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2017 Schedule
102-60, 1st in AL Cent
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Source: Indians agree to deal with M. Upton

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Indians Manager Terry Francona on what advice he would give newly minted Red Sox Manager Alex Cora: "I don't think guys need advice. There's a reason someone hired them. They felt like he was ready. Part of the fun of this game is you do things how you want to do it."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Santana has become a better teammate over the past few years, according to Terry Francona, who saw him morph from "kind of surly" to a leader in the Indians' clubhouse and a better defensive player at first base. Santana is a free agent.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Francona on his many ex-players who have become managers (Dave Roberts, Kevin Cash, Alex Cora, Gabe Kapler): "You could see by the way they went about the game that, if they wanted to stay in the game, they could."

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5dBuster Olney

Sources: Shaw to Rockies for 3 years, $27M

Sources told ESPN's Buster Olney that relief pitcher Bryan Shaw's three-year deal with the Rockies is worth around $9 million per season. Shaw led the majors with 79 appearances last season with the Indians.

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6d

Ocker to receive Hall of Fame's Spink Award

Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians from 1981 to 2013 for the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.

Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

Fuente: Oferta de #Indians a Carlos Santana ocurrió un mes atrás y equipo mostró disposición de pasar de tres años y $12 millones de dólares anuales.‬ #WinterMeetings

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7d

Morris, Trammell make Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after previously falling short of induction to Cooperstown.

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12d

Indians, Twins to extend netting at ballparks

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball teams to announce plans to expand safety netting at their ballparks for the 2018 season.

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21dDan Szymborski, special to ESPN.com

Free agents who should sign now: Jay Bruce

Bruce will be in a similar position to Mark Trumbo or Chris Carter last year, finding out that homers -- which is most of what Bruce provides -- are cheap right now.

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26dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Indians

Due to a schedule heavy with weak divisional opposition in Detroit, Chicago and Kansas City, the Indians' early projection gets a tremendous boost with a 98 percent playoff probability.

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27dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for every team this offseason

Should Francisco Lindor get a new deal? Which contender should sign Yu Darvish? Every front office has a shopping list, but here's what each should do this winter.

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Indians add five players to 40-man roster

The Indians claimed 2B Rob Refsnyder off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. In addition, Cleveland selected the contracts of infielders Willi Castro, Yu Chang, Eric Stamets and RHP Julian Merryweather from Triple-A Columbus and designated LHP Kyle Crockett and RHP Dylan Baker for assignment.

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28dAssociated Press

Thome, Vizquel headline 19 Hall of Fame ballot newcomers

Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome & Omar Vizquel headline 19 first-timers on the writers' Hall of Fame ballot announced Mon. Among 14 holdovers from the ‘17 ballot are Trevor Hoffman, Vlad Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez & Sammy Sosa. Results are to be announced 1/24.

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32dDan Szymborski

Projecting MLB's award winners in 2018

Can Corey Kluber repeat as AL Cy Young winner? He'll have to hold off his toughest competition this season once again.

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Tom shines in AFL

Indians outfield prospect Ka'ai Tom went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and two runs scored for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. The 23-year-old is now slashing .275/.420/.500 through 11 games this fall.

ESPN Stats and Information  

What made Corey Kluber great? 1) Curveball had run value of 38 runs saved, highest for any pitch in MLB 2)230 outs, 142 K with curveball, most in MLB (.105 opp BA in AB ending in curveball) 3) 33.5% miss rate on all pitches ranked 3rd in MLB (minimum 15 starts).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.301st
Quality Starts843rd
WHIP1.162nd
BAA.2363rd
Runs8186th
Batting Average.2635th
On Base Percentage.3392nd
Slugging Percentage.4493rd