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  1. Michael Bourn has not been cleared for batting practice

    May 1, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

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    Michael Bourn had the stitches removed from his lacerated right hand last week, but the Cleveland center fielder is not exactly making swift progress. According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Bourn still hasn’t been cleared for live batting practice and “there remains no clear timetable” for his return to the Indians’ active roster. Bourn will have…

  2. Michael Bourn to have stitches removed from finger on Thursday

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Michael Bourn landed on the disabled list last week after he had his right hand stepped on by White Sox reliever Matt Thornton during a head-first slide into first base and required five stitches in his index finger, but he’s getting closer to rejoining the Indians’ lineup. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Bourn is…

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

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  4. Michael Bourn is headed to the DL with a finger injury

    Apr 16, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    No move has been made yet, but manager Terry Francona told reporters that the Indians will place center fielder Michael Bourn on the disabled list with a lacerated finger. Bourn injured his finger sliding into second base Sunday when White Sox reliever Matt Thornton stepped on his hand. He initially hoped to be back in…

  5. Indians activate Jason Giambi from disabled list

    Apr 12, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Jason Giambi

    Jason Giambi made the Indians out of spring training, but began the season on the disabled list with a strained lower back. After some roster shuffling–including sending Carlos Carrasco back to Triple-A–the Indians have activated Giambi from the DL. Giambi was signed to be a bench bat and at age 42 he’s not exactly suited…

  6. 2013 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Can the Indians be a quick fix? After following up an 80-82 season in 2011…

  7. Indians and Michael Bourn agree to a four-year, $48 million contract

    Feb 11, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

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    After seeing the market for his services dwindle for nearly the entire offseason, Michael Bourn has finally found a home. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Bourn has agreed to a contract with the Indians. The deal is worth $48 million over four years and includes a vesting option for a fifth year which…

  8. Indians sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to minor league contract

    Feb 10, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

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    From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comes word that the Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. The deal carries an invitation to spring training, where the 32-year-old will be given a crack at a starting rotation spot. If he’s on the major league roster the entire season, he…

  9. The Indians could be interested in Michael Bourn

    Feb 5, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

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    With the Mets in a (public) full court press on Michael Bourn, Buster Olney notes the existence of another potential suitor: Indians among the teams that might have interest in Michael Bourn if his price tag dropped A LOT. Lots of clubs trolling for bargains now. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 5, 2013   Seems…

  10. Indians, Drew Stubbs avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 17, 2013, 11:53 PM EST

    Drew Stubbs Getty

    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians and outfielder Drew Stubbs have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.825 million contract. The deal includes $50,000 in possible performance bonuses. Stubbs was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and remains under team control through 2015. The 28-year-old was acquired from the Reds in December…

  11. Indians sign Nick Swisher to four-year, $56 million contract

    Dec 23, 2012, 10:18 AM EST

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    As first reported by beat writer Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Indians have signed free agent outfielder Nick Swisher to a four-year contract worth $56 million. It’s only pending a physical exam. The deal also includes a $14 million vesting option for the 2017 season, meaning the total potential length and…

  12. Nick Swisher expected to visit Indians this week

    Dec 16, 2012, 5:01 PM EST

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    The Indians got center fielder Drew Stubbs from the Reds (and Trevor Bauer from the Diamondbacks) in last week’s three-team, nine-player trade. Now they’re looking to acquire a new right fielder. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that free agent Nick Swisher is scheduled to visit Indians officials at Progressive Field on Tuesday or Wednesday of…

  13. Shin-Soo Choo heads to Reds, Trevor Bauer lands with Indians in three-team mega-trade

    Dec 11, 2012, 9:26 PM EST

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    That three-team mega-trade between the Indians, Reds and Diamondbacks has been made official. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has the breakdown: Reds get: OF Shin-Soo Choo INF Jason Donald Indians get: SP Trevor Bauer OF Drew Stubbs RP Bryan Shaw RP Matt Albers Diamondbacks get: SS Didi Gregorius RP Tony Sipp OF Lars Anderson Declaring…

  14. Indians, Reds and Diamondbacks talking three-team trade

    Dec 11, 2012, 8:05 PM EST

    shin-soo choo getty

    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reported earlier that the Reds were trying to acquire outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians, with Drew Stubbs and infield prospect Didi Gregorius heading to Cleveland in return. But that deal has since grown a bit larger. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, on the table now is a three-team…

  15. Reds “deep in talks” to acquire Shin-Soo Choo from Indians

    Dec 11, 2012, 4:10 PM EST

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    Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that the Reds are “deep in talks” to acquire outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians. According to Knobler the deal would send current Cincinnati center fielder Drew Stubbs and infield prospect Didi Gregorius to Cleveland. All offseason the Reds have been linked to various center fielders as they looked to…

  16. Reds interested in Dexter Fowler to fill leadoff spot

    Dec 2, 2012, 7:37 PM EST

    Dexter Fowler

    The Reds aren’t willing to spend for Michael Bourn or Angel Pagan to upgrade from Drew Stubbs in center fielder, but there is a cheaper alternative available in trade: Colorado’s Dexter Fowler. FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi reports that the Reds are interested in Fowler, while the Rockies happen to like Reds starter Homer Bailey. There’s no…

  17. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  18. Dusty Baker just managed the Reds out of a possible rally

    Oct 11, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

    Dusty Baker

    Bottom of the sixth inning, the Reds coming back. A Ryan Ludwick homer brings them to within three runs.  Then, Jay Bruce walks, Scott Rolen singles, putting Bruce on second. Ryan Hanigan comes up to the plate — still no one out — and works the count full.  Matt Cain is on the ropes! Then…

  19. Giants-Reds Game 5 Lineups: Scott Rolen is back at 3B for Game 5

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Three

    Dusty Baker is going with Scott Rolen in the decisive Game 5. Baker’s quote: “That’s what got us here.”  I agree. If Rolen had not been in the lineup for Game 3, there is every reason to think that the Reds would not be playing in a Game 5 … Here’s the Reds lineup for today’s game:…

  20. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, 1B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  21. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 9, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  22. NLDS Game 2 lineups: Reds vs. Giants

    Oct 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EST

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Reds and Giants. First pitch is 9:30 p.m. ET: CINCINNATI REDS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Zack Cozart, SS 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 4.…

  23. Buster Posey gets Giants on the board with solo shot

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:51 PM EST

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    The Giants’ offense was dormant through the first five innings of this NLDS Game 1 despite the early exit of one Johnny Cueto. But it woke up in the sixth. MVP candidate Buster Posey hit a leadoff homer over the left field wall, then Hunter Pence smoked a Mat Latos pitch that was caught by…

  24. Brandon Phillips launches two-run homer as Reds strike first in NLDS Game 1 vs. Giants

    Oct 6, 2012, 10:46 PM EST

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    The Reds lost their ace in the bottom of the first inning to a back injury, but they have an early lead in this NLDS Game 1 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Drew Stubbs hit a leadoff single in the top of the third inning, then Brandon Phillips waited on a hanging curveball from Giants…

  25. NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 6, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Buster Posey AP

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Giants and Reds have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams San Francisco Giants (94-68) vs. Cincinnati Reds (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in San Francisco: Johnny Cueto vs.…

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