| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:10 AM
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MLB Team Report - Cleveland Indians - INSIDE PITCH
At the start of spring training a year ago, Carlos Santana was the Cleveland Indians starting catcher and Yan Gomes was No.3, behind Santana and Lou Marson. At the start of spring...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:01 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Besides 6 inches of fresh snow in the driveway, nothing confirms how long this winter has dragged like feeling delirious over seeing two baseball teams that combined for 195 losses last season.
Curiosity also accompanied me Monday to...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:20 PM
GOODYEAR, Ariz. The Carlos Santana experiment at third base begins in earnest today.
Santana, who split time between catching, designated hitter and first base last season, will shed his catching gear for the time being this spring.
For now, Santana...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:05 PM
GOODYEAR, Ariz. When the Cleveland Indians used a large chunk of their upcoming TV money haul to sign free-agent first baseman Nick Swisher last offseason, they were no doubt hoping for a better return than the career-low 63 RBI Swisher contributed....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:09 PM
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TAMPA -- Has there ever been a major league team lose as much marquee star power as the New York Yankees did since last season ended'
And that does not even include franchise icon Derek Jeter, who announced three days before...
| Feb 8, 2014
Mike Trout does not yet have the same name recognition of other American sports' top athletes.
He lost to Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt in the first round of this winter's "Face of MLB" competition on MLB Network; and Nick Swisher, a slightly above-...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Bruce Chen worked five innings and Salvador Perez doubled home two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Chen was pulled in the sixth after giving up a single to Michael Bourn and walking Nick Swisher to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
1. Red Sox (3): Return of Clay Buchholz looks like best pitching addition any team has made. But the biggest reason to like the Red Sox is the lineup that combines brains and brawn.
2. A's (7): This year, they're not flying under the radar as the...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:09 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Masterson (11-7) had faced the...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
CLEVELAND -- Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Angels collapsed in the sixth and seventh innings for a 6-5 loss at Progressive Field on Sunday.
Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana led off the seventh...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:35 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- In what’s become another disappointing season for the Minnesota Twins, their bullpen has been one of the team’s strengths.
But even relievers can have a bad day.
Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning...