Latest Terry Francona News

Indians move into a tie for wild-card spot, beat Tigers 7-0

Sep. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have work to do on their postseason push, and no games left against their favorite pushovers. Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over the Tigers...

Indians' Ramírez takes 1st BP since breaking right hand

Sep. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians third baseman José Ramírez took batting practice Thursday for the first time since breaking his right hand last month and is hoping to return before the end of the regular season. Ramírez had surgery for a broken hamate bone Aug. 26, and the expected recovery window...

Puig's single in 10th lifts Indians over Tigers 2-1

Sep. 19, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig rounded first base, happily waiting for Francisco Lindor to jump into his arms. It was a moment he had been waiting for since joining the Indians on July 31. Puig delivered a bases-loaded single off the top of the right field wall with two outs in the 10th inning, and Cleveland...

Injured Kipnis hopes there's a future for him with Indians

Sep. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A broken right wrist ended Jason Kipnis' regular season. He hopes it didn't also end his tenure with the Cleveland Indians. Kipnis has spent his entire professional career with the organization since being drafted in 2009, but the Indians are unlikely to pick up his $16.5 million option...

2B Kipnis breaks hand, a blow to Indians' playoff chances

Sep. 17, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' postseason chances have been dealt another blow — second baseman Jason Kipnis has a broken right hand. Kipnis will need surgery on the fractured hamate bone, the same injury that has kept third baseman José Ramírez out of Cleveland's lineup for weeks. The team...

Indians trim Twins 7-5 to salvage AL Central series finale

Sep. 15, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They're not finished yet. "We're going to keep fighting," said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the AL Central alive on...

Sanó's grand slam leads Twins to sweep of Indians

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing Miguel Sanó sent the Minnesota Twins to a doubleheader sweep and maybe a division title. Sanó's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing the sweep of Saturday's...

Twins-Indians opener postponed, doubleheader Saturday

Sep. 13, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis found a silver lining under the dark clouds — and the rain. After the opener of a three-game AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland was washed out Friday night because of thunderstorms, Kipnis said playing a doubleheader on Saturday may benefit the...

With Hand out, Indians bring up Karinchak for Twins series

Sep. 13, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While they wait for their current closer, the Indians brought up their likely next one. James Karinchak was added to the roster on Friday as Cleveland opened a critical three-game series with the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins, who lead the Indians by 3½ games. The 23-year-old...

Indians likely without All-Star reliever Hand for key series

Sep. 12, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have dealt with plenty of injuries and adversity this season. They will be dealing with more going into a key series. All-Star closer Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI on his left arm. Manager Terry Francona said after the Indians' 4-3...