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  • Otero finds happy place in Tribe's bullpen
    It didn't take long for the Indians to wrap up contract negotiations with Dan Otero in the offseason. The club reached out to the reliever and asked him if he would be open to signing a two-year deal. That was all he needed to hear.
  • Indians honor late staffer with spring cap patch
    For the past decade, the late Matt Pruzinsky was a part of Cleveland's spring environment, and the team is now honoring his memory.There's a patch on the right side of all the hats belonging to Indians Minor League staffers and players, and will remain a part of their Spring Training uniform. The white rectangle with red trim has "MATTI P 26" written on it.
  • All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.
  • Allen, Tribe ready to fill Shaw's shoes in 'pen
    For the past five years, reliever Bryan Shaw was a constant part of the Tribe's environment. The right-hander earned a reputation as one of the most durable setup men in the game and more than earned the trust of Francona. That, in turn, earned Shaw a lucrative free-agent contract this past offseason, leaving an empty locker that could be challenging for Cleveland to fill.
  • Lindor strong-arms first full-squad workout
    Every February, Francisco Lindor cuts the sleeves off a team-issued hoodie and wears that during workouts around the Indians' Arizona complex. This year, the spring ritual revealed what appeared to be bulkier biceps on the high-energy shortstop.
  • Francona happy to be back in Indians' camp
    Terry Francona said his father never quite understood why the nickname made it to a second generation. Tito is what the elder Francona was called since his youth, and it is now what friends and family, and even players in the clubhouse, often use for the Indians' manager.
  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
    Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.
  • Indians' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.
  • Upton eyes roster spot; Kipnis preps for 2B
    Indians manager Terry Francona described his conversations with Melvin Upton Jr. as one of the highlights of his offseason. The veteran outfielder is coming off a disappointing season marred by injury, but he is healthy now and is hoping to earn a place on the Opening Day roster.
  • Davis reunites with Tribe on Minor League deal
    Rajai Davis went through a physical on Saturday to put the final touches on a Minor League contract with the Indians, who invited the veteran to big league camp with a shot at cracking the Opening Day roster.
  • Anderson throws first mound session since TJ
    Cody Anderson could not stop smiling as he made his way down a hallway inside the Indians' complex on Saturday morning. The big right-hander was roughly an hour away from throwing off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow last spring.
  • New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in
    New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
  • Relive Davis' World Series Game 7 heroics
    Relive Davis' World Series Game 7 heroics
  • Re-energized Kluber ready to turn the page
    The exact details behind what was ailing Corey Kluber in the American League Division Series remain unknown. Four months later, the ace of the Indians' staff stood in front of his locker and offered the same brief summation that he uttered after Cleveland's final loss of last season.
  • '18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Indians' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
  • New Indians pitching coach keeping status quo
    Carl Willis is not coming to camp with plans of making any drastic changes to the approach of the Indians' pitchers. For the most part, Cleveland's new pitching coach is inheriting a veteran staff, so the primary goal is to keep the group's collective success rolling.
  • Going for silver: Lindor shows off new hairdo
    While Francisco Lindor spoke with reporters on Friday morning, Jason Kipnis could not stop laughing while at his locker. Pitcher Cody Anderson walked by with a wide grin, ran his fingers across Lindor's hair and then pulled the shortstop into a friendly headlock.
  • Salazar may not be ready for Tribe opener
    The competition for the last two spots in the Indians' rotation has already hit a snag. On Thursday, when Cleveland held its first official workout for pitchers and catchers, the team announced that right-hander Danny Salazar is a couple of weeks behind the rest of the arms in camp.
  • Words cannot do justice to Lindor's haircut
    Words cannot do justice to Lindor's haircut
  • Brantley (ankle) questionable for Opening Day
    Michael Brantley is once again on the comeback trail, hoping to rejoin the regular spring schedule rather than working through a detailed program provided by the Indians' medical and training staff. Following surgery on his right ankle in October, Brantley is behind the pack this preseason and his availability for Opening Day is questionable.
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