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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right, taps the glove of catcher Roberto Perez, left, after a pitching session during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Indians' Carrasco hurts leg in workout, team awaiting tests

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could have another significant pitching problem. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco felt discomfort in his right leg during a spring training workout Wednesday and is undergoing imaging tests to find out the severity of the injury and how long he'll be sidelined....

FILE  -  In this Sept. 28, 2019 file photo Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor warms up before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Lindor insists he wants to stay in Cleveland. The Indians would like that, too. Money, though, could get in the way. The four-time All-Star shortstop reiterated in Arizona that he would prefer to play with the Indians beyond 2021 when his contract expires. The Indians have made long-term offers to him in the past and will continue negotiations. But the deeper in the season it gets, the more the club will have to consider trading Lindor or watch him walk away as a free agent. The Indians held their first full-squad workout of training camp on Monday, Feb. 17 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Indians' Lindor: "I want to win here. I want to stay here."

Feb. 17, 2020 6:42 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — For now, Francisco Lindor isn't going anywhere. And, if he had his way, he'd never leave Cleveland. “My approach this year is winning here,’’ the four-time All-Star shortstop said Monday following the Indians' first full-squad workout of training camp....

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' starting pitcher Mike Clevinger winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, in New York. Clevinger will undergo left knee surgery after injuring himself during a spring training workout. The team said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, that Clevinger, who went 13-4 last season, suffered a partial tear of meniscus during a workout at the team's complex in Goodyear, Arizona on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Indians starter Clevinger has knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Feb. 14, 2020 8:59 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are already dealing with adversity before taking the field for their first full-squad workout. Starter Mike Clevinger could be sidelined two months after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury the right-hander sustained while working out...

Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway speaks about his philosophies outside the clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. After his difficult two-year tenure as the New York Mets' manager ended last fall, Callaway says he is energized by his return to a familiar role as he becomes a key assistant to new Angels manager Joe Maddon. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

Mickey Callaway focused on Halos' pitchers after Mets tenure

Feb. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mickey Callaway says his baseball knowledge expanded tremendously during his two seasons as the New York Mets' manager, and the Los Angeles Angels will benefit from his Queens education as he returns to his familiar role as a pitching coach. “I just think about the game more...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Minnesota Twins Manager: Rocco Baldelli (second season). 2019: 101-61, first place, lost to Yankees in...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor relays to first after fielding a ground ball during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Lindor's unsettled future with Cleveland hangs over the team like a darkening storm cloud. And when he and the Indians arrive at training camp later this month in Goodyear, Ariz., the 27-year-old's situation will likely be a daily topic until there is some resolution.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Indians head to Arizona with Lindor, numerous questions

Feb. 6, 2020 1:36 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor swears he hasn't listened to any of the trade rumors swirling around him this winter. The All-Star shortstop might not be able to avoid them this spring. Lindor's unsettled future with Cleveland hangs over the team like a darkening storm cloud. And when he and the Indians...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Cleveland. Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he''ll react the next time he's on the mound facing the Astros. Clevinger has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Astros since their sign-stealing scandal broke earlier this month, rocking baseball, leading to suspensions, managerial firings in Houston, Boston and New York and blanketing the sport in a net of suspicion as spring training approaches.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

High, hard: Indians' Clevinger takes aim at cheating Astros

Feb. 1, 2020 3:11 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he'll react the next time he's on the mound facing the Houston Astros. They cheated, and he doesn't like cheaters. On Friday night, he took aim at them. “We'll see,” he said. “It'll be fun." Clevinger has been one...

Brewers 'Counsell gets 3-year contract extension through '23

Jan. 8, 2020 3:29 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee general manager David Stearns didn't have to do much thinking when it came to a new long-term deal for Brewers manager Craig Counsell. "Both Craig and I thought this was probably an inevitability at some point," Stearns said Wednesday after announcing a three-year extension for...