at age 27 after logging between 235 and 295 plate appearances in each of the past three seasons. He hasn’t developed as much as hoped offensively, hitting just .220 with…

  19. Carlos Santana leaves game in DWL with bruised leg

    Dec 1, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    carlos santana getty

    Minor scare down in the Dominican Winter League. From ESPN’s Buster Olney comes word that Indians catcher Carlos Santana fouled a ball off his right leg — near the knee — during a game Saturday while playing for Leones del Escogido. He left with a limp, but Olney says trainers are “not concerned” at this…

  20. 2012 projections review: catcher

    Oct 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    I’ll be doing some projection reviews over the next couple of weeks, starting with catcher here. Along with running down my preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each position, I’ll also present a few more that are of interest. Requests of players not listed can be made in the comments. 1. Carlos Santana –…

  21. Could Francona get the band back together in Cleveland?

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    White Sox Youkilis celebrates game-winning single in MLB American League baseball game against Rangers in Chicago

    At least part of it?  Here’s some speculation from Heyman that actually makes sense: The White Sox would like to re-sign third baseman Kevin Youkilis. But some see the rival Indians, who’ve hired his friend Terry Francona to manage, as a potential threat to try to sign Youkilis now. The Indians’ interest is mostly in the speculative…

  22. With Terry Francona in fold, Indians can’t be so cheap

    Oct 6, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The Indians’ move to hire Terry Francona looks like a coup. Getting a two-time World Series-winning manager to come to Cleveland and take over a team that hasn’t finished over .500 in five years makes for quite the turn of events. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it does any good. Francona…

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

    Sep 24, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, White Sox 1: Did you know that if you win the AL Central that you contract a horrible disease? If you answered yes, you must be either the Tigers or the White Sox. That’s five straight losses for Chicago. Jered Weaver wins his 19th, allowing one run over six and a third. Kendrys…

  24. Tigers suffer setback, blow ninth-inning lead versus Indians

    Sep 16, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Lonnie Chisenhall

    The White Sox completed their sweep in Minnesota earlier today, but the Tigers couldn’t match the feat in Cleveland. They gave up a 6-5 lead in the ninth to lose to the Indians 7-6. Carlos Santana tripled in Jason Kipnis to tie the game off Jose Valverde, and Lonnie Chisenhall singled to win it afterwards.…

  25. Anibal Sanchez takes no-hitter into seventh in victory

    Sep 15, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    Anibal Sanchez has had a pretty difficult time since joining the Tigers in a July deal with the Marlins, but that hasn’t extended to his starts versus Cleveland. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in the Tigers’ 5-3 victory. Sanchez faced the minimum through 6 2/3 innings, with the only batter to…

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