MLB Rumors: Indians to ink left-handed veteran J.C. Romero

Left-hander J.C. Romero has opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals and is working to finalize a new minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. J.C. Romero opted out with #Nationals. #Indians working to finalize deal with him. Could report to AAA as soon as

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MLB News: Indians recall Scott Barnes; designate David Huff for assignment

The Indians announced today that they have recalled LHP Scott Barnes from AAA Columbus- “Barnes begins his third stint (April 28, May 5-9) with Cleveland, posting an ERA of 4.50 in 3 relief outings to date with the Indians (4.0IP, 1H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 4K, .077AVG). With Columbus this season he is 2-2 with a 5.74ERA

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Does the Indians bullpen have a southpaw problem?

Nick Hagadone

Over the last three years, the Indians have constructed their bullpen in a certain way. You have the back-end, three-headed monster in Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano, and Chris Perez turning leads into wins. The names around them have changed, but the group as a whole has been solid since these three have steadied the ship.

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Tigers 11 Indians 7: “Bad Ubaldo” reappears at the wrong time

Ubaldo Jimenez

That one month run where Ubaldo Jimenez “found something” sure was fun, wasn’t it? I made the mistake of writing him off once before. I think I learned my lesson. I wouldn’t drink the “Ubaldo is back” kool aid and I won’t say that last night’s return of “Bad Ubaldo” is a complete setback.  But

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Tigers 5, Indians 1: Scherzer Shuts Down Hot Tribe

Miguel Cabrera

I write these recaps four to five times a week. Over a full baseball season, some of them are so much fun to put together and they write themselves. Then there are others where you have to grasp at an angle because nothing really exciting happened. Then there are the ones with one or two

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MLB News: Indians part ways with David Huff, Ezequiel Carrera

More roster news was announced later last night from Goodyear: The Cleveland Indians have decided to part ways with LHP David Huff and OF Ezequiel Carrera. Multiple outlets reported that Huff was told he will be traded shortly, while Carrera was designated for assignment. The news comes on the heel of roster decisions earlier Monday

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Zach McAllister Confirmed As #4 Starter, Huff To Bullpen

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed today that Zach McAllister, the team’s most consistent starter last season, will join Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, and newly signed Brett Myers in the starting rotation, securing the fourth spot in the rotation. Correspondingly, according to The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes, Tito also said that left-handed starter David Huff will

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Pestano and Perez to the WBC gives others their shot

Nick Hagadone

Chris Perez and Vinnie Pestano are the backbone of the Tribe bullpen. Joe Smith is right there with them. There is no denying that the success of these three relievers will have a huge impact on which was the 2013 season will go for the Cleveland Indians. Each is at the top of their game

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On the 2013 Indians starting rotation and narratives

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Last year, in spring training, I remember the WFNY crew was banging our heads against a wall trying to come up with Indians content. There ain’t no shortage of narratives and storylines this year. And that’s fun for everyone. Positives! But today, I hope to tackle one specific topic from Jon’s “optimism” article earlier this

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Trevor Bauer, and the Indians’ starting pitching outlook

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Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with

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Mercifully, Its Over…..But The A’s Are Still Playing!

Travis Hafner

Game 162. Regarding our beloved Cleveland Indians, it seems like this last two months has taken two full years, hasn’t it? I can’t remember a season that I wanted to end more than this one. Its crazy to think that I feel that way, considering as of July 26th, the Indians were right there in

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Box Score: White Sox 9, Indians 0

The Indians (68-94) season has come to a woeful, merciless end. In a game as fitting as possible for this entire season, the White Sox (85-77) poured on 16 hits, led by three homers from backup first baseman Dan Johnson (his first HRs of the season), in a complete thrashing of the Tribe. The next

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Box Score: Indians 15, Royals 4

This is very typical Cleveland, right? A day after losing their 90th game of the season, the Indians rallied back to score 15 runs today against the Royals. Seven of those runs came in a hectic top of the ninth inning. The stars of the game: starter David Huff and the six players that collected

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Rangers 5 Indians 2: Is The Streak III Occurring?

Shin-Soo Choo

Nobody said beating the Texas Rangers was going to be easy, especially when you have starting pitching that could go either way on any night and a lineup that looks more like a 4A convention than a Major League team. But hey, as GM Chris Antonetti told us two days ago, these guys still have

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Huff Activated, Sent To Columbus

The Indians announced today that left-handed starting pitcher David Huff was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Huff, 27, went on the DL with a strained right hamstring that occurred on March 29th in Spring Training. Huff was in competition with Jeanmar Gomez and Kevin Slowey for the fifth starter

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David Huff to Make Rehab Start for Aeros Tonight

Left-hander David Huff will make a rehab start on the road for the Double-A Akron Aeros tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Aeros will be facing off against the Reading Phillies. Huff, 27, is recovering from a strained right hamstring that he suffered March 29 at the end of Indians spring training. He was one of

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Indians Report: David Huff and Derek Lowe both leave game with injuries

Derek Lowe left after 3 innings pitched today with back spasms. Manny Acta said that the injury isn’t believed to be serious, and that Lowe should still make his next scheduled appearance. The news on David Huff isn’t as good. Huff left after facing just one hitter, after straining his hamstring fielding the ball. The

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Indians Spring Training Battles: The Fifth Starter

Jeanmar Gomez

When the entire Fausto Carmona identity situation came to light, the Indians were left with a dilemma. Should they look for outside alternatives to fill the new void at the fifth spot in the rotation or should they consider the in-house candidates that were expected to start the season at AAA Columbus? As it turned

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While We’re Waiting… Comparing Kipnis, Play the kids, and fifth-starter battle

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Apparently, it’s not a unique opinion these days as Manny Acta told Pete Gammons this week that Kipnis was a “cross between Pedroia and

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Is the Tribe Down On Jeanmar Gomez?

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Derek Lowe. Kevin Slowey. Now, Jon Garland. Are the Indians throwing numbers up against the wall and hoping that a couple of them stick? Well, yes, that is exactly what they are doing. At the end of the 2011 season, The Indians had Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, the man formerly known as Fausto Carmona, and

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