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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...

Pounders, McGuire agree to minor league deals with Rays

Feb. 14, 2020 6:12 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Relief pitchers Brooks Pounders and Deck McGuire have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays announced the agreements Friday and expect the right-handers in spring training on Saturday. Pounders split last season between the Indians and Mets...

Shelton's 1st workout as Pirates' manager 'cool' experience

Feb. 12, 2020 2:08 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton’s face as he walked from one practice field to another while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitchers and catchers go through their first spring training workout. Shelton was hired as general manager of the Pittsburgh...

Rangers add former Indians closer Allen on minor league deal

Feb. 7, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen, who will report to major league spring training. If added to the 40-man roster, Allen would get a one-year contract that includes a $1.3 million salary while in the major leagues. Allen...

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 Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor throws out Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton at first base to end the eighth inning of a baseball game in Washington. Francisco Lindor's future with the Indians was already unclear and uncertain. The four-time All-Star shortstop, who has been the subject of trade rumors because Cleveland will probably never be able to offer him a long-term contract offer close to what he'll one day get as a free agent, made some contradictory comments while discussing his situation, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

All-Star Lindor's future with Indians clouded in uncertainty

Feb. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's future with the Indians was already unclear and uncertain. On Saturday, it got even more confusing. The four-time All-Star shortstop, who has been the subject of trade rumors because Cleveland will probably never be able to offer him a long-term contract close to what he...

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...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Betts' $27M, Bryant's $18.6M skip arbitration with big deals

Jan. 10, 2020 9:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player, while Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant got an $18.6 million, one-year deal. Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer struck a $17.5 million...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (12) bats against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Francisco Lindor's status with the Indians has been slightly upgraded. Team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that he's more confident that the All-Star shortstop will be in Cleveland's lineup to start the season after the Indians didn't receive a trade proposal over the past few weeks that made sense. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

Indians, All-Star Lindor reach $17.5 million deal for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shortstop Francisco Lindor avoided salary arbitration and agreed Friday to a $17.5 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who have so far rejected trade offers for the four-time All-Star. Lindor received the second-largest one-year deal for a player in his second season of...