MLB News: Matt Albers signs with Houston Astros

Amid a busy two days in Cleveland Indians free agency news, one 2013 pitcher officially left as well: Reliever Matt Albers has reached a one-year deal with the Houston Astros, as first reported by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The deal is worth $2.25 million with a $3 million option for 2015 and a $200K buyout.

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MLB Rumors: Indians Matt Albers could be the next member of bullpen to leave

Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that several teams have shown interest in free agent Tribe right handed reliever Matt Albers. Hoynes believes one of the teams strongly interested in the 30 year old rihty could be division rivals Detroit Tigers or the Chicago White Sox. Albers made $1.75 million in his

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The Diff: Indians offseason, 2014 salary and contention windows

The Diff

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. This is my 41st edition of The Diff. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I injected some stats into a Cavs rotation projection. This week, I’m writing about 2014 Indians salary issues. For many, talking about

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2013 Indians in Review: The Bullpen

Chicken

The Indians wild ride has come to an end. The 2013 season was one that nobody expected. A 96 loss team turned into a 92 win club that advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. GM Chris Antonetti and Manager Terry Francona helped changed the culture of the organization and has our

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Closer Jeopardy: Who’s the man for the Indians now?

Josmil Pinto, Chris Perez

It’s not like many fans didn’t see this coming, right? Perhaps not the 89-70 record, but maybe the Chris Perez demise? Here we are. Three games left in the regular season. The Cleveland Indians are on the verge of the playoffs and, it appears that with last night’s performance, Perez might be out of a

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Indians All-Star Break Review: The Bullpen

Chris Perez

We have arrived at baseball’s All-Star break. The Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, a game and a half out of first place in the AL Central. It has been quite a ride since GM Chris Antonetti hired Terry Francona to manage this club. The shot had been fired – a change in culture was about to arrive

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Tigers 4, Indians 2: Golden opportunity slips through Tribe’s fingers

If the Indians don’t end up winning the AL Central title, all they will have to do is point to their performance against the rival Detroit Tigers as the key reason why. They had every chance to take last night’s 4-2, 10 inning, rain-soaked loss, but just could never capitalize on their bevy of chances.

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MLB News: Indians make bullpen move after rain-delay madness

Friday night, the Indians and Rays were scheduled to play a game of baseball at 7:05 p.m. It was Dollar Dog Night and there seemed to be a large crowd in attendance — the Tribe eventually announced an attendance of 29,603. But unfortunately, 4.5+ hours of rain delays derailed the enthusiasm, yet the game continued.

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MLB News: Indians activate RP Matt Albers

The Cleveland Indians have activated right-handed pitcher Matt Albers from the Restricted List. Albers, 30, is 1-0 in four appearances this season. In five innings pitched, he has allowed three earned runs, striking out four batters while walking three. He was placed on the Restricted List after his time on the Paternity/Medical Emergency List drew to

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Indians put RP Matt Albers on ‘family medical emergency’ list; make minor trade

Today the Indians announced that they have moved relief pitcher Matt Albers to the family medical emergency list. The move will allow Albers more time to be with his wife during the birth of their child. He can stay on that list until Friday. They also announced a trade- “The Indians completed a Minor League

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Yankees 11, Indians 6: Home Opener interrupted by the Pronk Show

Travis Hafner

Opening Day is all about the pageantry of the grand old game. Fireworks and balloons. A fresh start with fresh faces. It is a chance for a team to capture the city’s imagination for at least one day. Here in Cleveland, with a new era of baseball upon us, the Tribe welcomed a packed house

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Indians 3, Blue Jays 2: Ubaldo’s alive, Reynolds shows why he’s here

Sometimes when you go into something with low expectations, things work out in your favor. For the second consecutive season, arguably the most important pitcher on the Indians is right-handed starter Ubaldo Jimenez. His success or lack there of is a gigantic key in the success of this team in 2013. If we get the

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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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MLB News: Indians sign Perez, Smith, Masterson and Albers to one-year deals

Just as they had late Thursday evening with Drew Stubbs and Lou Marson, the Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with relief pitchers Chris Perez and Joe Smith. Both players have signed one-year deals that effectively avoid arbitration. Perez, who made $4.5 million last season, agreed to a $7.3 million deal with the team. He

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #9 The Trade of Shin-Soo Choo

Shin Soo Choo

2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10

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Antonetti pulls off a coup for Choo

Trevor Bauer

To quote the great Nick Gilbert…. “What’s Not To Love?” I have killed Chris Antonetti time and time again for his head scratching roster decisions, but none of those will be mentioned in this piece. I am here to stand up, clap, and give the much maligned Tribe GM his proper due. Throughout this offseason,

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