3/11/2014 | Francona not rushing decision at third base
There is still no answer to the third-base conundrum in Cleveland camp, and manager Terry Francona has let the drama play out without making any commitments or even insinuating that he is getting close to a decision.
3/11/2014 | Masterson has four no-hit innings in Tribe win
Right-hander Justin Masterson pitched four solid innings to help lead the Indians past the D-backs, 7-1, on Tuesday afternoon at Salt River Fields.
3/11/2014 | Indians to help Bauer over 'bumps in the road'
Terry Francona was asked if comments he made Monday indicated that the Indians had serious concerns about Trevor Bauer moving forward, and the Indians manager clarified.
3/11/2014 | Masterson named Opening Day starter
Surprising few, Indians manager Terry Francona revealed Justin Masterson as the Indians' Opening Day starter following Cleveland's 7-1 win over Arizona on Tuesday.
3/11/2014 | Indians hope Aardsma is their 'lightning in a bottle'
David Aardsma, 32, is looking to re-establish himself as an arm worthy of the back end of the bullpen, as he was from 2009-10 when he ascended to the role of closer for the Seattle Mariners and saved 69 games.
3/10/2014 | Salazar, closely monitored, feels 'great' after debut
The Danny Salazar Project went from the back fields of the Indians' Spring Training complex all the way to the big time, Cactus League-style, on Monday. The results turned out to be exactly what the young right-hander and his bosses were looking for.
3/10/2014 | Vet infielder Aviles adding 'outfielder' to long resume
Veteran infielder Mike Aviles is in the process of adding "veteran outfielder" to his list of career accomplishments, and so far Indians manager Terry Francona has liked what he's seen. Aviles played right field on Monday against the Angels a day after playing left field against the Brewers, and it could be a continuing trend as the Indians look to make the most of their roster's versatility in 2014.
3/10/2014 | Honesty the best policy for Francona
Manager Terry Francona said one thing he's always done is make it very clear to players at the beginning of Spring Training what their chances might be to make the team. The skipper said he had such discussions with veterans including Aaron Harang, Jeff Francoeur, Elliot Johnson and Nyjer Morgan, and that he was "brutally honest" as always.
3/10/2014 | Salazar debuts well, but Bauer runs into trouble
Danny Salazar gave up one run in 1 2/3 innings in his first spring start, but Trevor Bauer struggled, surrendering seven runs (six earned) as the Indians fell to the Angels, 8-3, on Monday at Goodyear Ballpark. Jason Kipnis paced the Tribe's offense with his 3-for-3 day.
3/10/2014 | Murphy returning to approach after down year
David Murphy did not post Murphy-esque numbers his final year in Texas, but he knows why. This year in Cleveland, he's shortening his swing and maintaining an "easy approach" at the plate.
3/9/2014 | Atchison hopes to show that age is just a number
Veteran reliever Scott Atchison is in Indians camp as a non-roster invitee, but he does not plan on letting age get in the way as he competes for one of the clubs available bullpen jobs.
3/9/2014 | Older and wiser, Giambi appreciates role as mentor
At the age of 43, Jason Giambi is still pursuing his childhood dream. And over the years he has learned an even greater appreciation for the game of baseball.
3/9/2014 | Tribe rotation hopeful Tomlin silences Brewers
Indians rotation hopeful Josh Tomlin spun four shutout innings to help Cleveland earn a 4-2 Cactus League victory over a split Brewers squad. Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta pitched into the fourth inning and allowed three runs.
3/9/2014 | Tomlin among Tribe arms saved by Dr. Jobe
Dr. Frank Jobe passed away on Thursday at the age of 88, but the Tommy John surgery pioneer will hardly be forgotten in baseball, especially by the pitchers whose careers have been saved, including the Indians' Josh Tomlin, who had some kind words.
3/9/2014 | Francona sees Bauer putting it together
Indians manager Terry Francona thinks Trevor Bauer's performance this spring is an indication that the organization's patient approach with talented prospect last season was the right move.
3/9/2014 | Indians add 'B' games to give pitchers work
The pitching schedule that hangs just inside the clubhouse doors at the Indians' Spring Training complex has been a fluid list of late. There have been daily changes as pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash have tried to properly distribute innings.
3/8/2014 | Brantley's four hits highlight draw with Padres
Michael Brantley continued his torrid spring by getting four hits Saturday, while the Padres staged a late rally to forge a 4-4 tie in 10 innings with the Indians at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/8/2014 | Raburn rests sore knee after crashing into wall
One day after crashing hard into the right-field wall at Cubs Park on Friday, Ryan Raburn was still experiencing some discomfort in his left knee. Indians manager Terry Francona planned on keeping the utility man out of Saturday's lineup anyway, but Raburn will likely sit out on Sunday as well.
3/8/2014 | Kluber walks softly, but Francona notices fire
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber does not look for attention. The right-hander has a quiet punch-in, punch-out mentality that fits well in a blue-collar town like Cleveland. Indians manager Terry Francona said not to let Kluber's personality fool you.
3/8/2014 | Pestano not paying attention to early radar readings
Vinnie Pestano does not know how hard he is throwing right now, and the Indians reliever has no plans of checking any radar readings. So far this spring, he has seen some bad swings and frustrated body language from hitters, and that is enough for him.
3/7/2014 | Bourn off and running to satisfy hunger in 2014
After falling short in the playoffs last season, speedster Michael Bourn understands what is at stake this year, and how important he is to the Indians' cause.
3/7/2014 | Carrasco's three strong innings help Tribe down Cubs
Carlos Carrasco, trying to win the fifth spot in the Tribe's rotation, allowed two unearned runs and struck out six over three innings in Cleveland's 7-2 victory against the Cubs on Friday. Mike Aviles hit a two-run homer.
3/7/2014 | Bauer, Salazar continuing to grow, learn from others
For young Indians pitchers like Trevor Bauer and Danny Salazar in Spring Training, learning never stops -- it's a priority.
3/7/2014 | Salazar expected to see Cactus action on Tuesday
The Indians provided a controlled environment for Danny Salazar's first game action of Spring Training, allowing him to throw in an intrasquad "B" game on Friday.
3/7/2014 | Tribe moving forward with Santana's transition
Indians manager Terry Francona has been impressed with how Carlos Santana has looked at third base this spring. Cleveland plans on moving forward with the catcher's transition, and will have a meeting in the next few days to map out a plan for the rest of camp.
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