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  1. Scott Kazmir signs two-year, $22 million contract with A’s

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com says it’s a two-year, $22 million deal, which is a sneaky/interesting move for the A’s in a market where Ricky Nolasco just got $49 million for four years and guys like Phil Hughes and Jason Vargas got $8 million per season for three and four years. ========== Recent reports suggested…

  2. Indians not expected to re-sign Ubaldo Jimenez or Scott Kazmir

    Nov 9, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    The resurgent campaigns of Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir played a significant part in why the Indians won 92 games and made it to the American League Wild Card game, but the club will likely have some rotation holes to fill this winter. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that “little progress” has…

  3. UPDATED: Everything about today’s qualifying offer deadline

    Nov 4, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Here’s the wrap on how Monday’s qualifying offer deadline went down. First, here’s a quick guide to the qualifying offers game: Teams are allowed to make $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents they’ve employed for at least a year and thus secure a draft pick if they depart. That pick will come immediately following the…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. Indians put their season in rookie Danny Salazar’s hands

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians' Salazar pitches during MLB American League baseball game against Toronto Blue Jays in Cleveland

    As the Indians wait to find out their opponent for the Wild Card game Wednesday they announced that rookie Danny Salazar will start the win-or-go-home game. Salazar made just 10 starts during the regular season, but the 23-year-old right-hander had incredible strikeout numbers in the minors before being called up and posted a 3.12 ERA…

  6. Scott Kazmir and the Indians have discussed a new contract

    Sep 29, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    The Indians and Scott Kazmir have expressed mutual interest in continuing their relationship, reports Chris Assenheimer of the Chronicle-Telegram. Kazmir has been a boon to the Indians’ pitching staff, finishing the season with a 4.04 ERA in 158 innings spanning 29 starts. The lefty averaged about a strikeout per inning pitched and a strikeout-to-walk ratio…

  7. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 29, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

    scott kazmir getty

    Well, this is it. The final day of the 2013 regular season. And there are still things to be decided. The Indians stayed hot and beat the Twins on Saturday behind a dominant Scott Kazmir, clinching at least a tie in the American League Wild Card race with a current record of 91-70. The Rangers…

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

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

    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…

  10. Scott Kazmir got stuck in an elevator last night

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Indians starter Scott Kazmir was in a bit of a pickle last night: Indians lefty Scott Kazmir stuck in hotel elevator for hour and a half last night. Elevator shaking and wouldn’t open. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) September 27, 2013 Despite the traumatic experience, Kazmir is still on schedule to start tomorrow against the Twins.…

  11. Indians top Astros to maintain lead as the AL’s second Wild Card

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians

    The Indians entered tonight’s action with a half-game lead over the Rangers for the second Wild Card in the American League. The two teams have been trending in opposite directions, with the Rangers having lost nine of their last ten contests, while the Indians have won seven of their last nine. The Tribe sent lefty…

  12. Scott Kazmir strikes out 12 in effort against the Mets

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    As if the Mets hadn’t already worn enough egg on their face for having dealt Scott Kazmir to the Rays for Victor Zambrano at the July 2004 deadline, their former lefty took them behind the shed tonight as a member of the Indians. Kazmir struck out 12 Mets hitters over six shutout innings, allowing just…

  13. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 1, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

    kazmir getty

    The Indians are collapsing with just one month to go. Scott Kazmir allowed four earned runs in five innings and the bullpen let in another six as Cleveland fell to Detroit 10-5 on Saturday night at Comerica Park. It was the Indians’ sixth consecutive loss and it’ll leave them with a 12-16 record for the…

  14. Indians release Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

    Daisuke Matsuzaka was in the mix for a spot in the Indians’ rotation during spring training, but eventually lost that competition to Scott Kazmir and has spent the entire season at Triple-A. Today the Indians released Matsuzaka after he started 19 games with a 3.92 ERA and 95/39 K/BB ratio in 103 innings for Columbus.…

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

    Comerica Park

    I went to Detroit over the weekend where I took in Saturday and Sunday’s Tigers-White Sox games. Such a wonderful time. Cool temperatures, no humidity, good company, good pitching, good food, good beer. It’s really all you could want. As I watched these games and hung around a city that, no matter what else you…

  16. Scott Kazmir blanks the Marlins over six as Indians win

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    kazmir getty

    Indians starter Scott Kazmir held the Marlins scoreless over six frames this afternoon, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven. As recently as June 15, his ERA stood at an unsightly 5.89, but after today’s outing, it is now 3.89. The Indians got their two runs on a Lonnie Chisenhall RBI single…

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

    Jul 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays' Price pitches against Boston Red Sox  during MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    Rays 5, Red Sox 1: David Price tossed a one-run, five hit complete game, with a solo homer by Mike Napoli the only real blemish. He needed a mere 97 pitches. That’s what happens when you throw 72 strikes. The Sox and Rays are once again tied in the loss column. Dodgers 8, Blue Jays…

  18. Brett Myers may switch to bullpen after elbow setback

    May 30, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Myers Getty

    Cleveland signed Brett Myers as a starter this offseason after the right-hander spent last season as a full-time reliever and now he might be moving back to the bullpen. Whenever he gets healthy, that is. Myers is on the disabled list with an elbow injury and recently had to put his minor-league rehab assignment on…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 10, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

    Luke Scott, Ryan Roberts

    Rays 5, Blue Jays 4: A battle of reigning Cy Young winners decided by a bases loaded walk to an Obama birther. Good times. I watched most of this one. Price and Dickey were OK, but not great. It was, like, the third straight home Rays game I’ve watched where Dick Vitale was noted in…

  20. Scott Kazmir shuts down A’s for his first 10-strikeout game since 2009

    May 9, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir AP

    Scott Kazmir got knocked around by the Astros in his first start of the season, which made it seem like his comeback with the Indians was destined to fail, but he’s actually been pretty good since then and turned in a very impressive start this afternoon against the A’s. Kazmir tossed six innings of one-run…

  21. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 6, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Bubble wrap

    We’re smack dab in the middle of the first ten days-to-two week period of beautiful weather in Ohio. It’s low 70s, low humidity, sunshine and nice breezes. Everything is in bloom and the land is green and lush.  This will be mirrored by the ten days-to-two week period in the fall in which the air will…

  22. Scott Kazmir wins his first game since 2010

    May 4, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    kazmir getty

    Indians starter Scott Kazmir held the Twins to two runs over six innings, striking out seven and walking one en route to his first victory since September 19, 2010. The lefty had allowed eight runs in 8.1 innings across two starts entering this afternoon’s game, but behind a fastball that averaged 92 MPH and maxed…

  23. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

    reynolds, giambi getty

    Scott Kazmir allowed six earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in his first big league start since 2011, but the Indians enjoyed a massive day at the plate in routing the Astros 19-6 Saturday night in Houston. The Tribe combined for 22 hits — seven of which were doubles and three of which were home…

  24. Indians’ Carlos Carrasco returns from suspension, gets ejected

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Carlos Carrasco opened the 2013 season serving a six-game suspension he received for intentionally drilling Kansas City’s Billy Butler in 2011. Now he could well be looking at another one after seemingly intentionally drilling Kevin Youkilis following a Robinson Cano homer in the fourth inning Tuesday. Immediately after Cano drove a ball out to left…

  25. Indians place Scott Kazmir on DL, call up Trevor Bauer

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    Scott Kazmir‘s comeback is on hold because of an abdominal strain that has him headed to the disabled list and the Indians announced that top prospect Trevor Bauer will be called up from Triple-A to take his place in the rotation Saturday. Bauer was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, almost immediately…

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