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INF César Hernández, Nationals agree to terms on 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent César Hernández and the Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a $4 million, one-year contract Tuesday, giving the team a veteran middle infielder who hit a career-high 21 homers last season. Hernández can earn $1 million in performance...

Cleveland city council approves Guardians lease at ballpark

Nov. 29, 2021 22:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland City Council voted Monday to approve a lease agreement that will keep the Guardians at Progressive Field through 2036. The team will also be able to begin planning renovations to the downtown ballpark, which will be upgraded as part of a...

Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor released by Yankees

Nov. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor were released by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they were designated for assignment four days ago and went unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old Frazier was the fifth pick overall in the 2013...

Former Indians All-Star reliever Doug Jones dead at 64

Nov. 22, 2021 18:43 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his best success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 64. Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the club's career saves list with 129. The club, which officially...

Name drop: Guardians' launch starts with store sign smashing

Nov. 19, 2021 16:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A special opening day for the newly named Cleveland Guardians began with a bang. Not the one they hoped for, either. As fans were buying the first available Guardians merchandise on Friday as the team officially transitioned from...

Indians officially changing name to Guardians this week

Nov. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new era of big-league baseball in Cleveland is about to start. The Guardians will be off and running. The hitting and fielding comes in a few months. The Indians will officially transition to Guardians on Friday, completing a name...

Guardians MLB team settles lawsuit with roller derby club

Nov. 16, 2021 10:53 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland will have two teams called the Guardians. The Major League Baseball franchise and a local roller derby club have reached a resolution in a lawsuit filed over the use of the name Guardians, allowing both to continue using it. ...

Indians exercise option on 3B Ramírez, hire hitting coach

Nov. 05, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have a new hitting coach. José Ramírez hardly needs one. Cleveland picked up the All-Star third baseman's $12 million contract option for 2022 on Friday after he had another MVP-caliber season. One of baseball's best...

Nats claim Pérez after waived by Indians, outright McGowin

Nov. 05, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-hander Francisco Pérez was claimed by the Washington Nationals, who also sent right-hander Kyle McGowin outright to Triple-A Rochester on Friday. Pérez had been waived by the Cleveland Indians. The 24-year-old reliever went...

Indians begin removing scripted name from stadium scoreboard

Nov. 02, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians began removing the team's scripted logo atop the giant scoreboard at Progressive Field on Tuesday as they transition their name to the Guardians. Crews started dismantling the letters, beginning with the “I” on the 80-foot-long sign....