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Cleveland Indians Announce Lineup for Spring Opener Vs. Cincinnati Reds

March 2nd, 2015 at 1:55 PM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Indians will open Cactus League play on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern against the Cincinnati Reds.

Zach McAllister, who is battling for the No. 5 starter job, will be on the mound for the Tribe.

The Indians tweeted their starting lineup for the spring opener:

Jose Ramirez SS

Yan Gomes C

Lonnie Chisenhall 3B

Carlos Santana 1B

Dale Murphy RF

Mike Aviles 2B

Tyler Holt DH

James Ramsey LF

Tyler Naquin CF

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Cleveland Indians Fans Can Get Early Access to Single-Game Tickets

February 26th, 2015 at 7:02 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Cleveland Indians single-game tickets will go on sale to the public on March 9, but the team is offering an online sale one week earlier.

Fans who sign up at this link by Feb. 27 will get a password offering access to the Indians Online Onsale, which will begin on March 3 at 10 a.m.

Signing up for the Online Onsale will also place fans on the e-mail list for the Indians' "Around the Block" newsletter.

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Can Bruce Chen Break into the Cleveland Indians’ Starting Rotation?

February 18th, 2015 at 6:50 PM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Bruce Chen, who has been notoriously tough on the Cleveland Indians in recent years, signed a minor-league contract with the team this week.

Chen pitched for the Kansas City Royals from 2009-14 but was cut before the Royals' run to the World Series.

The 37-year-old lefty has an outside chance at the No. 5 starting spot, and he could compete for a bullpen role as well.

Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Gavin Floyd and Trevor Bauer are set for the top four spots in the rotation, with Danny Salazar, T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin battling with Chen for the final spot.

Indians 101 conducted its weekly Tuesday chat on The Sports Fix, and host Jerry "J-Rocc" Mires said Tribe fans shouldn't be optimistic if Chen makes the team.

"If you see Bruce Chen starting for the Indians, that means something has gone very wrong," Mires said.

Still, if Chen can pitch well in spring training, he could be an asset to the rotation, especially if Floyd has a hard time bouncing back from his broken elbow.

Chen was 7-3 against the Indians during his tenure with the Royals, and he posted a 1.04 ERA against the Tribe in 2013, when Cleveland made the playoffs.

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Cleveland Indians Hire Travis Hafner, Charles Nagy, John McDonald as Special Assistants

February 11th, 2015 at 8:27 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Some old favorites are returning to help the Cleveland Indians with scouting and player development.

Charles Nagy, Travis Hafner and John McDonald are returning as special assistants to player development, the Tribe announced on Feb. 10.

Hafner and McDonald also have "and scouting" in their job titles.

Nagy also helped the Tribe during spring training last year. He won 129 games for the Indians from 1990 to 2002.

Hafner socked 200 home runs for the Indians from 2003 to 2012.

McDonald, played for the Indians as an infielder in parts of seven seasons and recorded a career fielding percentage of .972.

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Cleveland Indians Counting on Bullpen to Remain Consistent

February 2nd, 2015 at 8:03 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Indians will need a strong bullpen in the 2015 season, which could see as many as four competitive teams in the American League Central Division.

The Tribe may have a hard time slugging it out with the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox. So when the Indians get a lead, they will rely on Chad Allen to protect it.

Even if Tribe manager Terry Francona doesn't like to use the term 'closer," Allen had a firm grip on the job after saving 24 games last year.

Workhorse right-hander Bryan Shaw and top left-hander Marc Rzepcynski will try to get the Tribe through the late innings to put the ball in Allen's hands for the ninth.

Left-handers Nick Hagadone and Kyle Crockett could both earn bullpen jobs, while right-handers Scott Atchison, C.C. Lee, Austin Adams and Josh Tomlin could battle for the other spots in the Tribe bullpen.

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