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Indians Trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

July 30, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians have traded right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon according to multiple reports.

Masterson is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts with the Indians this season and has shown a loss of velocity in his fastball. Cleveland and Masterson could not agree on a contract extension during spring training and he has had a very subpar 2014 season. He has been on the disabled list since July 8 with right knee inflammation and was supposed to start on Friday evening for Cleveland. Instead, he is dealt to St. Louis, a contender looking to strengthen their starting rotation. Masterson will be a free agent at the end of this season.

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Indians Acquire Marc Rzepczynski

July 30, 2013 |

If he’s as tough on left-handed hitters as he is on spelling bee contestants, the Indians have a good one.

The Cleveland Indians announced this afternoon that they acquired left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski (zep-CHIN-skee) from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Herrera.

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Indians Select Clint Frazier with Fifth Overall Pick in MLB Draft

June 6, 2013 |

On Thursday night, Major League Baseball kicked off the first of a three day First-Year Player Draft. The Cleveland Indians owned the fifth overall pick in the draft, their highest pick since 2010.

When the Indians finally came on the clock, commission Bud Selig announced their pick as 18-year-old high school center fielder Clint Frazier out of Loganville, Georgia. The 5’11” 190-pound right-handed hitting outfielder was beaming after hearing his name called. After putting on the Indians jersey he said, “This is a dream come true.”

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Chris Perez Being Investigated

June 5, 2013 |

According to several news outlets this morning the Rocky River police confirmed they have been tracking a package that was going to a home in Rocky River that is believed to contain a controlled substance.

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Chris Perez Out 3-4 Weeks with Shoulder Strain

March 1, 2013 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Cleveland Indians announced Friday that closer Chris Perez suffered a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder during his last outing on Feb 26.

Perez will not throw for the next seven to 10 days and … Read More

Indians Sign Brett Myers to Bolster Rotation

January 2, 2013 |

Tuesday the Cleveland Indians opened the new year the same way they finished the old one, by making a free agent signing. This time the Indians signed right-handed pitcher Brett Myers.

Myers, who turned 32-years old in August, was used as a relief pitcher in 2012, splitting time between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox. He made 70 appearances last season, 35 with both the Astros and White Sox, going 3-8, with a 3.31 ERA in 65.1 innings. According to’s Jon Heyman, the deal is a one year deal, worth $7 million and includes a club option for 2014.

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Wahoo Watch Podcast–Nick Swisher Edition, December 23, 2012

December 23, 2012 |

When Nick Swisher signs a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians two days before Christmas, you have to break in with a special podcast segment. Mike Brandyberry quickly hustled to round up Ronnie Tellalian and discuss the deal, … Read More

Indians Sign Nick Swisher to Four Year Contract

December 23, 2012 | | 3 Comments

By Mike Brandyberry

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News the Cleveland Indians and Nick Swisher have agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract, with a vesting option for a fifth year. If the fifth year is exercised, the contract would be worth a total of $70 million.

The 32-year old Swisher hit .272, with 24 home runs and 93 runs batted in last season with the New York Yankees. He is a career .256 hitter, with 209 home runs and 673 runs batted in, in nine seasons with Oakland, the Chicago White Sox and New York.

According to Feinsand, the fifth year vests based upon plate appearances in the 2016 season. According to Feinsand, “If he’s healthy, it should happen easily.” The deal is the fifth largest free agent contract given this winter behind Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Anibal Sanchez and B.J. Upton.

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Indians Sign Mark Reynolds to One Year Contract

December 9, 2012 |

The Cleveland Indians have signed Mark Reynolds to a one year contract, valued at $6 million according to Britt Ghiroli of The free-swinging, right-handed bat will most likely fill the first base void with the Indians. The Tribe had been previously … Read More

Indians Trade Rogers to Blue Jays for Aviles and Gomes

November 3, 2012 | | 5 Comments

Saturday afternoon the Cleveland Indians traded right-handed relief pitcher Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays for shortstop Mike Aviles and utility infielder Yan Gomes.

Aviles, 31, appeared in 136 games for the Red Sox as their starting shortstop last season, batting .250 with 13 HR and 60 RBI. The right-handed hitting versatile middle infielder was originally drafted in the seventh round by the Kansas City Royals in 2003 and just completed his fifth Major League season. After being named the Royals Minor League Player of the Year in 2007, he was the Royals MVP in 2008 and finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting after batting .325 with 10 HR and 51 RBI in 102 games. In 475 career games with the Royals and Red Sox, Aviles has posted a .277 average with 39 HR and 190 RBI. He was recently traded on October 21, 2012 from Boston to Toronto in the deal that sent Manager John Farrell to Boston.

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Michael Brantley Undergoes Successful Surgery

October 11, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Center fielder Michael Brantley underwent surgery this morning in Philadelphia, PA to repair a core muscle injury (sports hernia) on the left side of his abdominal wall. The 24-minute procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers. … Read More

Francona to be Named Tribe Manager

October 6, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Cleveland Indians announced Saturday evening they have agreed to a contract with Terry Francona to become the team’s 42nd manage. The club will make a formal announcement on Monday morninig at Progressive Field, bue will … Read More