CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians officially exercised starter Corey Kluber's $17.5 million contract option for next season.
Team president Chris Antonetti said last month that the Indians would...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Otero is a man of words. Not just because the steady reliever fills out crossword puzzles, but because he chooses words carefully, as in politely noting the operative...
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland's deep lineup combined for a successful Sunday in Chicago.
The bullpen almost gave it away.
Carrasco struck out nine in seven innings, and the Indians held off the White Sox for a 9-7 win.
AL Central-leading Cleveland had a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, and almost blew it. Run-scoring singles by Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith trimmed the Indians' lead to 9-5 in the ninth before manager Terry Francona replaced Dan Otero with Cody Allen.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians reliever Andrew Miller threw off the mound Wednesday at Progressive Field, a major stride in his recovery from knee inflammation.
"Really well," manager Terry Francona said describing Miller's workout, which was closely observed by pitching coach Carl Willis. "I think every time he throws, he takes a step in the right direction."
A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer in a 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona expected to see Oliver Perez run out of the bullpen. Pitching coach Carl Willis made the call for Dan Otero instead.
The mixup was a miserable one for the AL Central leaders.
Joey Votto hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Otero in the ninth inning as Cincinnati scored seven times with two outs, overcoming a gem by Trevor Bauer to beat Cleveland 7-4 on Tuesday night.
A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:
CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Allen had one thought as he saw his teammates waiting for him at home plate.
"Just don't get too roughed up in there," he said. "It's something I'll remember forever. It's all still sinking in. It's pretty special."
Allen homered on Brad Peacock's first pitch in the 14th inning, and the Cleveland Indians stunned the Houston Astros 10-9 on Sunday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians' beleaguered bullpen suffered another jolt when Andrew Miller went on the disabled list Saturday.
A few hours later. the relievers played a major role in an 8-6 win over the Houston Astros.
Zach McAllister, Tyler Olson, Dan Otero and Cody Allen combined to allow one run over the final 3 1/3 innings to make four homers hold up.
"That's a big pick-me-up right there," said Allen, who pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save. "That was a game we really needed."
DETROIT (AP) — John Hicks expected to be challenged by shutdown reliever Andrew Miller in a tight spot Tuesday night.
Instead, he got an easy bases-loaded walk to cap an unexpected comeback.
JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and the Detroit Tigers rallied against Miller during a five-run seventh inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-8.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walkoff homer, a three-run shot in the ninth inning that gave New York a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for its 15th victory in 16 games.
At 21 years and 144 days, bettered Mickey Mantle, who was 21 years and 185 days when he hit three-run, ninth-inning drive of Boston's Ellis Kinder in a 6-3 win on April 23, 1953.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The first day without Andrew Miller didn't work out too well for the Cleveland Indians.
Kyle Seager's RBI double in the eighth off Nick Goody lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 win on Thursday night.
With Miller on the disabled list after straining his left hamstring on Wednesday, the AL Central-leading Indians used three relievers in the eighth.
SEATTLE (AP) — Dee Gordon isn't known for hitting home runs, and before this year he'd never played the outfield. But on Sunday, his power and his glove in center field led the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 win against the Cleveland Indians.
Gordon, who has never hit more than four homers in a season, led off the seventh inning with a tiebreaking shot to right off Dan Otero (0-1). Gordon clearly knew he'd hit it well — after making contact, he watched the ball and walked out of the batter's box.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians reliever Dan Otero has agreed to a $2.5 million, two-year contract with Cleveland that includes a 2020 team option and could be worth $3.9 million plus bonuses over three seasons.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Dan Otero agreed Friday to a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who reached an $825,000, one-year deal with outfielder Abraham Almonte.
Otero, 32, went 3-0 with a 2.85 ERA in 52 appearances and 60 innings during his second season with Cleveland in 2017.
Almonte batted .233 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 69 games for the Indians this season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It's time for the 2017 Cleveland Indians to be introduced to the one and only . 1884 Providence Grays.
They share some unlikely history, the two teams, which played a mere 141 years apart, are the only two clubs to have ever won 27 out of 28 games.
The Indians joined the Grays on Thursday when Francisco Lindor's three-run homer led Cleveland to a 4-1 victory and three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Not always in accord, Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians met in the middle on something.
The enigmatic right-hander, whose best season in the majors was tarnished by a postseason drone accident in 2016, avoided salary arbitration with the team by agreeing Thursday to a $3.55 million, one-year contract, more than double the $1,697,500 he earned last year.
Cleveland also came to agreement with reliever Dan Otero on a $1,055,000 deal for 2017.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians (all times local):
Addison Russell is having himself a night in Game 6.
The young shortstop has six RBIs through three innings, including a grand slam off Cleveland Indians reliever Dan Otero that gave the Chicago Cubs a commanding 7-0 lead.
TORONTO (AP) — Before the Cleveland Indians could even consider giving the ball to Andrew Miller, their bullpen faced a daunting task in the very first inning.
After Trevor Bauer's bloody exit , these remarkable relievers had to stitch together almost an entire game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
TORONTO (AP) — Trevor Bauer and his injured finger couldn't make it through the first inning Monday night. That means Corey Kluber is expected back on the mound for Cleveland a day earlier than planned.
DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber has left a game Monday night at Detroit after only four innings because of right groin tightness.
Kluber threw only 60 pitches. Cleveland led 4-2 and can clinch the AL Central title with a victory.
The Indians are already dealing with injuries to starters Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, and a serious injury to Kluber would further hamper the team's chances at an extended postseason run.