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4/22/2014 | Rzepczynski versatile, reliable lefty option in 'pen

Marc Rzepczynski is the resident squirrel expert in the Indians' bullpen. More importantly for Cleveland, he has turned into a reliable left-handed option since being acquired in a trade with St. Louis last summer.

4/22/2014 | Defensive shifting paying dividends

The Indians have embraced advanced metrics and have a front office and coaching staff that craves as much information as possible. Data can provide a competitive advantage, and that is made no clearer than through defensive shifts

4/22/2014 | Indians continue green initiatives

The Indians have been going green for years, but Earth Day on Tuesday gave the club another chance to do its part in helping the environment.

4/22/2014 | Salazar unable to shake early-season issues

On Tuesday night, Danny Salazar's early-season struggles continued in another abbreviated outing -- this one coming against the rival Royals. The righty teased with three no-hit innings out of the gates, but then fell apart in the fourth and was gone in the fifth, sending the Indians on their way to an 8-2 loss at Progressive Field.

4/22/2014 | Vargas-Masterson a matchup of efficient hurlers

Left-hander Jason Vargas, in his four starts for the Royals, has been the model of efficiency. He's thrown at least seven innings in each outing and his 1.24 ERA was third in the American League. His mound opponent on Wednesday night, Indians right-hander Justin Masterson, has been pretty efficient himself lately with 16 strikeouts in his last 11 innings.

4/22/2014 | Indians' prospect Ramirez powers Columbus

Jose Ramirez showed he has some pop in his bat on Monday night. The Indians' No. 8 prospect, according to, hit two home runs and helped Triple-A Columbus earn a 6-4 victory against Toledo. It was the first multi-homer game of his career.

4/21/2014 | Carrasco to work through struggles in rotation

Indians manager Terry Francona believes the easy thing to do would be to pull the plug on using Carlos Carrasco in the rotation. What Francona thinks makes more sense is weathering the current storm and seeing if Carrasco can realize his potential.

4/21/2014 | Francona gives Santana mental break vs. KC

Even during a slump, Carlos Santana typically maintains solid plate discipline. When Indians manager Terry Francona saw Santana uncharacteristically chasing pitches on Sunday against Toronto, he felt the slumping third baseman could use a day off.

4/21/2014 | Brantley, Kipnis homers power Tribe past KC

Michael Brantley belted a two-run shot in the fourth inning and Jason Kipnis followed suit in the sixth to put the Indians in front to stay in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Monday night.

4/21/2014 | Tribe activates Giambi from DL; Wood optioned

The Indians finally have their bench aligned as they initially planned. Prior to Monday's game against the Royals, Cleveland activated veteran Jason Giambi from the disabled list after his comeback from a fractured rib in his right side.

4/21/2014 | Salazar, Indians looking to stay tough on Royals

Ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals will look to snap a two-game skid in Tuesday night's rematch against Danny Salazar and the Indians at Progressive Field.

4/21/2014 | Indians provide fans with better Internet access

On Monday, the Indians announced that they have rolled out a new Wi-Fi network and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in partnership with Verizon Wireless.

4/20/2014 | Royals, Indians set to clash for first time in '14

Beginning Monday, the Indians and Royals will clash for the first time in 2014 in a four-game series at Progressive Field. Jeremy Guthrie gets the start for the Royals, with Zach McAllister taking the mound for the home team.

4/20/2014 | Tribe hopes comeback win signals turnaround

Michael Brantley and David Murphy -- who hit the go-ahead, three-run double in the sixth -- helped Cleveland overcome a rough outing from starter Carlos Carrasco and pick up a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays, salvaging a victory to wrap up what had been a disappointing series.

4/20/2014 | Francona reinforces belief in club with team meeting

Indians manager Terry Francona is not big on speeches, but he knows there are times when his voice needs to be heard in the clubhouse. Following Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Blue Jays, marking the seventh defeat in nine games for Cleveland, Francona called a team meeting.

4/20/2014 | Santana working through rough stretch

Slumps tend to be magnified at the start of the season. The way Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo sees things, Carlos Santana's current rough stretch has as much to do with a longer swing as it does with fighting the paltry numbers listed on the scoreboard.

4/20/2014 | Francona being patient with top of lineup

No one needs to tell Indians manager Terry Francona that the top of his lineup is struggling. Prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Francona admitted that the temptation to switch up the batting order definitely exists.

4/19/2014 | Despite errors, Tribe wants Gomes to keep throwing

Indians catcher Yan Gomes is known for his strong right arm. In the first few weeks of this season, though, Gomes has featured a loose cannon. Entering Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Gomes had already made five errors for Cleveland.

4/19/2014 | Francona turns to rookie Lee in key situation

The Indians believe that rookie reliever C.C. Lee will soon become a key piece in their bullpen. While balancing making decisions aimed at winning games, Cleveland manager Terry Francona is also keeping Lee's development in mind.

4/19/2014 | Masterson working with decreased velocity

Given the kind of performance Justin Masterson was able to give the Indians on Friday night, the sinkerballer was not too concerned about what numbers flashed on the radar gun. His pitch velocity has not been up to par to this point this season, but he is confident that the miles per hour will go up as the season progresses.

4/19/2014 | Indians' offense denied by Buehrle, Blue Jays

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle worked into the eighth inning on a cold afternoon, quieting the Tribe's offense in a 5-0 loss for the Indians at Progressive Field. Corey Kluber allowed four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.

4/18/2014 | Rotation issues plaguing Tribe in early going

The good news is that the Indians have better reason to feel comfortable about the state of their starting-pitching depth now than they did going into the season. The bad news is they already have pretty ample reason to consider dipping into it.

4/18/2014 | Reyes returns to Blue Jays' lineup in Cleveland

Jose Reyes will make his return to the lineup when the Blue Jays visit the Indians on Saturday afternoon. Left-hander Mark Buehrle takes the mound for Toronto against right-hander Corey Kluber.

4/18/2014 | Francona: Giambi will be activated Monday

The Indians have decided to give Jason Giambi a few more days of rest before activating the veteran slugger from the disabled list. Manager Terry Francona said the ballclub will wait until Monday to add the 43-year-old Giambi to the active roster.

4/18/2014 | Gomes remembers time with Toronto fondly

Hours before the Indians hosted the Blue Jays on Friday, Indians catcher Yan Gomes headed to the field during an early round of batting practice to chat with a few of his former Toronto teammates. Gomes will always cherish the brief stint he had north of the border.

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