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Indians reach deal with former No. 1 overall pick Aiken

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Brady Aiken has finally signed a professional contract, agreeing to terms with the Cleveland Indians and ended a tumultuous last year for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Houston Astros took Aiken with the top overall choice of last year's draft and had initially agreed to a deal with the San Diego prep pitcher worth a...

Indians OF Bourn suspended

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Major League Baseball on Thursday handed down a one-game suspension to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn and fined him an undisclosed amount. Bourn was given the punishment for making contact with umpire Phil Cuzzi during Tuesday night's 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. According to the Indians, Bourn will appeal the ruling and is in the lineup...

Recap: Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kris Bryant and Chris Denorfia hit two of the Chicago Cubs' four home runs in a 17-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Bryant clubbed a grand slam off a position player to cap a seven-run ninth inning, while Denorfia hit a three-run shot and an RBI double. Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) and Yoervis Medina combined on a four-hit shutout. Wada...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Bauer twirled a gem and Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer to lead the Cleveland Indians in a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Bauer (6-3) struck out seven in seven scoreless innings for Cleveland, which improved to 18-15 away from home this season. Bauer gave up four hits and three walks. Rookie shortstop Francisco Lindor, who made his major...

Indians-Cubs Rainout Allows Players to Attend Stanley Cup

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Rainouts in baseball usually provide time for extra rest for the players. Except when you play in Chicago and the Blackhawks are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. This scenario played out for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, so Cubs’ star first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis, who grew up in Chicago. As much as they may have...

Busy Week For MLB Prospect Debuts

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It’s been a busy week for the MLB’s top prospects. Over just the past seven days, four of the league’s most anticipated players made their debuts, including Carlos Correa (SS, Astros), Byron Buxton (OF, Twins), Vincent Velasquez (P, Astros), and Francisco Lindor (SS, Indians). Not only did they come up, they also made some memorable moments rather quickly. Carlos Correa...

Recap: Detroit vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - J.D. Martinez clubbed a three-run homer while Alfredo Simon outpitched Corey Kluber as Detroit silenced Cleveland, 8- 1, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Simon (7-3) tossed five innings of three-hit, scoreless ball during which he fanned five and walked only one. Kluber (3-8), meanwhile was also out after five after giving up two runs on four hits...

Indians promote SS Lindor

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians have joined the recent trend of calling up top prospects to the major leagues, selecting the contract of highly regarded shortstop Francisco Lindor from Triple-A Columbus prior to Sunday's series finale in Detroit. Lindor, who entered 2015 rated the No. 4 overall prospect by MLB.com, fills a roster spot made available when the Indians...

Recap: Detroit vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Yan Gomes drove in a pair of runs, including the eventual game winner in the eighth inning, and Cleveland clipped Detroit by a 5-4 count in the middle test of a three-game series. Carlos Santana homered, while Jason Kipnis and David Murphy also contributed an RBI apiece for the Indians, who were coming off a 4-0 loss in Friday's opener. Carlos Carrasco...

Indians activate RHP Atchison from DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians activated right- handed pitcher Scott Atchison from the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Atchison had been sidelined since May 28 with a sprained left ankle. Prior to the injury, the 39-year-old allowed 10 runs in 15 2/3 innings for a 5.74 ERA. To make room for Atchison on the roster,...