Indians players and coaches shave heads in support of Mike Aviles’ daughter

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Many fans may sometimes forget at times, but professional athletes have actual lives (outside of sports) as well, just like every other person in the world. For Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles, baseball became an afterthought earlier in May, when his four year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia. In support of Aviles’ family and Adriana

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Ball Played: Indians cannot hang on by their fingernails in loss

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Going into Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, it had been mentioned but not truly quantified that the Cleveland Indians offense has been much improved during the month of May. Much of the offensive improvement is rightfully attributed to the outstanding month of Jason Kipnis, but the overall team statistics have risen more than

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C-Cap Recap: That’s Called a Winning Streak

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Had this game been played in Cleveland, one could only assume they would have dropped confetti from the upper deck. The Indians have won three in a row! It’s their first such string of the entire season, but more importantly, the low-stress 5-2 win over the White Sox Thursday night gave the Tribe an honest-to-gosh

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Ball Played: Kluber versus Sale

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It is really difficult for a team to be doing as poorly as the Cleveland Indians are in the standings considering some of the individual performances they have had. For instance, the top four starters are so strong that they have masked the complete destruction that comes when Zach Chenhouse1 starts. The starting rotation ranks second in

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For Adriana

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Last week, the Cleveland Indians announced that utility player extraordinaire Mike Aviles was taking an extended leave of absence from the team, as he learned that his four-year-old daughter, Adriana, had been diagnosed with leukemia. It might be presumptuous for me to express my thoughts, as I do not know Mike Aviles or his family. I

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Mike Aviles placed on Family Medical Emergency List, Zach Walters recalled to Indians


On Friday, the Indians announced that they have placed utility man Mike Aviles on the Family Medical Emergency list. To fill Aviles’ spot on the Indians roster, the team has recalled utility man Zach Walters from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. The team did not give specifics on the reason Aviles was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list. Players can stay on this

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Ball Played: Defense, bullpen, and score all favored Royals

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Corey Kluber entered the night with 495 career strikeouts and it was largely expected that he would record number 500 on Monday night. The Kansas City Royals are the most difficult team in MLB to strike out, however, and it took Corey until the sixth inning to achieve that 500th strikeout when he froze Lorenzo

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Cleveland Indians’ defense: Still abysmal

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In 2014, the Cleveland Indians missed out on the postseason in part to a surging Kansas City Royals team. But—as we discussed several times—several losses throughout the course of the year were due largely to their dreadful defense—or more specifically, run prevention, an area where they were the worst in all of baseball. Had last season’s

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Ball Played: Carrasco dominates, Santana goes yard in win

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Wednesday was the anniversary of Frank Robinson breaking the color barrier by becoming the first African American manager in MLB for the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He celebrated by hitting a homerun in his first at bat of the game. The Indians have made sure to highlight this anniversary with a dedicated plaque outside the

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Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots

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The genesis for these articles was spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). Denny has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. To see exactly

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Francisco Lindor to start 2015 in Triple-A

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Asdrubal Cabrera may be gone, but the path the bigs isn’t exactly clear.

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Indians infield and a goodbye note: While We’re Waiting…

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JR heads west.

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Indians 5, Twins 0: Handsome in the House

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Don’t look now, but here they come. The Cleveland Indians, the consistent inconsistents, are in the midst of the soft part of their schedule. After taking two of three from the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles, the next nine games on the docket featured three of the AL’s worst teams; Minnesota, Houston, and Chicago. The Twins

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Dominant starting pitching, slumbering bats, and Ubaldo being Ubaldo

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This weekend series was once again another example of what this 2014 Cleveland Indians team is all about. The AL East leading Baltimore Orioles came to town with the biggest margin of any division top dog in baseball. Their offense is beastly, with power up and down the lineup. So naturally the story of the

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Yanimal and Bauer send Tribe into break on a high

Trevor Bauer is a beast. I know the stats might not say so, but my man is one heck of a pitcher. We may look back at the trade of Shin-Soo Choo for Bauer and reliever Bryan Shaw (among others) in the same vain as Bartolo Colon trade. I know that is crazy talk, but

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Indians 5, Dodgers 4: Tribe doesn’t “fear the beard,” takes series in L.A.

No matter how much I watch this Indians team, I will never be able to figure them out. I was in the building Monday night when the Wahoos were one-hit by Dan Haren. That was a night after Seattle’s Felix Hernandez one-hit gem. The offense went from ice cold to smokin’ hot last night as

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Royals 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as Ventura bests Bauer

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When the Indians look back on their first two and a half months of the 2014 season, they are going to lament the amount of games that they both failed to come through in ample opportunities at the plate and made defensive blunders that cost them runs. Wednesday afternoon’s loss in Kansas City was the

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Indians come through at home with sweep of Rockies

When Michael Bourn drilled a letter-high fastball over the fence in right center, the Indians completed another three game sweep with a home plate celebration. It was the fourth walk-off win for the Indians this season, and Bourn’s first ever walk-off home run. After getting swept by the White Sox in Chicago, the Indians returned

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White Sox 3, Indians 2: Lack of “O,” poor “D,” ruin House’s “A” performance

I have seen this game way too many times before. The Cleveland Indians get great starting pitching from an unlikely source, can’t get anything going with the bats, make an ill-timed error, and lose a winnable game. It is getting to become a real tired act. Poor T.J. House pitched as well as anyone could have possibly

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Indians 4, Twins 3: Bad defense assists Tribe walkoff win

For one night, the magic was back at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. All it took was the kind of shoddy defense the Indians have played all year. This time, it was their opponent who did them the favor. Since the Eric Wedge era, we have seen plenty of Indians attempting to play positions

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