Video: Best of the Indians Week

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The Tribe produced some highlights in a rare winning week.

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Ball Played: Anything Brew can do Tribe can do better

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Michael Brantley went NOVA against his former team once again.

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Next Up: One at Wrigley then home vs. the Brewers … and how will you be watching?

Luis Tiant at Fenway Park
in the 1970s, courtesy of wikipedia.org

After a three-city, ten-game road trip, a fourth city and eleventh game might start to feel burdensome to a last place team. But the Cleveland Indians can’t come home, not until they make up that game against the Cubs that was postponed on June 15 due to a deluge in Chicago. The game may not

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C-Cap Recap: Ballad of The Little Cowboy

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Josh Tomlin earned his first victory since last August as the Cleveland Indians kicked off a four-game weekend series in the Bronx with a 3-2 win over those delightful underdog scamps, the New York Yankees. The Indians (56-64) nearly took a page out of the Cleveland Browns playbook by blowing a lead hilariously in the

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Gavin Floyd to begin rehab assignment following elbow injury

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Gavin Floyd, one of the Cleveland Indians’ major offseason acquisitions, will begin a rehab assignment this week. He is expected to start for the organization’s Arizona Rookie League team on Wednesday. Floyd, an early March favorite to win a guaranteed rotation spot, re-fractured his right elbow in the middle of spring training. That injury required

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C-Cap Weekend Recap: One-Hitsville, USA

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One week after drubbing the Twins to the tune of 34 runs in a three game series in Cleveland, the increasingly confident Indians traveled to Minneapolis for an encore performance and wound up with more of a disappointing, Caddyshack II style sequel. With Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley out of the lineup — à la

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Indians promote Jerry Sands, option Austin Adams ahead of home opener

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The Cleveland Indians made their first roster move of 2015 to deviate from their Opening Day roster. They have recalled outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus. To make room for his on the 25-man roster, reliever Austin Adams was optioned to Columbus. To make room for him on the 40-man, pitcher Josh Tomlin was transferred

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Josh Tomlin to miss 3-4 months with shoulder surgery

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The Indians announced on Friday that pitcher Josh Tomlin will have have arthroscopic debridement surgery on his injured shoulder. The surgery was warranted after Tomlin was found to be suffering from chronic AC joint inflammation. The Indians have set next Wednesday, April 8th, as the day of the surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. The timetable for his return

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Anthony Swarzak makes Cleveland Indians roster; Josh Tomlin sent down

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Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak made the Cleveland Indians roster out of spring training, the team announced on Sunday morning. Starter Josh Tomlin was sent down to Triple-A Columbus. TJ House and Zach McAllister won out the final two rotation spots. Swarzak, 29, has spent his entire baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. A second-round

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Indians option Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus

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The Cleveland Indians have optioned pitcher Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus. This means Zach McAllister, T.J. House and Josh Tomlin will fight for the final two rotations spots for the Indians. The team has their first three rotation spots settled with Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer, so these final two spots will need to be decided

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Reds 9, Indians 2: Cueto is Cueto and Tomlin is Tomlin

Baseball has a long, grueling and agitating season. Life might be especially annoying as a baseball fan of a .500 team. When you’re a bad team, almost every game is bad. It’s like being a Cubs fan. When things are good, yes the expectations are high, but again, you’re winning. The ‘90s were so much

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Tribe releases Nyjer Morgan, recalls Josh Tomlin

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Could the Tribe be adding a player via trade or waivers in the near future? Nyjer Morgan, one of the Indians’ early-season feel-good stories was released on Tuesday afternoon amidst a series of moves made by the team’s front office. In addition to activating Morgan from the 60-day disabled list and immediately releasing him, the

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Santana streaking, rotation turning, and opportunities blown

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The Indians couldn’t have picked a worse week to wet themselves. I’ve said this before and I will say it again: The only consistent thing about this team is their inconsistency. Just when you want to believe after they take three of four in Detroit, they come out and lose two of three to the

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Yankees 5, Indians 4: Homers and blown chances cost Tribe a W

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When you jump out ahead with three first inning runs in your home park, you are supposed to win. When your bullpen delivers seven straight scoreless innings, you are supposed to win. When you load the bases on three straight one out walks in the 10th inning, you are supposed to win. Well, that’s why

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Tomlin’s gem, House’s run, and consistently inconsistent play

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I promised myself I wouldn’t say anything negative about Nick Swisher’s play……. When I sit down every Sunday to write about the weekend that was with our friends of the feather, the topics seem to be the same: Bad defense, a lack of coming through with the timely big hits, starters not going deep enough

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Animated: Ryan Raburn’s Web Gem, Josh Tomlin’s approval

In the second inning of Josh Tomlin’s masterful one-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, right fielder Ryan Raburn helped the cause with a full-extension, diving catch to rob the hot-hitting Kyle Siegler of extra bases. The play made MLB.com’s “outstandings” lists and is sure to be all over SportsCenter if you are patient

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Angels 9, Indians 3: Trout turns Tribe into dogs at Puppypalooza

This just in: Mike Trout is good at baseball. “There’s a lot to like about Trout,” said manager Terry Francona said with a smile. “I actually think for his sake they should rest him on Wednesday. He’s got a chance to be a pretty good player. You don’t want to tire him out.” Sometimes you

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Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Papi & Lester stymie Wahoos for third straight loss

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This wasn’t another one that got away, but the Indians once again shot themselves in the foot defensively which directly affected the 5-2 loss in Boston on Thursday night. During their 9-1 hot streak, the gloves weren’t a hot topic of conversation, despite the fact that they led the league in errors and unearned runs. But

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The inimitable Josh Tomlin: old dogs, new tricks, and revisited parades

I try to avoid declaring any one person unique, as such declarations imply there are non-unique people—boring and generic caricatures, leading rote and empty lives. This feels like a nasty thing to say, even only as an implication. But Josh Tomlin is unique and you are leading a rote and empty life. Let’s begin with

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Bauer & Tomlin as saviors, Carlos’ triumphant return, and a major roster decision looming

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If the last three weeks taught you anything, it is that a baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. In this space a short three weeks ago, I wrote that as Yogi Berra once said “its getting late, early” and that the Indians season was spiraling downward in an out of control manner. The

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