Indians Confound Again by Passing on Austin Jackson

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The inarguable competence of the Indians front office — the way they’ve built a lethal, low-priced rotation and a stable core — is actually what makes events like the Jackson non-signing all the more frustrating.

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Cleveland Indians acquire reliever Dan Otero, DFA Jerry Sands

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The Indians added another veteran bullpen arm in Dan Otero and DFA’d Jerry Sands to make room on the 40-man roster.

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Cleveland Indians designate Chris Johnson for assignment

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To clear room for Rajai Davis, the Cleveland Indians designated Chris Johnson for assignment. He’s still owed $17.5 million.

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MLB Free Agency: Cleveland Indians add lefty Joe Thatcher

The Indians continued a busy 24 hours of free agency by signing veteran left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher. You can never have too much pitching.

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MLB News: Cleveland Indians sign outfielder Rajai Davis

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After the Cleveland Indians signed Mike Napoli, they followed it up with the signing of outfielder Rajai Davis. It’s a solid, albeit not very sexy move.

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MLB Free Agency: Indians interested in lefty Cory Luebke

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Cory Luebke was once an up-and-coming lefty ace with the San Diego Padres. Could be make a comeback in relief with the Indians?

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Cleveland Indians in discussions with free agent Rajai Davis

Does Rajai Davis get you excited for the 2016 Indians? He would actually be a quite helpful signing, at the right price.

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MLB News: Cleveland Indians claim Tampa Bay’s Joey Butler

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In a small move, the Cleveland Indians claimed OF Joey Butler from the Tampa Bay Rays. Infamously, Butler broke up Carlos Carrasco’s no-hit bid in July.

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Cleveland Indians showing “intense” interest in Shane Victorino

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The Cleveland Indians are reportedly showing “intense” interest in free agent outfielder Shane Victorino, formerly of the Red Sox and Phillies.

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Mike Napoli on Cleveland Indians’ free agent interest list

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Right handed? ✔ Power hitter? ✔ Killer beard? ✔

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Cleveland Indians interested in free agents Pedro Alvarez, Chris Carter

More rumored free agent additions for the Cleveland Indians.

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Sorry Yoenis: ESPN lists Michael Brantley as No. 2 LF in baseball

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…Which means the team has a giant hole to fill over the first few months of the 2016 season.

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Cleveland Indians interested in free agent reliever Tommy Hunter

You can never have too much pitching.

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Analyzing possible Cleveland Indians outfield targets: MLB Trade Rumors

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Major League Baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Some of the offseason’s biggest free agents already have decided on their 2016 landing spots. The Cleveland Indians, coming off a disappointing 81-80 season, are expected to have a busy winter. But the Indians aren’t expected to make a big splash

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Colby Rasmus accepts Houston Astros qualifying offer

Colby Rasmus, a free agent outfielder, was discussed as a potential Cleveland Indians target by FanGraphs’ Dave Cameron just last week. The 29-year-old former first-round pick was expected to receive a free agent contract of at least $12 million annually over 3-4 years. Of course, that made the odds of the Indians signing him fairly low,

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Atlanta Braves looking to unload Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn

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If you know anyone willing to take on $29 million in salary, give John Hart a call.

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Qualifying offers and a Cleveland Indians free agency primer

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Explaining the MLB Free Agency qualifying offer system and how the affects possible offseason Cleveland Indians hitter targets, such as Austin Jackson.

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Is Colby Rasmus a potential fit for the Cleveland Indians?

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With a need to upgrade the outfield, might the Tribe target Colby Rasmus?

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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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Max Scherzer leaves the AL Central, signs seven-year deal with Washington

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Addition by subtraction? Early Monday morning, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman broke the news that the Washington Nationals and free agent right-hander Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year contract meaning that the long-time dominant starter for the Detroit Tigers will no longer be plaguing the Cleveland Indians multiple times per season. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal added that

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