12/26/2014 | Kluber's stellar rise energized Tribe's season
The 2014 campaign did not end with a return trip to the postseason, but the Indians saw Corey Kluber develop into the American League's Cy Young winner and Michael Brantley grow into one of the top all-around hitters in the Major Leagues.
12/23/2014 | Christmas at the Klubers all about 'Frozen'
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber already won the American League Cy Young Award this year, so his list for Santa was short this Christmas. Kluber, who lives in Florida with his wife and two young daughters, recently took a break from singing along to the movie "Frozen" to answer some holiday-themed questions from MLB.com.
12/23/2014 | Maronde clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A
The Indians maintained a layer of depth on Tuesday, when left-hander Nick Maronde cleared waivers. Cleveland subsequently sent the pitcher outright to Triple-A Columbus and extended an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
12/23/2014 | Pleskoff's picks: Top 10 prospects
It is always difficult to rank prospects. Why is pitcher X better than hitter X in the rankings? Again, the results are in the eyes of the person compiling the lists. Given the landscape of individual difference, I offer my own 2015 Top 10 Prospect list. For me, each has the upside of an impact player.
12/20/2014 | Downs signs Minor League deal with Indians
Veteran left-handed reliever Scott Downs and the Indians have agreed on a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to big league Spring Training, the team announced on Saturday.
12/19/2014 | Progressive renovations starting to take shape
The Indians have made progress on the extensive Progressive Field renovations, and they're hoping to finish all the construction by their home opener against the Tigers on April 10.
12/17/2014 | AL Central looking like one powerhouse division
Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.
12/17/2014 | Kipnis has finger surgery; should be OK for start of season
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had surgery on Tuesday to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his left ring finger. He is expected to be ready to go in time for the regular season.
12/17/2014 | Comfort essential to Tribe's winter program for Kluber
Corey Kluber is a creature of habit, and altering his offseason regimen after his breakout 2014 season is not something he really wants to do. But the AL Cy Young Award winner is receptive to the Indians' suggestions for easing into Spring Training.
12/16/2014 | Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal
The Indians announced the signing of right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Floyd made nine starts for the Braves in 2014 before breaking his right elbow.
12/15/2014 | Inbox: Extension coming for Kluber soon?
Will the Indians sign Corey Kluber to a contract extension by Opening Day? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers this question and more in the latest edition of the Inbox.
12/15/2014 | Indians sign 4 players to Minor League deals
The Indians announced Monday the signings of catcher Brett Hayes, catcher Adam Moore, outfielder Destin Hood and first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.
12/11/2014 | Tribe hopes first move a precursor to many more
It was a head-spinning Winter Meetings in terms of transactions. There was so much movement around baseball over the final few days that it would be easy to forget that it was the Indians who sparked the action with the first trade.
12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results
The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.
12/10/2014 | Preparation key to shoring up Indians' defense
If the Indians head into Spring Training with the same infield alignment they used at the end of last season, then the challenge exists within the preparation. That is why general manager Chris Antonetti, manager Terry Francona and other members of the front office and coaching staff have discussed ideas for improving Spring Training workouts.
12/10/2014 | Moss reunion creates boon, challenge for Francona
The Indians kicked off the Winter Meetings by acquiring Brandon Moss from the A's on Monday. Terry Francona is thrilled to be reunited with Moss, who also presents a lineup challenge for the skipper with an assortment of players who can cycle through the DH role, while providing depth at first base or the corner outfield spots.
12/9/2014 | Rotation depth key to Indians contending in 2015
Cleveland expects to contend for the American League Central crown next year, but general manager Chris Antonetti knows the club continues to have a daunting road ahead as its rivals continue to find ways to get better.
12/9/2014 | Grandmother forever in Brantley's heart
When Michael Brantley collected his 200th hit this past season, he took a moment to reflect on his grandmother's life and tutelage.
12/8/2014 | LUNGevity cause hits home to members of Tribe
MLB's annual auction to raise money for cancer awareness hits close to home for many within the Indians' organization, including the two men involved in the team's items available. Terry Francona lost his mother, Roberta, to breast cancer in 1992, and Michael Brantley lost a grandmother to cancer.
12/8/2014 | Moss a great fit in Tribe lineup, clubhouse
As much as the Indians might like this trade today, they're probably going to like it even more next summer. Aren't those the best kind? First, Brandon Moss is a nice fit in the lineup. That's the easy part to figure out after the Indians acquired him from the A's for Minor League infielder Joe Wendle on Monday.
12/8/2014 | Tribe lands versatile Moss from A's for prospect Wendle
The Indians wasted no time in making some noise at this year's Winter Meetings. On Monday morning, Cleveland finalized a trade with Oakland to land slugger Brandon Moss in exchange for Minor League infield prospect Joe Wendle, sources confirmed to MLB.com. The Indians have not yet confirmed the deal, which has been in the works for the past week.
12/7/2014 | Indians could use Meetings to build around core
The Indians are pleased with the roster foundation they have in place, but the reality is that the club took a step backward in the standings last season. With the Winter Meetings getting underway on Monday morning, Cleveland is continuing its search for ways to build around its promising young core.
12/7/2014 | Indians agree to Minor League deals with Hood, Moore
The Indians have added some depth to their roster, agreeing to terms on Minor League contracts with outfielder Destin Hood and catcher Adam Moore on Sunday. The Indians have not confirmed the signings.
12/6/2014 | Indians' Kluber, Chisenhall net GIBBYs
Corey Kluber and Lonnie Chisenhall turned in two of the most memorable performances of 2014. Kluber's effort lasted a full season and earned him the American League Cy Young Award, while Chisenhall's was an all-time, single-game performance, but each were worthy of GIBBYS.
12/5/2014 | Indians happy that Cash is getting chance to manage
From the day the Indians added Kevin Cash to their coaching staff, the organization felt his time in Cleveland could be short, because he could soon be a big league skipper. On Friday, Cash received his chance with Tampa Bay, which named him its manager.
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