Latest Cleveland Indians News

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Nov. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve the deal, which was announced...

Indians Carrasco, Perez honored for strong 2019 seasons

Nov. 10, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's courage while fighting cancer and community service earned him another postseason honor. Carrasco won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award, given annually by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, for being accommodating with media...

Indians let All-Star pitcher Salazar & 3 others go free

Nov. 4, 2019 4:36 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have given up on former All-Star Danny Salazar, whose career has been sidetracked by injuries. Salazar was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday and refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, electing to become a free agent. Relievers Tyler Olson, A.J. Cole...

Indians exercise ace Corey Kluber's 2020 contract option

Oct. 31, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians officially exercised starter Corey Kluber's $17.5 million contract option for next season. Team president Chris Antonetti said last month that the Indians would pick up Kluber's option. The club formally made the move Thursday while declining options on second baseman Jason...

Undaunted by cancer, Carrasco wins Clemente for charity work

Oct. 25, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more. The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to recognize a player's high character,...

Long wait over for some Astros, Nationals at World Series

Oct. 22, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a relief for Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith that manager AJ Hinch was only joking about his team's makeup for the World Series. "I would bring (him) in my office and pretend like he's not going to make the roster, just to get a reaction from him, and he wouldn't buy it," Hinch said....

The Latest: Zimmerman recalls first time he saw Jose Altuve

Oct. 21, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with the Houston Astros. Jose Altuve made his big league debut with...

Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians

Oct. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy during the Major League Baseball post-season. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that team representatives will hold the talks...

Indians C Pérez has ankle surgery, expected ready for camp

Oct. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Roberto Pérez had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. The team said Pérez underwent the arthroscopic procedure Thursday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 30-year-old Pérez is expected to be fully recovered by spring training in February. Pérez...

October outsiders: Indians' final comeback falls short

Sep. 30, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians made one stirring comeback after another through a season scattered with adversity, misfortune, and unexpected challenges. Their last one fell short. They're stubbornly sitting out the postseason for the first time since 2015. "We were on the run, and I just wanted to play in...