Boone, Gardner, Yanks again hammer umps, beat Indians 6-5
NEW YORK (AP) — Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away.
At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too.
Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees...
TORONTO (AP) — Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber wrapped up a shaky pregame bullpen session and shared a worried look with catcher Kevin Plawecki.
CLEVELAND (AP) — CC Sabathia made what was likely the final outing at Progressive Field of his storied career Saturday.
It didn't go the way the 38-year-old left-hander hoped.
BOSTON (AP) — About the only hit the Cleveland Indians didn't get was the single Carlos Santana needed to complete the cycle.
Santana homered and smacked Cleveland's first triple of the...
Bieber, bullpen lead Indians to 4-2 win over Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Catcher Kevin Plawecki hasn't worked with Shane Bieber much, yet his respect for the young Cleveland Indians pitcher grows with each outing.
Stamets’ grand slam sends Indians past Rangers 10-1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Eric Stamets has tried to approach this spring training like any other even though he'll start the season opener Thursday with three-time...
American League Central capsules
Capsules of American League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
AL Central teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Manager: Terry Francona (seventh season).
2018: 91-71, first place, lost to Houston in Division Series.
Indians agree with new catcher Kevin Plawecki at $1,137,500
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians avoided salary arbitration with new catcher Kevin Plawecki, who agreed to a one-year contract for $1,137,500.
Plawecki was acquired Sunday from the New York Mets. He made $557,471 last season, when he batted .201 with seven homers and a career-high 30 RBIs.
Indians get catching help, acquire Plawecki from Mets
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard.
After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets.
Plawecki’s slam helps power Mets to 16-5 rout of Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Mets enjoyed a memorable night in the midst of a season that's worth forgetting.
Kevin Plawecki hit his first career grand slam during a nine-run sixth inning, Brandon Nimmo went 5 for 5 with three RBIs and the Mets breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 16-5 on Wednesday.
Dodgers hit 7 homers in 8-7 win over Mets
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Turner hit Los Angeles' seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in the 11th inning that lifted the Dodgers over the New York Mets 8-7 on Sunday.
Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez each homered twice as the Dodgers beat the Mets for the 12th straight time dating to 2016. Max Muncy and Joc Pederson also connected for Los Angeles. Hernandez and Muncy led off the game with back-to-back shots.
ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets have placed right-hander A.J. Ramos and infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list and activated right-hander Hansel Robles and catcher Kevin Plawecki from rehab assignments.
Heading into a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves, the Mets added infielder Phillips Evans from Triple-A Las Vegas and brought in right-hander Gerson Bautista as Monday's 26th man.
Nido, Flexen brought up by Mets, who cut Lobaton
NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Tomas Nido has replaced Jose Lobaton as the New York Mets' backup to newly acquired catcher Devin Mesoraco, primarily so he can observe the eight-year veteran.
Starter Travis d'Arnaud's season ended after four games because of a torn elbow ligament and backup Kevin Plawecki isn't expected back for at least another week after breaking his left hand on April 11.
Mets’ Plawecki has broken hand; d’Arnaud needs surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets catchers can't avoid catching a break. Or a tear.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks with a broken left hand and went on the disabled list Friday as New York announced Travis d'Arnaud will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets suddenly found themselves down two catchers Wednesday, yet relieved the situation wasn't even worse.
Travis d'Arnaud went on the disabled list for the fifth consecutive year with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and surgery is possible.
Mets counting on d’Arnaud-Plawecki duo to finally catch on
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The way the New York Mets look at it, they have two catchers good enough to start in the majors.
Some might say they have none.
While the Mets focused on filling other holes this offseason, one thorny area where they didn't make a big move to mask their warts was behind the plate. They're still counting on once-touted prospects Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki — or at least one of them — to solidify the position.
Mets add Lobaton, finalize $14M, 2-year deal with Swarzak
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets added catcher Jose Lobaton, who will try to earn a roster spot in spring training, and finalized their $14 million, two-year contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak on Friday.
Lobaton will report to big league spring training and compete with Kevin Plawecki for a backup job behind Travis d'Arnaud. Lobaton would get a $1.25 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster.
Montero wins again, Plawecki homers as Mets top Reds 6-1
NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Mets try to put this lost season behind them and look ahead to next year, Rafael Montero, Kevin Plawecki and a handful of other youngsters are benefiting from their opportunities in the majors.
Montero overcame five walks to win his third straight start, Plawecki hit a two-run homer and the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Saturday night.
Astros use big 6th for 4-1 win, sweep Mets in doubleheader
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer had three hits and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Saturday to sweep a day-night doubleheader in their first games at home since the city was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
The Astros won the first game 12-8 behind Springer's career-high 30th home run.
Montero shuts down Marlins in Mets’ 8-1 win
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Montero gave the New York Mets another solid start and it paid off this time.
Montero pitched six strong innings, Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each hit long two-run homers to help the Mets snap a five-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
Mets recall catcher Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have recalled catcher Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas and activated left-hander Tommy Milone from the disabled list.
Plawecki replaces catcher Rene Rivera, who was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim. Milone takes the roster spot of outfielder Curtis Granderson, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Plawecki was driving home from Citi Field when his phone buzzed. The New York Mets had tweeted a photograph of T.J. Rivera wearing the star-of-the-game crown in their clubhouse after a victory over Miami, and the background included Plawecki's locker — and a clearly visible sex toy.